Yusuke Negishi

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There is extensive evidence that nanoparticles (NPs) cause adverse effects in multiple organs, including liver, though the mechanisms involved remain to be fully established. Kupffer cells are macrophages resident in the liver, and play important roles in liver inflammation induced by various toxic agents, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Interleukin-1(More)
We have previously reported that P2Y11 receptor mediates IFN-γ-induced IL-6 production in human keratinocytes, suggesting the importance of purinergic signaling in skin inflammatory diseases. In this study, the involvement of various P2 receptors in IL-6 production induced by silica nanoparticle 30 (SNP30) was examined in a human keratinocyte cell line,(More)
We have examined the ability of divalent cations to inhibit 3H-GR 65630 binding to 5-HT3 receptor recognition sites in rat brain cortical membranes. Among the divalent metal cations tested, Cd2+, Zn2+ and Cu2+ inhibited the specific 3H-GR 65630 binding activity to 5-HT3 receptors at a concentration of 0.1-1 mM. The other divalent metal cations tested (i.e.(More)
1. Talipexole showed moderate displacement activity of 3H-GR 65630 binding to 5-HT3 receptors in both rat cortical and intestinal membrane fractions with Ki values of 0.35 microM and 0.22 microM, respectively. 2. Bromocriptine failed to displace the binding activity in either experimental system even at a concentration of 10 microM. 3. Both talipexole and(More)
In Lake Tega, Japan, the shift of dominant algal species was caused as a result of discharging water from the adjacent river into the lake. The transition from cyanobacteria (mainly the genus Microcystis) to diatoms (mainly the genus Cyclotella) resulted in a disappearance of algal blooms. Although some environmental conditions such as flow rate, nutrient(More)
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