Akira Yamauchi

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We have previously reported that S-777469 [1-([6-ethyl-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-5-methyl-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonyl]amino)-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid], a novel cannabinoid type 2 receptor (CB2) agonist, significantly suppressed compound 48/80-induced scratching behavior in mice in a dose-dependent manner when it was administered orally. Here, we(More)
Women with BRCA1/2 mutations have a high risk of breast cancer and may opt for risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM). We report a 38-year-old Japanese woman who was diagnosed as a BRCA2 mutation carrier. She underwent prophylactic bilateral skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) with excision of the nipple and preservation of the areola skin. It is unclear whether a(More)
To evaluate collagenase inhibitors for the treatment of osteoarthritis and to correlate them with clinical pathology, canine cartilage explant and anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) models were examined by quantifying the CII neoepitope (CIINE). This peptide is a putative marker for collagenase-specific type II collagen (CII) degradation, which(More)
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