Yukie Ohba

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NEFA/nucleobindin2 (NUCB2), a novel satiety molecule, is associated with leptin-independent melanocortin signaling in the central nervous system. Here, we show that systemic administration of m-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP), a serotonin 5-HT1B/2C receptor agonist, significantly increased the expression of hypothalamic NUCB2 in wild-type mice. The increases(More)
Monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins in later adulthood were studied in order to examine genetic and environmental contributions to the decline of cognitive performance. In this study, 118 twin pairs took a comprehensive medical examination at a university hospital. Cognitive function was measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). The(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) 2C receptors and the downstream melanocortin pathway are suggested to mediate the anorexic effects of m-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP) and fenfluramine. We previously reported that fluvoxamine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, together with pharmacological inactivation of 5-HT2C receptors exert feeding(More)
A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of acute onset amnesia in March 1991. Neurological examination revealed right homonymous hemianopsia and clumsiness of the right hand. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated abnormal intensity areas in the left hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, fimbria of the hippocampus and the occipital(More)
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