Yuichi Masubuchi

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Previous study using an indirect gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist indicated that high salt intake enhances sensitivity of nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) projecting inhibitory input to rostral ventrolateral medulla sympathoexcitatory neurons. We further investigated the relationship between salt intake and the GABA system in NTS. Sprague-Dawley (S-D)(More)
High salt intake has been shown to augment the sensitivity of rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) sympathoexcitatory neurons. We examined the effects of 4 weeks of high dietary salt (8%) on the sensitivity of nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) and caudal ventrolateral medulla (CVLM) in controlling RVLM. In chloralose-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats, high(More)
This paper discusses a fully decentralized algorithm able to create an adaptive swarm of autonomous mobile robots from the viewpoint of " computational physics ". To this end, we particularly focus on " Stokesian Dynamics method ". Simulation results indicate that the proposed algorithm can control the shape of the swarm appropriately according to the(More)
In alpha-chloralose-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with unilateral nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) lesions, injection of the alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine into the contralateral NTS dose-dependently increased arterial pressure (AP). Bunazosin (0.1 nmol) or prazosin (0.36 nmol), an alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor antagonist, also(More)
Years ago it was reported that, as lung volume increased, there was a corresponding increase in scalene EMG activity (Raper et al. J Appl Physiol 21: 497-502, 1966). Otherwise, the relationship between changing lung volume and the EMG of the respiratory muscles has not been defined. We therefore inserted fine wire electrodes into the scalene (SCLN),(More)
The electrophoretic movement and Brownian motion of T4DNA, lambda DNA and their complexes with polyacrylamide (PAAm) via intercalative unit from 5-[(4-acryloylamino)phenyl]-3-amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methylp henazinium chloride were observed using fluorescence microscopy. It was found that T4DNA/PAAm complex migrates slower than T4DNA alone in gel(More)
Ovariectomy was performed at 4 weeks of age (W), and the rats were used when they were 33 and 75 W old. Systolic blood pressure (BP) was measured by the tail-cuff method. Naloxone (10 mg/kg) was given i.p. Catecholamines (CA) were determined with HPLC. Norepinephrine (NE) was not significantly altered in intact rats by naloxone; however, a significant(More)