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  1. Sodium-coupled monocarboxylate transporter SMCT1 (SLC5A8) mediates monocarboxylate transport in the proximal tubule of the kidney. We have identified PDZK1 and PDZ domain-containing RING finger 3 (PDZRN3) as p...

    Authors: Yusuke Otsuka, Tomomi Furihata, Kiyoshi Nakagawa, Yuta Ohno, Yoshie Reien, Motoshi Ouchi, Hidefumi Wakashin, Shuichi Tsuruoka and Naohiko Anzai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:681
  2. Hypokalemia, an abnormally low level of potassium (K+), is a electrolyte imbalance that commonly occurs in heart failure patients. Hypokalemia is well known to induce lethal ventricular arrhythmia. However, the e...

    Authors: Kensuke Oshita, Yuko Kozasa, Yasuaki Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Kuwabara, Koichiro Kuwahara, Taku Nakagawa, Noriyuki Nakashima, Teruyuki Hiraki and Makoto Takano
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:684
  3. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a severe muscular disorder, often complicated with osteoporosis, and impaired renal function has recently been featured. We aimed to clarify the involvement of renal function in ...

    Authors: Eiji Wada, Takayuki Hamano, Isao Matsui, Mizuko Yoshida, Yukiko K. Hayashi and Ryoichi Matsuda
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:683
  4. Appropriate cardiovascular adjustment is necessary to meet the metabolic demands of working skeletal muscle during exercise. The sympathetic nervous system plays a crucial role in the regulation of arterial bl...

    Authors: Keisho Katayama and Mitsuru Saito
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:669
  5. TRPM3 is a non-selective cation channel that is activated by neural steroids such as pregnenolone sulfate, nifedipine, and clotrimazole. Despite the number of TRPM3 variants, few reports have described functio...

    Authors: Kunitoshi Uchida, Naomi Fukuta, Jun Yamazaki and Makoto Tominaga
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:677
  6. Water intake is recommended for weight loss, but the relationship between water intake and energy metabolism is not clear. We hypothesized that long-term water insufficiency would influence energy, glucose, an...

    Authors: James W. Daily, Ting Zhang, Xuangao Wu and Sunmin Park
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:668
  7. The aim of this study was to investigate how odor stimulation affects taste perception. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals were measured from the frontal region of the head in normal, healthy subjects, and fre...

    Authors: Saori Maeda and Hiroshi Yoshimura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:674
  8. Acute loss of kidney function is a critical internal stressor. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) present in the parvocellular division of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) plays a key role in the regulation of stress...

    Authors: Hiromichi Ueno, Ryota Serino, Kenya Sanada, Yasuki Akiyama, Kentaro Tanaka, Haruki Nishimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Satomi Sonoda, Yasuhito Motojima, Reiko Saito, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Tetsu Miyamoto, Masahito Tamura, Yutaka Otsuji and Yoichi Ueta
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:675
  9. Post-myocardial infarction (MI) exercise has been employed to improve cardiac function. However, most studies have focused on endurance training (Et). Although Et has been reported to preserve cardiac function...

    Authors: Michael A. Garza, Emily A. Wason, Justin R. Cruger, Eunhee Chung and John Q. Zhang
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:672
  10. Voltage-gated potassium channels are expressed in a wide variety of excitable and non-excitable cells and regulate numerous cellular functions. The activity of ion channels can be modulated by direct interacti...

    Authors: Mayra Delgado-Ramírez and Aldo A. Rodríguez-Menchaca
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:671
  11. An organism stems from assemblies of a variety of cells and proteins. This complex system serves as a unit, and it exhibits highly sophisticated functions in response to exogenous stimuli that change over time...

    Authors: Shinichi Uchida, Yoshiyuki Asai, Yoshiaki Kariya, Kunichika Tsumoto, Hiroshi Hibino, Masashi Honma, Takeshi Abe, Fumiaki Nin, Yasutaka Kurata, Kazuharu Furutani, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hiroaki Kitano, Ryuji Inoue and Yoshihisa Kurachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:667
  12. Periodontitis, which is caused by various oral organisms, predominantly affects adults, and is one of the main causes of tooth loss, as well as leading to progression of numerous systemic diseases. However, it...

    Authors: Naoya Kawamura, Yoshiki Ohnuki, Ichiro Matsuo, Kenji Suita, Misao Ishikawa, Yasumasa Mototani, Kouichi Shiozawa, Aiko Ito, Yuka Yagisawa, Yoshio Hayakawa, Megumi Nariyama, Daisuke Umeki, Yuko Ujiie, Kazuhiro Gomi and Satoshi Okumura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:670
  13. An uncontrolled inflammatory response has been implicated in the progression of acute liver failure through poorly understood mechanisms. The aim of our study was to investigate whether suramin attenuates infl...

    Authors: Aizhong Wang, Jiali Wang, Jun Wu, Xiaojun Deng and Yan Zou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:666
  14. The article Inhibition of ghrelin-induced feeding in rats by pretreatment with a novel dual orexin receptor antagonist, written by Mariko So, Hirofumi Hashimoto

    Authors: Mariko So, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Reiko Saito, Yukiyo Yamamoto, Yasuhito Motojima, Hiromichi Ueno, Satomi Sonoda, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Koichi Kusuhara and Yoichi Ueta
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:665

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:s12576-016-0517-5

  15. Xanthoceraside, a novel triterpenoid saponin, has been found to attenuate learning and memory impairments in AD animal models. However, whether xanthoceraside has a positive effect on synaptic morphology remai...

    Authors: Ge Jin, Lin Zhu, Peng Liu, Qian Xu, Yue Qi, Xiaoyu Zhou, Jikai Xu, Xuefei Ji, Tianyan Chi and Libo Zou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:664
  16. The article Epac activation inhibits IL-6-induced cardiac myocyte dysfunction.

    Authors: Huiling Jin, Takayuki Fujita, Meihua Jin, Reiko Kurotani, Yuko Hidaka, Wenqian Cai, Kenji Suita, Rajesh Prajapati, Chen Liang, Yoshiki Ohnuki, Yasumasa Mototani, Masanari Umemura, Utako Yokoyama, Motohiko Sato, Satoshi Okumura and Yoshihiro Ishikawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:661

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2016 68:s12576-016-0509-5

  17. We have developed a concave-shaped transparent electrode unit that enables the placement of several electrodes within the optical sampling area on the spherical surface of the rat brain. This concave-shaped tr...

    Authors: Noriyuki Hama, Minako Kawai, Shin-ichi Ito, Yuki Yoshida, Yasuhisa Fujita and Akihiko Hirota
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:663
  18. The neuronal K+–Cl cotransporter KCC2 maintains a low intracellular Cl concentration and facilitates hyperpolarizing GABAA receptor responses. KCC2 also plays a separate role in stabilizing and enhancing dendri...

    Authors: Kayo Nakamura, Andrew John Moorhouse, Dennis Lawrence Cheung, Kei Eto, Ikuko Takeda, Paul Wiers Rozenbroek and Junichi Nabekura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:654
  19. The article Hypotonicity-induced cell swelling activates TRPA1, written by Fumitaka Fujita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Yasunori Takayama, Yoshiro Suzuki, Masayuki Takaishi and Makoto Tominaga, was originally published ...

    Authors: Fumitaka Fujita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Yasunori Takayama, Yoshiro Suzuki, Masayuki Takaishi and Makoto Tominaga
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:662

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:s12576-017-0545-9

  20. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) toxicity is a well-known model for peripheral neuropathy. GABA and glutamate are two neurotransmitters in neural pathways involved in the peripheral neuropathy. Cichorium intybus (Chicory)...

    Authors: Farkhonde Hasannejad, Malek Moein Ansar, Mohammad Rostampour, Edris Mahdavi Fikijivar and Behrooz Khakpour Taleghani
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:659
  21. Methamphetamine (METH) is a psychostimulant. The precise mechanisms of its effects remain unknown and current relapse treatments have low efficacy. However, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurona...

    Authors: Siamak Shahidi, Alireza Komaki, Reihaneh Sadeghian and Sara Soleimani Asl
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:660
  22. Mediodorsal thalamic nucleus (MD) is a critical relay of nociception. This study recorded responses of MD neurons to noxious mechanical and thermal stimuli in isoflurane anesthetized rats. We found the thresho...

    Authors: Pen-Li Lu, Meng-Li Tsai, Fu-Shan Jaw and Chen-Tung Yen
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:656
  23. Sodium-coupled monocarboxylate transporters SMCT1 (SLC5A8) and SMCT2 (SLC5A12) mediate the high- and low-affinity transport of lactate in the kidney, but their regulatory mechanism is still unknown. Since these t...

    Authors: Sunena Srivastava, Kiyoshi Nakagawa, Xin He, Toru Kimura, Toshiyuki Fukutomi, Seiji Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Sakurai and Naohiko Anzai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:658
  24. The present study examined the effect of muscle metaboreflex on blood flow in different cerebral arteries. Eleven healthy participants performed isometric, one-leg knee extension at 30% maximal voluntary contr...

    Authors: Shigehiko Ogoh, Kohei Sato, Ai Hirasawa and Tomoko Sadamoto
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:653
  25. The present study examined the effects of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation on the odor-induced blood flow response in the olfactory bulb. In urethane-anesthetized rats, odor stimulation (5% amyl ace...

    Authors: Sae Uchida, Yoshie Ito and Fusako Kagitani
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:657
  26. T-type channels are low-voltage-activated channels that play a role in the cardiovascular system particularly for pacemaker activity. Glycosylation is one of the most prevalent post-translational modifications...

    Authors: Yangong Liu, Pu Wang, Fangfang Ma, Mingqi Zheng, Gang Liu, Shinichiro Kume, Tatsuki Kurokawa and Katsushige Ono
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 69:650
  27. Mitochondrial iron is indispensable for heme biosynthesis and iron–sulfur cluster assembly. Several mitochondrial transmembrane proteins have been implicated to function in the biosynthesis of heme and iron–su...

    Authors: Ei Ei Mon, Fan-Yan Wei, Raja Norazireen Raja Ahmad, Takahiro Yamamoto, Toshiro Moroishi and Kazuhito Tomizawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:652
  28. The slow force response (SFR) to stretch is an important adaptive mechanism of the heart. The SFR may result in ~ 20–30% extra force but it is substantially attenuated in heart failure. We investigated the rel...

    Authors: Oleg Lookin and Yuri Protsenko
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:651
  29. Statins and exercise reduce cardiovascular disease incidence. We investigated whether endurance exercise in mice induces mitochondrial adaptation in skeletal muscle and muscle injury during administration of a...

    Authors: Koji Nonaka, Yutaka Ozaki, Kenichi Ito, Masahiro Sakita, Satsuki Une and Junichi Akiyama
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:649
  30. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of transcutaneous CO2 application on the blood flow and capillary architecture of the soleus muscle in rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced hypergly...

    Authors: Tomohiro Matsumoto, Masayuki Tanaka, Takuya Ikeji, Noriaki Maeshige, Yoshitada Sakai, Toshihiro Akisue, Hiroyo Kondo, Akihiko Ishihara and Hidemi Fujino
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:648
  31. FK506 (tacrolimus) is an immunosuppressant widely used as an ointment in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. However, local application of FK506 can evoke burning sensations in atopic dermatitis patients, and ...

    Authors: Tomo Kita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Kenichi Kato, Yoshiro Suzuki, Makoto Tominaga and Jun Yamazaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:647
  32. Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) induces bradycardia in chronic heart failure (CHF). We hypothesized that beta-blocker would cover the beneficial effects of VNS on CHF if the anti-beta-adrenergic effect was the m...

    Authors: Meihua Li, Can Zheng, Toru Kawada, Masashi Inagaki, Kazunori Uemura and Masaru Sugimachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:646
  33. Acute opioid withdrawal syndrome is a series of neurological symptoms caused by the abrupt cessation of the chronic administration of opioids such as morphine. The locus coeruleus (LC) in the brain stem receiv...

    Authors: Mahnaz Davoudi, Hossein Azizi, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh and Saeed Semnanian
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:645
  34. Pinocytosis is an important fundamental cellular process that is used by the cell to transport fluid and solutes. Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) regulate a diverse array of dynamic membrane events. However...

    Authors: Khin Thuzar Aung, Kazuaki Yoshioka, Sho Aki, Kazuhiro Ishimaru, Noriko Takuwa and Yoh Takuwa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:644
  35. Ia excitation and recurrent inhibition are basic neuronal circuits in motor control in hind limb. Renshaw cells receive synaptic inputs from axon collaterals of motoneurons and inhibit motoneurons and Ia inhib...

    Authors: Masatoshi Niwa, Ken Muramatsu, Kiyomi Nakayama and Sei-Ichi Sasaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:643
  36. This study aimed to investigate the effects of various types of exercise on organic anion transporter 3 (Oat3) function, a major transporter that plays a role in the secretion of a variety of drugs and endogen...

    Authors: Tipwadee Bunprajun, Chaowalit Yuajit, Rattikarn Noitem and Varanuj Chatsudthipong
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:641
  37. We tested the hypothesis that there are sex differences in hindlimb unloading-induced activation of the forkhead box subfamily O3a (FoxO3a) signaling pathway in rat soleus muscle. Age-matched male and female W...

    Authors: Toshinori Yoshihara, Toshiharu Natsume, Takamasa Tsuzuki, Shuo-wen Chang, Ryo Kakigi, Takao Sugiura and Hisashi Naito
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:640
  38. The protective effects of Brazilian propolis on capillary regression induced by chronically neuromuscular inactivity were investigated in rat soleus muscle. Four groups of male Wistar rat were used in this stu...

    Authors: Masayuki Tanaka, Miho Kanazashi, Noriaki Maeshige, Hiroyo Kondo, Akihiko Ishihara and Hidemi Fujino
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:639
  39. We aimed to determine whether acupuncture to the auricular region increases cortical regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). The rCBF was measured using laser speckle contrast imaging in urethane-anesthetized rat...

    Authors: Sae Uchida, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Yoshie Ito and Fusako Kagitani
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:637
  40. Ivabradine is a selective bradycardic agent that inhibits hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels. HCN channels play a key role in mediating the positive chronotropic response to sym...

    Authors: Toru Kawada, Shuji Shimizu, Kazunori Uemura, Yohsuke Hayama, Hiromi Yamamoto, Toshiaki Shishido, Takuya Nishikawa and Masaru Sugimachi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:636
  41. Bradykinin (BK) and its receptors, B1 and B2, in trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons are involved in the regulation of pain. Recent studies have revealed that B1 receptors are expressed in neonatal rat TG neurons; h...

    Authors: Reiko Terashima, Maki Kimura, Asuka Higashikawa, Yuki Kojima, Tatsuya Ichinohe, Masakazu Tazaki and Yoshiyuki Shibukawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:635
  42. Mitochondrial homeostasis is closely associated with liver cancer progression via multiple mechanisms and is also a potential tumour-suppressive target in clinical practice. However, the role of mitochondrial ...

    Authors: Jian Cao, Runjie Wei and Shukun Yao
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:634
  43. In the original publication of the article, there are following misprints in the numbering of the planned symposia

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    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:633

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:s12576-018-0610-z

  44. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) migration and the subsequent intimal thickening play roles in vascular restenosis. We previously reported that an exchange protein activated by cAMP 1 (Epac1) promotes platel...

    Authors: Yuko Kato, Utako Yokoyama, Takayuki Fujita, Masanari Umemura, Tetsuo Kubota and Yoshihiro Ishikawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:631
  45. We examined the effect of intake of a catechin-enriched ion beverage (Cat-I) on the thermoregulatory response in a hot environment. Eight healthy men were exposed to a hot environment for 90 min at an ambient ...

    Authors: Rumiko Nishimura, Naoki Nishimura, Satoshi Iwase, Masao Takeshita, Mitsuhiro Katashima, Yoshihisa Katsuragi and Motohiko Sato
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:615

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