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  1. 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

    Content type: Technical Note

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  2. Obesity-related lifestyle factors, such as physical activity behavior and dietary intake, have been shown to be associated with episodic memory function. From animal work, there is considerable biological plau...

    Authors: Paul D. Loprinzi and Emily Frith

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:612

    Content type: Review

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  4. This review traces the examination of autonomic, cardiovascular, and respiratory derangements associated with seizure activity in the clinical and preclinical literature generally, and in the author’s animal m...

    Authors: Mark Stewart

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2018 68:602

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  15. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  16. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  20. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  21. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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

  23. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  24. Interpretation on the effectiveness of potential substances to enhance skeletal muscle regeneration is difficult if an inappropriate vehicle is administered, since vehicle administration can directly enhance o...

    Authors: Ratchakrit Srikuea and Kanokwan Suhatcho

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:576

    Content type: Original Paper

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  26. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  27. Rodent thoracic veins are characterized by an extended myocardial coating. In the present study, the electrical activity in the cardiac tissue of the rat azygos vein (AZV) was investigated for the first time. ...

    Authors: Alexandra D. Ivanova and Vlad S. Kuzmin

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:569

    Content type: Original Paper

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  28. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  29. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  30. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  31. 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

    Content type: Original Paper

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  32. To understand the central mechanism of penile erections during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and waking, single units were recorded from the septal area in un-anesthetized head-restrained rats simultaneous wi...

    Authors: Kamalesh K. Gulia, Yukihiko Kayama and Yoshimasa Koyama

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:562

    Content type: Original Paper

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  33. Neuronal loss is reported to be an important pathological process in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Neurogenesis is a process of generation of new neurons to fill the neuronal loss. Xanthoceraside has been shown to...

    Authors: Lin Zhu, Tianyan Chi, Xuemei Zhao, Lei Yang, Shijie Song, Qiaohui Lu, Xuefei Ji, Peng Liu, Lihua Wang and Libo Zou

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:561

    Content type: Original Paper

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  34. The present study evaluated the effects of exercise training on pyruvate carboxylase protein (PCB) levels in hepatic tissue and glucose homeostasis control in obese mice. Swiss mice were distributed into three...

    Authors: Vitor Rosetto Muñoz, Rafael Calais Gaspar, Barbara Moreira Crisol, Guilherme Pedron Formigari, Marcella Ramos Sant’Ana, José Diego Botezelli, Rodrigo Stellzer Gaspar, Adelino S. R. da Silva, Dennys Esper Cintra, Leandro Pereira de Moura, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle and José Rodrigo Pauli

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:559

    Content type: Original Paper

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  35. In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the decreased bone strength is often associated with hyperglycemia and bone cell insulin resistance. Since T2DM is increasingly reported in young adults, it is not known whe...

    Authors: Ratchaneevan Aeimlapa, Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, Panan Suntornsaratoon, Kannikar Wongdee, Wacharaporn Tiyasatkulkovit, Kanchana Kengkoom and Nateetip Krishnamra

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:558

    Content type: Original Paper

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  36. We investigated the cellular mechanisms and therapeutic effect of post-injury stretch on the recovery process from muscle injury induced by lengthening contractions (LC). One day after LC, a single 15-min bout...

    Authors: Tomohiro Mori, Nobuhide Agata, Yuta Itoh, Masumi Inoue-Miyazu, Kazue Mizumura, Masahiro Sokabe, Toru Taguchi and Keisuke Kawakami

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:553

    Content type: Original Paper

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  37. During cancer chemotherapy, drugs such as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists have typically been used to control vomiting and anorexia. We examined the effects of oxytocin (OXT), which has been linked to appetite, on cis...

    Authors: Koichi Arase, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Reiko Saito, Yasuhito Motojima, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Keiji Hirata, Yasuhito Uezono and Yoichi Ueta

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:550

    Content type: Original Paper

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  38. Endurance exercise generates CO2 via aerobic metabolism; however, its role remains unclear. Exogenous CO2 by transcutaneous delivery promotes muscle fibre-type switching to increase endurance power in skeletal mu...

    Authors: Takeshi Ueha, Keisuke Oe, Masahiko Miwa, Takumi Hasegawa, Akihiro Koh, Hanako Nishimoto, Sang Yang Lee, Takahiro Niikura, Masahiro Kurosaka, Ryosuke Kuroda and Yoshitada Sakai

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:548

    Content type: Original Paper

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  39. Recent studies have suggested that increased oxidative stress is a potential etiology in Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this study, we investigated whether acupuncture regulates antioxidants in the striatum (ST)...

    Authors: Yukyung Lee, Gaeun Choi, Hyongjun Jeon, Dongsoo Kim, Sun Ryu, Sungtae Koo, Ki-Tae Ha and Seungtae Kim

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:547

    Content type: Original Paper

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  40. Myocardial heterogeneity is an attribute of the normal heart. We have developed integrative models of cardiomyocytes from the subendocardial (ENDO) and subepicardial (EPI) ventricular regions that take into ac...

    Authors: Anastasia Khokhlova, Nathalie Balakina-Vikulova, Leonid Katsnelson, Gentaro Iribe and Olga Solovyova

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:541

    Content type: Original Paper

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  41. The β-adrenergic signaling pathways and antioxidant defence mechanisms play important roles in maintaining proper heart function. Here, we examined the effect of chronic normobaric hypoxia (CNH, 10% O2, 3 weeks) ...

    Authors: Klara Hahnova, Iveta Brabcova, Jan Neckar, Romana Weissova, Anna Svatonova, Olga Novakova, Jitka Zurmanova, Martin Kalous, Jan Silhavy, Michal Pravenec, Frantisek Kolar and Jiri Novotny

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:546

    Content type: Original Paper

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  42. Central adenosine A1-receptor (A1AR)-mediated signals play a role in the induction of hibernation. We determined whether activation of the central A1AR enables rats to maintain normal sinus rhythm even after t...

    Authors: Hiroki Shimaoka, Takayuki Kawaguchi, Kahori Morikawa, Yuuki Sano, Kiyotada Naitou, Hiroyuki Nakamori, Takahiko Shiina and Yasutake Shimizu

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:543

    Content type: Original Paper

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  43. The olfactory bulb receives cholinergic basal forebrain input, as does the neocortex; however, the in vivo physiological functions regarding the release of extracellular acetylcholine and regulation of regiona...

    Authors: Sae Uchida and Fusako Kagitani

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:542

    Content type: Original Paper

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  44. Salivary secretion displays day–night variations that are controlled by the circadian clock. The central clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) regulates daily physiological rhythms by prompting peripheral...

    Authors: Hitoshi Uchida, Takahiro J. Nakamura, Nana N. Takasu, Aya Obana-Koshino, Hitomi Ono, Takeshi Todo, Takayoshi Sakai and Wataru Nakamura

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:540

    Content type: Original Paper

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  45. Conventional angiography is insufficient for evaluating the therapeutic effect of cardiac regeneration therapy. A microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode was developed. Cerium has a characteristic ...

    Authors: Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Hosoda, Yoshimori Ikeya, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Toru Shizuma, Takashi Shiraishi, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda and Hidezo Mori

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2017 68:537

    Content type: Original Paper

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