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  1. It has been proposed that odorant suppression of the cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel is responsible for olfactory masking. In this study, the effect of odorant chain length and functional group on this s...

    Authors: Yukako Kishino, Hiroyuki Kato, Takashi Kurahashi and Hiroko Takeuchi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:142
  2. In animal models, the secretion of the cardiac hormone, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and its closely related peptide, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), are stimulated by acute hypoxia. There is extensive h...

    Authors: David Woods, Tim Hooper, Adrian Mellor, Pete Hodkinson, Rob Wakeford, Bob Peaston, Steve Ball and Nic Green
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:141
  3. The present study was to investigate whether there are functional connections between the hypothalamic supraoptic nucleus (SON) and the stomach, which is the case with the paraventricular nucleus. The rats wer...

    Authors: Chang-Liang Lu, Zhao-Ping Li, Jian-Ping Zhu, Dong-Qin Zhao and Hong-Bin Ai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:137
  4. Inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) are intracellular ligand-gated Ca2+ channels that mediate Ca2+ release from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) into the cytosol and function in diverse cellular proces...

    Authors: Sayaka Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kabayama, Masahiro Enomoto, Nobuhito Saito and Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:140
  5. We examined whether activity of the nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) regulates regional cerebral cortical blood flow (rCBF) in mice, using laser speckle and laser Doppler flowmetry. In anesthetized mice, unila...

    Authors: Harumi Hotta, Sae Uchida, Fusako Kagitani and Naoki Maruyama
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:139
  6. Motor activities of interacting agents get temporally coordinated to form synchronized actions. Such activity synchrony is observed in several mammalian species and is supposed to play vital roles in human soc...

    Authors: Hirokazu Doi, Mikako Kato, Shota Nishitani and Kazuyuki Shinohara
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:138
  7. Electrical stimulation of the superior ovarian nerve in rats reduces both the plasma flow rate of ovarian venous blood (ovarian blood flow) and the ovarian estradiol secretion rate. Here, we examined the possi...

    Authors: Fusako Kagitani, Sae Uchida and Harumi Hotta
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:135
  8. Orotate is a precursor of pyrimidine synthesis. The kidney uses exogenous orotate for the synthesis of uridine diphosphosugars, which are used in the glycosylation of collagen in glomerular and tubular basemen...

    Authors: Daisaku Miura, Naohiko Anzai, Promsuk Jutabha, Suparat Chanluang, Xin He, Toshiyuki Fukutomi and Hitoshi Endou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:136
  9. The ductus arteriosus (DA), a fetal arterial connection between the pulmonary artery and the aorta, has a character distinct from the adjacent arteries. We compared the transcriptional profiles of the DA and t...

    Authors: Mei-Hua Jin, Utako Yokoyama, Yoji Sato, Aki Shioda, Qibin Jiao, Yoshihiro Ishikawa and Susumu Minamisawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:133
  10. Although many researchers have tried to observe the beginning of the heartbeat, no study has shown the beginning of the calcium transient. Here, we evaluate the beginning of the calcium transient in the Wistar...

    Authors: Takeshi Kobayashi, Sachiko Maeda, Nobutoshi Ichise, Tatsuya Sato, Takehito Iwase, Sumihiko Seki, Yoichi Yamada and Noritsugu Tohse
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:131
  11. Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes leads to hyperphagia and severe ketosis. This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that ketone bodies act on the hindbrain as a starvation signal to induce diabetic hyperphag...

    Authors: Kinuyo Iwata, Mika Kinoshita, Shunji Yamada, Takuya Imamura, Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Hiroko Tsukamura and Kei-ichiro Maeda
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:127
  12. Mesangial cell growth is a key feature of several glomerular diseases. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent mitogen of vascular endothelial cells and promoter of vascular permeability. Here, w...

    Authors: Atsuo Tahara, Junko Tsukada, Yuichi Tomura, Takeyuki Yatsu and Masayuki Shibasaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:128
  13. This study investigated the effect of heat stress (HS) on mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling involved in translation initiation after resistance exercise in human skeletal muscle. Eight young male ...

    Authors: Ryo Kakigi, Hisashi Naito, Yuji Ogura, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Norio Saga, Noriko Ichinoseki-Sekine, Toshinori Yoshihara and Shizuo Katamoto
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2011 61:130
  14. We tested the hypothesis that fasting affects hypoxic ventilatory responses through metabolic changes via histamine H1 receptors. Wild-type (WT) and histamine H1 receptor knockout (H1RKO) mice were studied in ...

    Authors: Yasuyoshi Ohshima, Michiko Iwase, Masahiko Izumizaki, Hideaki Nakayama, Ichiei Narita and Ikuo Homma
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:124
  15. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of exercise training in hypoxia on arterial stiffness and flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) in postmenopausal women. Sixteen postmenopausal women (56 ± 1 y...

    Authors: Masato Nishiwaki, Ryoko Kawakami, Kazuto Saito, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Hiroaki Takekura and Futoshi Ogita
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:126
  16. A simple mathematical model for the transport of lactate from plasma to red blood cells (RBCs) during and after exercise is proposed based on our experimental studies for the lactate concentrations in RBCs and...

    Authors: Patrick Wahl, Zengyuan Yue, Christoph Zinner, Wilhelm Bloch and Joachim Mester
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:125
  17. Anaphylactic shock in rats is characterized by antigen-induced hepatic venoconstriction and the resultant portal hypertension. We determined the role of portal hypertension in anaphylactic hypotension by using...

    Authors: Chiaki Kamikado, Toshishige Shibamoto, Wei Zhang, Yuhichi Kuda, Chieko Ohmukai and Yasutaka Kurata
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:123
  18. The activity of catecholaminergic neurons in the hypothalamus and the medullary visceral zone (MVZ) in rats in response to restraint water-immersion stress (RWIS) was measured by use of dual Fos and tyrosine h...

    Authors: Dong-Qin Zhao, Chang-Liang Lu and Hong-Bin Ai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:119
  19. The effects of partial removal of epididymal (EPI) and retroperitoneal (RET) adipose tissues (partial lipectomy) on the triacylglycerol deposition of high fat diet induced obese rats were analyzed, aiming to c...

    Authors: Allain Amador Bueno, Carlos Alexandre Habitante, Lila Missae Oyama, Débora Estadella, Eliane Beraldi Ribeiro and Cláudia Maria Oller do Nascimento
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:122
  20. In this study we investigated the effects of intragastric infusion of palatable basic taste substances (umami, sweet, and salty) on the activity of the vagal gastric afferent nerve (VGA), the vagal celiac effe...

    Authors: Akihiko Kitamura, Wataru Sato, Hisayuki Uneyama, Kunio Torii and Akira Niijima
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:121
  21. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of the diabetic condition on cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration, [Ca2+]i, and the proliferation of splenic lymphocytes from mice. Diabetes was induced in ...

    Authors: Eiki Satoh and Ryota Iwasaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:117
  22. The objective of this study was to investigate the late cardioprotective effect of exercise preconditioning (EP) on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury in rats and the role of protein kinase C (PKC) ...

    Authors: Yu-Jun Shen, Shan-Shan Pan, Tao Zhuang and Feng-Juan Wang
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:116
  23. β-Adrenergic stimulation and exercise up-regulate the mRNA expression of nuclear receptor NR4A3, which is involved in the regulation of glucose and fatty acid utilization genes in skeletal muscle. The objectiv...

    Authors: Emi Kawasaki, Fumi Hokari, Maiko Sasaki, Atsushi Sakai, Keiichi Koshinaka and Kentaro Kawanaka
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 61:114
  24. This study was designed to clarify whether nitric oxide (NO) participates in the regulation of local cerebral blood flow (CBF) during hypoxia (inhalation of 15% O2 in N2). The CBF response to hind-paw stimulation...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Takuwa, Tetsuya Matsuura, Rumiana Bakalova, Takayuki Obata and Iwao Kanno
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:108
  25. Na+-dependent Mg2+ efflux activity was studied with the fluorescent Mg2+ indicator furaptra in the presence of various potential antagonists known to inhibit other transporters and channels. Among the compounds t...

    Authors: Michiko Tashiro, Hana Inoue and Masato Konishi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:113
  26. In rats, the acute central dipsogenic and natriuretic action of angiotensin II (AngII) seems to be independent of the hemodynamic effects of the peptide; however, in genetically hypertensive models, this relat...

    Authors: Adriana Zapparoli, Vivian Calegari, Lício Augusto Velloso, Dioze Guadagnini, Patrícia Aline Boer and José Antonio Rocha Gontijo
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:112
  27. Interaction between the selectivity filter and the adjacent pore helix of voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channels controls pore stability during K+ conduction. Kv channels, having their selectivity filter destabilized dur...

    Authors: Chia-Chia Chao, Chieh-Chen Huang, Chang-Shin Kuo and Yuk-Man Leung
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:111
  28. The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is harvested by either the pedicled or the skeletonized technique in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), with no clear advantage of one technique over the other. We compa...

    Authors: Dai Une, Shuji Shimizu, Atsunori Kamiya, Toru Kawada, Toshiaki Shishido and Masaru Sugimachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:109
  29. Authors: David L. Allen, Bradley J. Greybeck, Andrea M. Hanson, Allison S. Cleary and Sarah F. Lindsay
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:110

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:s12576-010-0104-0

  30. This study examined the relationships between plasma and saliva adrenocortical hormones in response to long-duration submaximal exercise. In nine healthy, physically active, female volunteers, blood and saliva...

    Authors: R. Thomasson, A. Baillot, L. Jollin, A.-M. Lecoq, V. Amiot, F. Lasne and K. Collomp
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:106
  31. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), an endogenous neuropeptide normally present in lungs and other organs, relaxes pulmonary arteries (PAs) in different species, whereas the underlying mechanisms are stil...

    Authors: Shuang Zhang, Yun Liu, Shouli Guo, Jianing Zhang, Xiaojie Chu, Chun Jiang and Daling Zhu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:107
  32. We have previously reported that hypoxia activates lung 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX), which catalyzes arachidonic acid to produce 15-HETE, leading to constriction of neonatal rabbit pulmonary arteries. Hypoxia sup...

    Authors: Lei Guo, Zhaoping Qiu, Lei Zhang, Shuo Chen and Daling Zhu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:105
  33. Members of the bone morphogenetic protein-1/mammalian tolloid (BMP-1/mTLD) family of proteases cleave diverse extracellular proteins, including the growth inhibitor myostatin. The purpose of this work was to e...

    Authors: David L. Allen, Bradley J. Greyback, Andrea M. Hanson, Allison S. Cleary and Sarah F. Lindsay
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:104

    The Erratum to this article has been published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:s12576-010-0110-2

  34. Visfatin (also known as nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase and pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor) is a multifunctional protein. Visfatin has been reported to be involved in several biological processes in...

    Authors: Pei Wang, Hui Du, Ruo-Yu Zhang, Yun-Feng Guan, Tian-Ying Xu, Quan-Yi Xu, Ding-Feng Su and Chao-Yu Miao
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:103
  35. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) anion channel, a member of ABC transporter superfamily, gates following ATP-dependent conformational changes of the nucleotide binding domains (NBD). ...

    Authors: Hiroyasu Shimizu, Ying-Chun Yu, Koichi Kono, Takahiro Kubota, Masato Yasui, Min Li, Tzyh-Chang Hwang and Yoshiro Sohma
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:102
  36. The phosphocreatine (PCr) recovery overshoot in skeletal muscle is a transient increase of PCr concentration above the resting level after termination of exercise. In the present study [PCr], [ATP], [Pi] and pH w...

    Authors: Jerzy A. Zoladz, Bernard Korzeniewski, Piotr Kulinowski, Justyna Zapart-Bukowska, Joanna Majerczak and Andrzej Jasiński
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:101
  37. We investigated the association between the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism and endurance running performance in Japanese elite runners, including several Olympi...

    Authors: Takuro Tobina, Ryoma Michishita, Fumihiro Yamasawa, Bo Zhang, Hideo Sasaki, Hiroaki Tanaka, Keijiro Saku and Akira Kiyonaga
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:100
  38. In order to evaluate the stage of dementia, we focused attention on EEG rhythms and Hasegawa-dementia-rating scale (HDS-R). Frontal EEGs were recorded from dementia patients and normal controls during music an...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yoshimura, Shigeto Morimoto, Masashi Okuro, Natsuki Segami and Nobuo Kato
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:99
  39. Ionomycin (IM) at 5 μM mediates the Ca2+/H+ exchange, while IM at 1 μM activates the store-operated Ca2+ entry channels (SOCs). In this study, the effects of depolarization on both pathways were examined in rat s...

    Authors: Hideyo Yoshida, Chikara Hirono, Chikao Shimamoto, Eriko Daikoku, Takahiro Kubota, Makoto Sugita, Yoshiki Shiba and Takashi Nakahari
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:98
  40. We obtained flow-volume (F-V) curves in anesthetized rats by applying positive pressure on the body surface. To obtain the best curve, tracheal intubation with either a 12 or 13 gauge catheter and a surface press...

    Authors: Tetsuri Kondo, Toshimori Tanigaki, Chizuko Tsuji and Hidehiro Watanabe
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:97
  41. In human and many other animals, estrogens inhibit food intake and increases spontaneous activity. Previous studies hypothesized that the anorexigenic effect of estrogens is mediated by the cholecystokinin (CC...

    Authors: Shuichi Okamoto, Maki Shimizu, Akiko Mizuno and Takashi Higuchi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:94
  42. In order to obtain information regarding the correlation between an electroencephalogram (EEG) and the state of a dolphin, we developed a noninvasive recording method of EEG of a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops trun...

    Authors: Fuyuko Hashio, Shinichi Tamura, Yasunori Okada, Shigeru Morimoto, Mitsuaki Ohta and Naoyuki Uchida
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:90
  43. The activities of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione S-transferase (GST), the incidence of DNA damage, the activation of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1), a ...

    Authors: Svetlana Ivanović-Matić, Mirjana Mihailović, Svetlana Dinić, Vesna Martinović, Desanka Bogojević, Ilijana Grigorov and Goran Poznanović
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:93
  44. Isolated upper cervical slice preparations were prepared from neonatal mice to examine whether spontaneous respiratory activity could be generated in the preparations. By using brainstem-spinal cord preparatio...

    Authors: Suguru Kobayashi, Yutaka Fujito, Kiyoji Matsuyama and Mamoru Aoki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:91
  45. This study assessed the effect of corticosteroid treatment in the clearance of hydrothoraces in mice. Twenty-four C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups and were injected intrapleurally with 500 μL sterili...

    Authors: Sotirios Zarogiannis, Ioannis Psallidas, Chrissi Hatzoglou, Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis and Ioannis Kalomenidis
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:89

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