Yuji Kawahara

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The effects of two different types of stress (hypotension and handling) on the release of dopamine, noradrenaline and DOPAC in the locus coeruleus (LC) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) was studied by means of the dual-probe microdialysis technique. One probe was implanted in the vicinity of the LC and a second probe was implanted in the mPFC. Both probes(More)
BACKGROUND Resistin is a recently identified adipocyte-secreted hormone in rodents, and has been proposed to serve as a link between obesity and insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to develop a sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for human resistin and evaluate serum resistin concentrations in normal subjects and patients with type(More)
Accumulating evidence has shown the pathophysiological significance of the translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) in the central nervous system. In this study, we evaluated the beneficial effects of ONO-2952, a novel TSPO antagonist in rat stress models. ONO-2952 potently bound both rat and human TSPO (Ki=0.330-9.30 nmol/L) with high selectivity over other(More)
Our purpose was to verify the histological appearance of the dural tail accompanying meningiomas on MRI. We studied seven patients such a dural tale. We examined the point of attachment of the tumour and the adjacent dura mater histologically. In all patients, rich vascularity and dilated vessels were observed in the dura mater at the point of attachment of(More)
Neuroprotection is the primary concern in patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease. The D2/weak D1 dopamine agonist cabergoline elicits neuroprotection by antioxidation and scavenging free radicals, and may protect neurons by up-regulating endogenous neurotrophic factors synthesis in the brain. In primary cultured mouse astrocytes, cabergoline 37(More)
OBJECTIVE In an attempt to clarify the conflicting data on resistin mRNA expression and protein analysis by western blotting in adipose tissue and serum, we developed a sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for direct measurement of mouse resistin. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We developed polyclonal antibodies directed to the N (21 to(More)
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