Yuri Kidani

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Effects of methylphenidate (MPH), a therapeutic agent used in children presenting the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on the membrane potential and current in neurons of the rat locus coeruleus (LC) were examined using intracellular and whole cell patch-clamp recording techniques. Application of MPH (30 microM) to artificial cerebrospinal(More)
Effects of methylphenidate (MPH), an agent used clinically for the treatment of children presenting the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), on synaptic transmission in the rat locus coeruleus (LC) were examined by intracellular recording methods. Bath-application of MPH (30 nM-3 microM) increased the amplitude of the inhibitory postsynaptic(More)
The present study examined the effect of methylphenidate (MPH), a psychostimulant, on nor-adrenergic transmission in the locus coeruleus (LC) of juvenile rats. Intracellular recordings showed that MPH (>3 µM) produced a hyperpolarizing response associated with a decrease in the rate of spontaneously firing action potentials. MPH (1 µM) enhanced the(More)
Effects of milnacipran (MIL), a selective serotonin and noradrenaline (NA) reuptake inhibitor, on the neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the rat locus coeruleus (LC) were examined by intracellular and whole-cell patch-clamp recording techniques. We compared MIL and methylphenidate (MPH), a selective NA and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, as a(More)
Effects of milnacipran (MIL), a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), on synaptic transmission were examined in the rat locus coeruleus (LC). Bath-application of MIL produced a hyperpolarization associated with a decrease in input resistance of LC neurons. The MIL-induced hyperpolarization reversed polarity near the equilibrium potential of(More)
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