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  1. Although multiple factors influence food bite size, the relationship between food bite size per mouthful and mandible or tongue size remains poorly understood. Here, we examined the correlations between food b...

    Authors: Kouichi Shiozawa, Yasumasa Mototani, Kenji Suita, Aiko Ito, Naoya Kawamura, Yuka Yagisawa, Ichiro Matsuo, Yoshio Hayakawa, Megumi Nariyama, Daisuke Umeki, Yasutake Saeki, Yoshiki Ohnuki and Satoshi Okumura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:630
  2. Japanese women can experience a sensation of cold feet in daily life. It is possible that this sensation of coldness in feet may be associated with female hormones, but to date the effect of menstrual cycle ph...

    Authors: Yuki Uchida, Koyuki Atsumi, Akira Takamata and Keiko Morimoto
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:629
  3. The mechanism of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) suppressing intestinal Mg2+ uptake is unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the role of purinergic P2Y receptors in the regulation of Mg2+ absorption in no...

    Authors: Narongrit Thongon and Siriporn Chamniansawat
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:628
  4. Cardiac ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury results mainly from mitochondrial dysfunction and cardiomyocyte death. Mitophagy sustains mitochondrial function and exerts a pro-survival effect on the reperfused hea...

    Authors: Wancheng Yu, Mei Xu, Tao Zhang, Qian Zhang and Chengwei Zou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:627
  5. A massive deletion over three exons 16-17b in the CFTR gene was identified in Japanese CF patients with the highest frequency (about 70% of Japanese CF patients definitely diagnosed). This pathogenic mutation res...

    Authors: Kanako Wakabayashi-Nakao, Yingchun Yu, Miyuki Nakakuki, Tzyh-Chang Hwang, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Yoshiro Sohma
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:626
  6. To examine whether TRPM7, a member of the melastatin family of transient receptor potential channels, is a physiological pathway for Mg2+ entry in mammalian cells, we studied the effect of TRPM7 regulators on cyt...

    Authors: Michiko Tashiro, Hana Inoue and Masato Konishi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:625
  7. Little is known about the effects of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) on the pancreatic exocrine gland. In the gland, secretagogues induce amylase release. That signal transduction is evoked mainly by an increa...

    Authors: Keitaro Satoh, Motoshi Ouchi, Asuka Morita and Masanori Kashimata
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:621
  8. Our aim was to verify whether running a marathon is associated with changes in irisin concentration in healthy, endurance-trained men. In an observational study, we assessed baseline biochemical and fitness pa...

    Authors: Paweł Jóźków, Dawid Koźlenia, Katarzyna Zawadzka, Marek Konefał, Paweł Chmura, Katarzyna Młynarska, Michał Kosowski, Marek Mędraś, Jan Chmura, Piotr Ponikowski and Jacek Daroszewski
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:619
  9. To investigate how the functional architecture is organized in layer 5 (L5) of the somatosensory cortex of a mouse in vivo, the input–output relationship was investigated using an all-optical approach. The neu...

    Authors: Kyo Koizumi, Masatoshi Inoue, Srikanta Chowdhury, Haruhiko Bito, Akihiro Yamanaka, Toru Ishizuka and Hiromu Yawo
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:618
  10. Diabetes mellitus is associated with the development of neuronal tissue damage in different central and peripheral nervous system regions. A common complication of diabetes is painful diabetic peripheral neuro...

    Authors: Bahram Rasoulian, Zahra Hajializadeh, Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani, Marzieh Rashidipour, Iman Fatemi and Ayat Kaeidi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:620
  11. The membrane trafficking events that regulate unicellular tube formation and maintenance are not well understood. Here, using an RNAi screen, we identified the small GTPase ARF1 homolog ARF-1.2 as a regulator ...

    Authors: Eriko Kage-Nakadai, Simo Sun, Satoru Iwata, Sawako Yoshina, Yoshikazu Nishikawa and Shohei Mitani
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:617
  12. A self-adjusting head holder is designed to allow stable fixation and precise positioning (anterior–posterior, pitch, and roll) of guinea pig head in stereotaxic devices. These are achieved with no use of ear-...

    Authors: Sebastian Haidarliu, Ehud Ahissar and Inbar Saraf-Sinik
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:613
  13. This study aimed to investigate the effect of downhill walking on muscle damage and glucose metabolism in healthy subjects. All ten healthy young men and women (age, 24.0 ± 1.4 years) performed rest, uphill wa...

    Authors: Airi Nakayama, Wataru Aoi, Maki Takami, Nariyuki Hirano, Yumi Ogaya, Sayori Wada and Akane Higashi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:614
  14. The article Interactions between β-adrenergic vasodilation and cervical sympathetic nerves are mediated by α2-adrenoceptors in the rat masseter muscle, written by Hisayoshi Ishii and Toshiya Sato, was original...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Ishii and Toshiya Sato
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:609

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2016 67:s12576-016-0499-3

  15. The article Nicotine inhibits activation of microglial proton currents via interactions with α7 acetylcholine receptors, written by Mami Noda and AI Kobayashi, was originally published Online First without ope...

    Authors: Mami Noda and AI Kobayashi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:608

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2016 67:s12576-016-0460-5

  16. Accumulating evidence has revealed pivotal roles of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) inactivation on cardiac protection. Because the precise mechanisms of cardiac protection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/...

    Authors: Takamitsu Tanaka, Masao Saotome, Hideki Katoh, Terumori Satoh, Prottoy Hasan, Hayato Ohtani, Hiroshi Satoh, Hideharu Hayashi and Yuichiro Maekawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:611
  17. In Syrian hamsters, brown adipose tissue (BAT) develops postnatally through the proliferation and differentiation of brown adipocyte progenitors. In the study reported here, we investigated how ambient tempera...

    Authors: Kazuki Nagaya, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Shohei Nakagiri, Ayumi Tsubota and Kazuhiro Kimura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:606
  18. Neurological examination remains the primary clinical investigation in patients with spinal cord injury. However, neuroimaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are promising tools f...

    Authors: Thierry Paquette, Hugues Leblond and Mathieu Piché
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 69:607
  19. Habitual consumption of chlorogenic acid compounds (CGAs) from coffee increases fat catabolism and reduces body fat; however, the contribution of roasted coffee remains unclear. Hydroxyhydroquinone (HHQ) impai...

    Authors: Keiko Ishida, Koichi Misawa, Masaki Yamamoto and Akira Shimotoyodome
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:605
  20. Although it has been traditionally thought that decreasing SpO2 with ascent to high altitudes not only induces acute mountain sickness but also can decrease executive function, the relationship between decreased ...

    Authors: Genta Ochi, Yusuke Kanazawa, Kazuki Hyodo, Kazuya Suwabe, Takeshi Shimizu, Takemune Fukuie, Kyeongho Byun and Hideaki Soya
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:603
  21. We tried to develop a new device to detect laryngeal movement noninvasively. We made small piezo pressure sensors (length, 1.5 mm, width, 7.0 mm), and five of these were lined up with 3.0-mm intervals and embe...

    Authors: Makito Iizuka, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Hasegawa, Kazuhide Tomita, Reiko Takeshima and Masahiko Izumizaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:601
  22. Cognitive function declines with age. The underlying mechanisms responsible for the deterioration of cognitive performance, however, remain poorly understood. We hypothesized that an incremental rate of prefro...

    Authors: Kana Endo, Nan Liang, Mitsuhiro Idesako, Kei Ishii and Kanji Matsukawa
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:599
  23. The aim of this study was to examine whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) enhances pain inhibition by improving working memory (WM). Forty health...

    Authors: Zoha Deldar, Nabi Rustamov, Suzie Bois, Isabelle Blanchette and Mathieu Piché
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:598
  24. Tail pinch facilitates eating in rats. We investigated an unidentified link between tail-pinch-induced eating behavior and individual emotionality in male Sprague–Dawley rats. Anxiety-like behavior was assesse...

    Authors: Nami Aso-Someya, Kimiya Narikiyo, Akira Masuda and Shuji Aou
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:596
  25. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intracerebroventricular chronic fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) infusion on hypothalamic–pituitary–thyroid (HPT) axis, energy metabolism, food intake and...

    Authors: Umit Yilmaz, Suat Tekin, Mehmet Demir, Yilmaz Cigremis and Suleyman Sandal
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:595
  26. Maternal behavior has a substantial impact on the behavioral, endocrine, and neural development of the pups. This study investigated the effect of altering the neonatal nutritional environment by modifying the...

    Authors: Silvia Enes-Marques and Alexandre Giusti-Paiva
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:594
  27. To determine the effects of load and blood flow restriction (BFR) on muscular responses, we asked 12 participants to perform chest presses under four different conditions [30/0, 30/40, 50/0, and 50/40, present...

    Authors: Matthew B. Jessee, J. Grant Mouser, Samuel L. Buckner, Scott J. Dankel, Kevin T. Mattocks, Takashi Abe and Jeremy P. Loenneke
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:593
  28. To investigate whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and continuous moderate-intensity training (CMT) have different impacts on exercise performance and cardiac function and to determine the influenc...

    Authors: Fang-Hui Li, Tao Li, Ying-min Su, Jing-yi Ai, Rui Duan and Timon Cheng-yi Liu
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:592
  29. Men have shorter rate-corrected QT intervals (QTc) than women, especially at the period of adolescence or later. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term effects of testosterone on cardiac excitabi...

    Authors: Kimiko Masuda, Hiroki Takanari, Masaki Morishima, FangFang Ma, Yan Wang, Naohiko Takahashi and Katsushige Ono
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:590
  30. The original article was corrected.

    Authors: Maria Guadalupe Soares Amorim, Maurício Dias de Oliveira, Daiane Santos Soares, Leandro da Silva Borges, Alexandre Dermargos and Elaine Hatanaka
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:588

    The original article was published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:s12576-017-0581-5

  31. Muscle atrophy with aging is closely associated with chronic systemic inflammation and lifestyle-related diseases. Here, we assessed whether dried tofu intake during 5-month interval walking training (IWT) enh...

    Authors: Mayuko Morikawa, Sakura Nakano, Nobuo Mitsui, Hisashi Murasawa, Shizue Masuki and Hiroshi Nose
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:589
  32. Thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) play a critical role in the expression of genes that are major determinants of myocardial contractility, including α-myosin heavy chain (α-MHC) and β-MHC. After myocardial infar...

    Authors: Xiaohua Xu, Wenhan Wan, Michael A. Garza and John Q. Zhang
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:587
  33. Dysfunction of mitophagy, which is a selective degradation of defective mitochondria for quality control, is known to be implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, how treadmill exerc...

    Authors: Dong-Joo Hwang, Jung-Hoon Koo, Ki-Cheon Kwon, Dong-Hoon Choi, Sung-Deuk Shin, Jae-Hoon Jeong, Hyun-Seob Um and Joon-Yong Cho
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:586
  34. Mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased mitochondrial content are hallmarks of aging that leads to decreased physical endurance. Our aim was to explore the anti-aging effect of resveratrol (RSVT) supplementati...

    Authors: Marwa Hassan Muhammad and Mona Maher Allam
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:582
  35. We evaluated the effects of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocols on the alterations in oxidative stress parameters caused by a high-fat diet (HFD)...

    Authors: Daniela Delwing-de Lima, Ariene Sampaio Souza Farias Ulbricht, Carla Werlang-Coelho, Débora Delwing-Dal Magro, Victor Hugo Antonio Joaquim, Eloise Mariani Salamaia, Silvana Rodrigues de Quevedo and Larissa Desordi
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:584
  36. We determined the renal responses to anaphylaxis and the effects of a nitric oxide synthesis inhibitor, l-NAME, in anesthetized rats and isolated perfused rat kidneys. After the ovalbumin antigen injection, the s...

    Authors: Kiyotaka Mukai, Yuhichi Kuda, Toshishige Shibamoto, Mamoru Tanida, Yasutaka Kurata and Hitoshi Yokoyama
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:583
  37. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of exergaming on the cardiovascular risk factors and adipokine levels of women engaged in the music video game Just Dance using the Xbox 360 Kinect console. Trigly...

    Authors: Maria Guadalupe Soares Amorim, Maurício Dias de Oliveira, Daiane Santos Soares, Leandro da Silva Borges, Alexandre Dermargos and Elaine Hatanaka
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:581

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:s12576-017-0588-y

  38. Although child abuse has become a serious social problem in most countries, the neural mechanisms by which it induces adulthood mental disorders is not yet fully understood. Mice exposed to early-life stresses...

    Authors: Michifumi Kokubo, Syutaro Toya, Izuki Amano and Yusuke Takatsuru
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:580
  39. Variants of the Myostatin gene have been shown to have an influence on muscle hypertrophy phenotypes in a wide range of mammalian species. Recently, a Thoroughbred horse with a C-Allele at the g.66493737C/T si...

    Authors: Hirofumi Miyata, Rika Itoh, Fumio Sato, Naoya Takebe, Tetsuro Hada and Teruaki Tozaki
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:575
  40. We focused on the analgesic effect of hot packs for mechanical hyperalgesia in physically inactive rats. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: control, physical inactivity (PI), PI + sham tr...

    Authors: Tatsuki Nakagawa, Shin-ichiro Hiraga, Kazue Mizumura, Kiyomi Hori, Noriyuki Ozaki and Tomoko Koeda
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:574
  41. We investigated if blood flow restriction (BFR, cuff pressure 20 mmHG below individual occlusion pressure) increases metabolic stress, hormonal response, release of muscle damage markers, and muscle swelling i...

    Authors: Michael Behringer, Lars Heinke, Jannik Leyendecker and Joachim Mester
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:568
  42. We recently reported that hypergravity with 3 g for 4 weeks affects muscle and bone through the vestibular system in mice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of hypergravity with 2 g, which ...

    Authors: Naoyuki Kawao, Hironobu Morita, Kazuaki Nishida, Koji Obata, Kohei Tatsumi and Hiroshi Kaji
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:566
  43. Sympathetic stimulation induces beige adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT), known as browning of WAT. In this study, exposure of mice to cold ambient temperature (10 °C) for 24 h induced the mRNA expressio...

    Authors: Ken Machida, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Woongchul Shin, Shinya Matsuoka, Ayumi Tsubota and Kazuhiro Kimura
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:567
  44. The current study aimed to enhance the efficacy of peripheral nerve regeneration using a hydroxyapatite nanoparticle-containing collagen type I hydrogel. A solution of type I collagen, extracted from the rat t...

    Authors: Majid Salehi, Mahdi Naseri-Nosar, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Mohammdreza Nourani, Ahmad Vaez, Saeed Farzamfar and Jafar Ai
    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:564

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