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We investigated the responsiveness of the mouse basilar artery to acetylcholine (ACh), bradykinin (BK), noradrenaline (NA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), histamine (His) and angiotensin (Ang) II in order to characterize the related receptor subtypes in vitro. ACh and BK induced endothelium-dependent relaxation of precontracted arteries with U-46619 (a(More)
Botulinum C3 enzyme produced by Clostridium botulinum type C and D strains modifies Rho proteins. In a previous study, we observed that the LDH isozyme pattern of neurons treated with C3 enzyme was different from that induced with endogenous growth factor of neurons such as NGF [21]. This type of change is considered to have an advantage in the medical use(More)
Changes in the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isozyme pattern of primary culture of neurons treated with botulinum C3 enzyme were examined in order to elucidate the functional changes accompanying the morphological change that follows ADP-ribosylation of Rho protein. Primary neurons were prepared from the cerebrum of ICR mouse embryos on day 15. Neurons were(More)
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