Yutaka Yamamuro

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Choline is an important methyl donor and a component of membrane phospholipids. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that choline availability can modulate cell proliferation and the methylation of genes that regulate cell cycling. In several other model systems, hypomethylation of cytosine bases that are followed by a guanosine (CpG) sites in the(More)
Acetylcholine (ACh) release in the hippocampus of Wistar strain rats with permanent bilateral occlusion of the common carotid arteries was examined during a discrimination learning task using a microdialysis method. Such occlusion resulted in obvious impairment of the discrimination performance. The state, the basal value and released patterns, of ACh in(More)
The activity of subfornical organ (SFO) neurons that were antidromically identified by electrical stimulation of the rat hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) was tested for a response to microiontophoretic application of angiotensin II (ANG II) or hemorrhage (10 ml/kg b.w.t.). Microiontophoretically (MIPh) applied ANG II caused an increased(More)
To clarify the relationship between dopamine (DA) release in the prefrontal cortex and learning performance, extracellular DA was measured by an in vivo microdialysis method during a discrimination learning task. Rats were trained to discriminate between lamp-on and -off states under an operant-type learning procedure. After stable discriminative behavior(More)
Post-translational modification of histone such as acetylation of N-terminal of lysine residues influences gene expression by modulating the accessibility of specific transcription factors to the promoter region, and is essential for a wide variety of cellular processes in the development of individual tissues, including the brain. However, few details(More)
To investigate regulation of the septo-hippocampal cholinergic system by dopaminergic inputs to the septum in rats which performed a discrimination learning task, an in vivo microdialysis method with the dual-probe approach was used. Rats were trained to discriminate between lamp-on and -off states under an operant-type learning procedure. After stable(More)
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has anatomical and functional relationships with the striatum. In a previous study we showed that dopamine (DA) turnover in the PFC of rats is enhanced during the performance of a discrimination task. In the present study, we used an in vivo microdialysis method to examine whether DAergic activity in the striatum could also be(More)
The influence of exogenous oxytocin (OT) on maternal and infant behavior over 60 min of suckling, which followed 6 h of isolation, was investigated on Day 12 of lactation in rats. Mothers administered 1 IU of OT or saline through an indwelling atrial catheter and their litters indicated a similar nursing and suckling pattern, which was estimated by the(More)
During neurotropic virus infection, microglia act as a source of chemokines, thereby regulating the recruitment of peripheral leukocytes and the multicellular immune response within the CNS. Herein, we present a comprehensive study on the chemokine production by microglia in response to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), a conserved molecular pattern of virus(More)
To evaluate if loci responsible for coat color phenotypes contribute to behavioral characteristics, we specified novel gene loci associated with social exploratory behavior and examined the effects of the frequency of each allele at distinct loci on behavioral expression. We used the F2 generation, which arose from the mating of F1 mice obtained by(More)