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  1. The sino-atrial node (SAN) is the natural pacemaker of the heart. Mechanisms of the leading pacemaker site generation and dynamic pacemaker shifts in the SAN have been so far studied with an electrophysiologic...

    Authors: Haruko Masumiya, Yoshitaka Oku and Yasumasa Okada

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:32

    Content type: Original Paper

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  2. The skeletal muscle is one of the important target tissues for the actions of estrogen via both nuclear and extranuclear (non-genomic) pathways. However, there is a paucity of information about the receptor (E...

    Authors: J. Hatae, N. Takami, Hai Lin, Akira Honda and R. Inoue

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:23

    Content type: Original Paper

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  3. Massotherapy, the therapeutic use of massage, is used to treat various chronic pain syndromes. One type of massotherapy, pressure stimulus applied over trigger points (TPs), is reported to have excellent thera...

    Authors: Kohichi Takamoto, Shigekazu Sakai, Etsuro Hori, Susumu Urakawa, Katsumi Umeno, Taketoshi Ono and Hisao Nishijo

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:25

    Content type: Original Paper

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  4. Cutaneous vascular responses to mental arithmetic (MA) and handgrip exercise (HG) were studied independently and combined at different local skin temperatures (T loc). MA and HG induced (P

    Authors: Fumio Yamazaki, Katsunori Kinoshita and Ryoko Sone

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:19

    Content type: Short Communication

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  5. Ultraviolet (UV) light-induced apoptosis has been extensively examined, but data on properties of intracellular water are insufficient. Thus, we examined the 1H spin-lattice relaxation time (T1) of intracellular ...

    Authors: Takeo Yamaguchi, Takayuki Koga and Satoshi Katsuki

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:16

    Content type: Short Communication

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  6. Litttle is known about the function of aquaporin (AQP) water channels in human gastric cancer. In the upper or middle part of human stomach, we found that expression level of AQP5 protein in intestinal type of...

    Authors: Tomoko Watanabe, Takuto Fujii, Takeshi Oya, Naoki Horikawa, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Yuji Takahashi, Magotoshi Morii, Noriaki Takeguchi, Kazuhiro Tsukada and Hideki Sakai

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:17

    Content type: Original Paper

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  7. It is unclear whether nitrous oxide (N2O) has a protective effect on cardiac function in vitro. In addition, little is known about the cardioprotective effect of anesthesia administered during hypoxia or ischemia...

    Authors: Chunhong Jin, Seijiro Sonoda, Liu Fan, Makino Watanabe, Toyoki Kugimiya and Takao Okada

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:123

    Content type: Original Paper

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  8. This study was designed in order to consider whether the release of neuronally derived nitric oxide (NO) in the lumbosacral spinal cord during ischemia/reperfusion is region-specific and whether changes in Ca2+-d...

    Authors: D. Kolesár, M. Kolesárová, J. Pavel, A. Dávidová, J. Maršala and N. Lukáčová

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2009 59:13

    Content type: Original Paper

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  9. Chronic low blood pressure is typically accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, reduced drive, dizziness, headaches and cold limbs. Reduced cognitive performance, diminished cerebral blood flow and autonomic ...

    Authors: Stefan Duschek, Heike Heiss, Boriana Buechner, Natalie Werner, Rainer Schandry and Gustavo A. Reyes del Paso

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:105

    Content type: Original Paper

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  10. The currents through the volume-regulated outwardly rectifying anion channel (VRAC) were measured in single ventricular myocytes obtained from streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice, using whole-cell volta...

    Authors: Shintaro Yamamoto, Kunihiko Ichishima and Tsuguhisa Ehara

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:87

    Content type: Original Paper

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  11. Spikes are classified according to their finite differences in various orders. The fundamental idea that makes it work is that finite differences can extract and isolate features from spikes. This method showe...

    Authors: Chien-Chang Yen, Wei-Chang Shann, Chen-Tung Yen and Meng-Li Tsai

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:10

    Content type: Technical Note

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  12. Recent studies on the association between particular single nucleotide polymorphisms of serine–threonine kinase with no lysine (K) 4 gene (WNK4) and essential hypertension have yielded controversial results. Her...

    Authors: Zhi-Jun Sun, Yan Li, Jing-Yu Lu, Qian Ding, Yu Liang, Jing-Pu Shi, Jesse Li-Ling and Yan-Yan Zhao

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:11

    Content type: Original Paper

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  13. The external work (EW) efficiency of individual arrhythmic beats of the left ventricle (LV) cannot directly be obtained since LV O2 consumption (VO2) of each beat cannot directly be measured under beat-to-beat va...

    Authors: Juichiro Shimizu, Satoshi Mohri, Haruo Ito, Miyako Takaki and Hiroyuki Suga

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:7

    Content type: Original Paper

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  14. The goal of our study was to evaluate the origin of the increased O2 consumption in electrically stimulated left ventricular slices of isoproterenol-induced hypertrophied rat hearts with normal left ventricular p...

    Authors: Juichiro Shimizu, Daisuke Yamashita, Hiromi Misawa, Kiyoe Tohne, Satoshi Matsuoka, Bongju Kim, Ayako Takeuchi, Chikako Nakajima-Takenaka and Miyako Takaki

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:6

    Content type: Original Paper

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  15. G-protein coupled receptors for the pineal hormone melatonin have been partially cloned from rats. However, insufficient information about their cDNA sequences has hindered studies of their distribution and ph...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ishii, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Momoko Kobayashi, Masakatsu Kato and Yasuo Sakuma

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:37

    Content type: Original Paper

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  16. To examine the age-related morphological changes in the motor endplate of type-identified muscle fibers, 20 male Wister rats were divided into 2-month-, 10-month-, 24-month- and 30-month-old groups (n = 5 in each...

    Authors: Toshimi Suzuki, Akio Maruyama, Takao Sugiura, Shuichi Machida and Hirofumi Miyata

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:5

    Content type: Original Paper

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  17. We compared the prognostic power of end-tidal CO2 pressure (PETCO2) during exercise, an index of arterial CO2 pressure, with those of established respiratory gas indexes during exercise testing in patients with l...

    Authors: Masayo Hoshimoto-Iwamoto, Akira Koike, Osamu Nagayama, Akihiko Tajima, Takeya Suzuki, Tokuhisa Uejima, Hitoshi Sawada and Tadanori Aizawa

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:4

    Content type: Original Paper

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  18. Human ECG records were analyzed during supine (SUP) rest and whole body 80° head-up tilt (HUT), with a respiratory acidosis (5%CO2) and breathing room air (RA). HUT increased heart rate in both conditions (RASUP ...

    Authors: S. J. Brown, T. Mundel, M. Barnes and J. A. Brown

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:2

    Content type: Original Paper

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  19. Gastrin is important for stimulating acid secretion as well as differentiating gastric mucosal cells via cholecystokinin-2 receptors (CCK-2Rs). In turn, CCK acts preferably via CCK-1R to release somatostatin, ...

    Authors: Setsuko Kanai, Hiroko Hosoya, Saeko Akimoto, Minoru Ohta, Toshimitsu Matsui, Soichi Takiguchi, Akihiro Funakoshi and Kyoko Miyasaka

    Citation: The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008 59:1

    Content type: Original Paper

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