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  1. The effect of intravenous administration of human mesenchymal stromal stem cells (hMSC) has been evaluated by means of large-conductance calcium-dependent potassium channel (BKCa) activity measurements in thoraci...

    Authors: Anatoly Soloviev, Igor Prudnikov, Vladimir Tsyvkin, Sergey Tishkin, Sergey Kyrychenko, Sergey Zelensky and Irina Ivanova
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:80
  2. We examined the adaptation of plantar flexor muscles of female rats to 6 weeks (5 days/week) of lengthening contractions. After repeated lengthening contractions, a decrease in myofiber area of gastrocnemius m...

    Authors: Mark E. T. Willems, Gerald R. Miller, Francoise D. Stauber and William T. Stauber
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2010 60:78
  3. We have studied the spatiotemporal pattern of blebbistatin-induced anomalous electrical activities in isolated rat atrial preparations using the optical mapping of excitation spread. Atrial preparations includ...

    Authors: Natnicha Kanlop and Tetsuro Sakai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:74
  4. In an earlier study we demonstrated the beneficial effect of direct vagal electrical stimulation on cardiac remodeling and survival. In the study reported here, we attempted to reproduce the effect of vagal en...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Okazaki, Can Zheng, Meihua Li and Masaru Sugimachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:71
  5. The milk-producing hormone prolactin (PRL) increases the transcellular intestinal calcium absorption by enhancing apical calcium uptake through voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel (Cav) 1.3. However, the red...

    Authors: La-iad Nakkrasae, Narongrit Thongon, Jirawan Thongbunchoo, Nateetip Krishnamra and Narattaphol Charoenphandhu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:68
  6. In the present study, we have examined whether spinal hemisection injury induces changes in the electrophysiological properties of thalamic ventral posteriorlateral (VPL) neurons in rats. Male Sprague–Dawley r...

    Authors: Young Seob Gwak, Hee Kee Kim, Hee Young Kim and Joong Woo Leem
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:66
  7. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin E supplementation on muscular and oxidative damage, as well as the inflammatory response induced by eccentric exercise (EE) in humans. Twenty...

    Authors: Luciano A. Silva, Cleber A. Pinho, Paulo C. L. Silveira, Talita Tuon, Claudio T. De Souza, Felipe Dal-Pizzol and Ricardo A. Pinho
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:65
  8. The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a multi-subunit protein complex conserved in plants and animals. CSN subunits have been identified as light-mediated master regulators of eukaryotic circadian clocks from fungi to...

    Authors: K. Emmanuvel Rajan, R. Rajkumar, Chen-Chug Liao, A. Ganesh and G. Marimuthu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:64
  9. Transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1 has been shown to promote differentiation of smooth muscle cells (SMC) from some precursor cells. Whether endogenous TGF beta1 also contributes to SMC differentiation dur...

    Authors: Yaling Han, Na Li, Xiaoxiang Tian, Jian Kang, Chenghui Yan and Yanmei Qi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:63
  10. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which results from deficiency in dystrophin, a sarcolemma protein of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle, is characterized by progressive striated muscle degeneration, but va...

    Authors: Flavia Mulè, Antonella Amato and Rosa Serio
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:60
  11. Ghrelin is a potent, centrally acting orexigenic hormone. Recently, we showed that centrally administered ghrelin is a potent antidipsogenic hormone in 24-h water deprived rats. In this study, we examined the ...

    Authors: Hirofumi Hashimoto, Hiroki Otsubo, Hiroaki Fujihara, Hitoshi Suzuki, Toyoaki Ohbuchi, Toru Yokoyama, Yoshio Takei and Yoichi Ueta
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:62
  12. Using a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) Parkinson’s disease mouse model, we investigated protein expression changes associated with the action of electroacupuncture (EA) in the mouse striat...

    Authors: Seung-Tae Kim, Woongjoon Moon, Younbyoung Chae, Youn Jung Kim, Hyejung Lee and Hi-Joon Park
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:61
  13. Since hyperprolactinemia was found to induce osteopenia in the metaphysis of long bone in non-mated female rats, pregnant and lactating rats with sustainedly high plasma prolactin (PRL) levels might also exhib...

    Authors: Panan Suntornsaratoon, Kannikar Wongdee, Nateetip Krishnamra and Narattaphol Charoenphandhu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 60:59
  14. Satellite cells are muscle stem cells capable of replenishing or increasing myonuclear number. It is postulated that a reduction in satellite cells may contribute to age-related sarcopenia. Studies investigati...

    Authors: Naomi E. Brooks, Mark D. Schuenke and Robert S. Hikida
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:58
  15. Reduced response to reactive hyperemia (RH) in the extremities reflects impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation of the microvasculature. The aims of the present study were to determine whether resistance t...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kawano, Kouhei Fujimoto, Mitsuru Higuchi and Motohiko Miyachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:57
  16. Although an acute arterial pressure (AP) elevation induced by intravenous angiotensin II (ANG II) does not inhibit sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) compared to an equivalent AP elevation induced by phenylephri...

    Authors: Toru Kawada, Atsunori Kamiya, Meihua Li, Shuji Shimizu, Kazunori Uemura, Hiromi Yamamoto and Masaru Sugimachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:55
  17. The effects of adrenaline (also called epinephrine) on glycogenolysis in living anaerobic muscles were examined based on time-dependent changes of 31P-NMR spectra of resting frog skeletal muscles with and without...

    Authors: Kimio Kikuchi, Takenori Yamada and Haruo Sugi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:54
  18. Previous studies have underlined the importance of endothelial dysfunction and microvascular occlusion in the pathogenesis of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). Since the endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) ...

    Authors: Liang Xia, Jun-hui Zhu, Fu-yu Qiu, Ying Yang, Xu-dong Xie, Xing-xiang Wang, Jun-zhu Chen and Guo-sheng Fu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:53
  19. Moxibustion-like thermal stimulation (MTS) was applied to the gastrocnemius muscle to measure local muscle blood flow (MBF) in the stimulated region and the change in the MBF in the region, and its mechanism w...

    Authors: Eitaro Noguchi, Hideo Ohsawa and Kentaro Takagi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:52
  20. In behavior methods to quantify neuropathic pain, visual observations of limb-withdrawal reflexes to stimuli are not always clear-cut, so this method is partly subjective. Our current data suggest that measure...

    Authors: Hee Young Kim, Young Seob Gwak and Insop Shim
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:51
  21. The hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) regulates transcriptional genes involved in cell proliferation, survival, and differentiation. Under normoxia, HIF-1α has a short half-life (t ½ ≈ ...

    Authors: Yesong Wang, Chong Feng, Jiaojie Xue, Aijiao Sun, Jun Li and Juekan Wu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:50
  22. Hyperfiltration in glomeruli is the most common pathway to progressive renal dysfunction. Moreover, reduction of renal mass by unilateral nephrectomy results in an immediate increase in glomerular flow to the ...

    Authors: Masahito Ozeki, Hajime Nagasu, Minoru Satoh, Tamehachi Namikoshi, Yoshisuke Haruna, Naruya Tomita, Tamaki Sasaki and Naoki Kashihara
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:48
  23. Glucocorticoids are known to increase the density and mRNA levels of β-adrenoceptors (β-AR) via the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in many tissues. However, the effects of these changes in the skeletal and cardi...

    Authors: Fuuun Kawano, Jun Tanihata, Shogo Sato, Sachiko Nomura, Akira Shiraishi, Kaoru Tachiyashiki and Kazuhiko Imaizumi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:46
  24. We evaluated changes in passive mechanical properties in cardiac tissues during rat pregnancy. Left and right ventricular free walls were dissected from hearts of nonpregnant, late-pregnant, and postpartum rat...

    Authors: Adolfo Virgen-Ortiz, J. L. Marin, A. Elizalde, E. Castro, E. Stefani, L. Toro and J. Muñiz
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:47
  25. This investigation was conducted to evaluate the effect of maternal diabetes on fetal testicular structure and function, and reproductive hormones levels. Sixteen female rats were divided into two groups. Diab...

    Authors: Gholamali Jelodar, Zabiholah Khaksar and Mohammad Pourahmadi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:45
  26. The cough is an essential airway defense reflex. In this study we investigated the coordination of inputs from the laryngeal and tracheobronchial receptors in the cough reflex. In 15 beagle dogs (7–9 kg) light...

    Authors: Tetsuri Kondo and Naoki Hayama
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:41
  27. The body plethysmography (BPG) is a useful tool for analyzing pulmonary function in small animals because it simultaneously measures airway resistance (R aw) and functional residual capaci...

    Authors: Tetsuri Kondo, Toshimori Tanigaki, Chizuko Tsuji, Hiroshi Ishii, Gen Tazaki and Yuusuke Kondo
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:40
  28. We examined the effect of the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]c) in marginal cells on the asphyxia- or furosemide-induced decrease in the endocochlear potential (EP) by perfusing the endolymph with or without...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Mori, Masahito Watanabe, Takaki Inui, Yoshitsugu Nimura, Michitoshi Araki, Manabu Miyamoto, Hiroshi Takenaka and Takahiro Kubota
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:43
  29. Restraint water-immersion stress (RWIS) can induce anxiety, hypothermia, and severe vagally-mediated gastric dysfunction. The present work explored the effects of different durations of RWIS on neuronal activi...

    Authors: Yu-Yu Zhang, Wen-Xing Zhu, Guo-Hong Cao, Xi-Yun Cui and Hong-Bin Ai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:44
  30. The effect of dexamethasone on the transmesothelial electrical resistance (R TM) of sheep pleura was investigated by Ussing chamber experiments. Our results show that dexamethasone decreas...

    Authors: Sotirios Zarogiannis, Triantafyllia Deligiorgi, Ioannis Stefanidis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Paschalis Adam Molyvdas and Chrissi Hatzoglou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:42
  31. Enzymatically dissociated mouse FDB muscle fibers, loaded with Fura-2 AM, were used to study the effect of mitochondrial uncoupling on the capacitative Ca2+ entry, SOCE. Sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ stores we...

    Authors: Pura Bolaños, Alis Guillén, Reinaldo DiPolo and Carlo Caputo
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:39
  32. By causing long-term stimulation, gold wire implantation at acupoints has been used empirically to prolong the effects of acupuncture. This study shows that subcutaneous gold wire implantation at acupoints has...

    Authors: Hee-Young Kim, Boo-Yong Sohn, Un-Kyo Seo, Hyejung Lee, Dae-Hyun Hahm and Insop Shim
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:38
  33. We developed a computational model to investigate the hemodynamic effects of a pulsatile left ventricular assist device (LVAD) on the cardiovascular system. The model consisted of 16 compartments for the cardi...

    Authors: Ki Moo Lim, In Su Kim, Seong Wook Choi, Byung Goo Min, Yong Soon Won, Heon Young Kim and Eun Bo Shim
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:37

    The Erratum to this article has been published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:s12576-009-0056-4

  34. It is reasonable to hypothesize that dipoles estimated from grand averaged event-related potentials based on summed-up data obtained from multiple subjects and standard head models could correspond to typical ...

    Authors: Yuri Masaoka, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Miho Takayama, Akiko Kawase, Nobuari Takakura and Ikuo Homma
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:36
  35. This study was performed to determine whether spinal cholinergic systems mediate the relieving effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on cold and warm allodynia in a rat model of neuropathic pain. For neuropathic ...

    Authors: Jung Hyuk Park, Sun Kwang Kim, Ha Neul Kim, Boram Sun, Sungtae Koo, Sun Mi Choi, Hyunsu Bae and Byung-Il Min
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:35
  36. The effects of endogenous angiotensin II (Ang II) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) on tonic sympathetic activity were studied in salt-sensitive hypertension-induced heart failure. Dahl salt-sensitive ...

    Authors: Takehito Kemuriyama, Megumi Tandai-Hiruma, Kazuo Kato, Hiroyuki Ohta, Satoshi Maruyama, Yoshiaki Sato and Yasuhiro Nishida
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:34
  37. To elucidate the significance of cytoskeletal microtubule networks in striated muscles, we analyzed correlation between the content of tubulin (building block of microtubules) and αB-crystallin (a molecular ch...

    Authors: Hyunseok Jee, Takashi Sakurai, Shigeo Kawada, Naokata Ishii and Yoriko Atomi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:14
  38. We have previously found that both CaMKII-mediated phosphorylation and calmodulin (CaM) binding to the channels are required for maintaining basal activity of the Cav1.2 Ca2+ channels. In this study, we investiga...

    Authors: Wu-Yang Wang, Li-Ying Hao, Etsuko Minobe, Zahangir Alam Saud, Dong-Yun Han and Masaki Kameyama
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:33
  39. β-Phorbol esters (BPE), synthetic analogues of diacylglycerol (DAG), induce the potentiation of transmission in many kinds of synapses through activating the C1 domain-containing receptors. However, their effects...

    Authors: Takuya Hikima, Rikita Araki, Toru Ishizuka and Hiromu Yawo
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:31
  40. Stimulation of the Na+–H+ exchanger plays an important role in the pathway of myocardial dysfunction and injury following hemorrhagic shock. Inhibition of the Na+–H+ exchanger appears to be a new pharmacological ...

    Authors: Mona Soliman
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:24
  41. Systems biology, particularly at the higher levels that are the domain of the Physiome Project, offers a more promising basis for constructive dialogue with traditional oriental medicine than does reductive mo...

    Authors: Denis Noble
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:21
  42. The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in cardiac ischemia–reperfusion (IR) and ischemia preconditioning (IP) is still controversial. Here, we focused on the possible roles of nNOS in cardiac IR and...

    Authors: Xiao-Mei Lu, Guo-Xing Zhang, Yan-Qiu Yu, Shoji Kimura, Akira Nishiyama, Hiroko Matsuyoshi, Juichiro Shimizu and Miyako Takaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:30
  43. Bipolar and monopolar surface electromyography (sEMG) are known procedures to measure the H-reflex. However, signal cancellation is a potential experimental problem of bipolar sEMG. The results of our study sh...

    Authors: Hikmat Hadoush, Yoshiko Tobimatsu, Akiyoshi Nagatomi, Hiroaki Kimura, Yoshihiro Ito and Hiroshi Maejima
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:27
  44. Changes in the luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl]) at the macula densa (MD) modulate the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) responses via an affect on the release of nitric oxide (NO). This study was performed in...

    Authors: Hideaki Kawada, Yukiko Yasuoka, Hidekazu Fukuda and Katsumasa Kawahara
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:22
  45. Increased oxidative stress resulting from enhanced production of reactive oxygen species and/or inadequate mechanisms of antioxidant defenses has been recognized as an important factor contributing to the init...

    Authors: Barbara Kłapcińska, Ewa Sadowska-Krępa, Sławomir Jagsz, Andrzej Sobczak, Małgorzata Żendzian-Piotrowska, Jan Górski and Józef Langfort
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:26

    The Erratum to this article has been published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2013 63:s12576-012-0242-7

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