Atsushi Shinbo

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1. Modulation by nitric oxide (NO) of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel (KATP) current (IK(ATP)) was investigated in single ventricular cells dissociated from guinea-pig hearts. IK(ATP) was induced by 5-amino-N-[2-(2-chlorophenyl)ethyl]-N'-cyano-3-pyridinecarboxamidine+ ++ (KRN4884) and cromakalim. 2. In the whole-cell patch clamp configuration, KRN4884 (0.1 3(More)
State analysis of low-sulfated chondroitin 4-sulfate (LSC) in human urine and serum was performed by the use of high performance liquid chromatography and Western blot analysis. It was revealed that the most amount of LSC in urine is present as urinary trypsin inhibitor and a small amount (about 10% of total LSC) is as an LSC chain. The LSC in serum is(More)
Life-prolonging energy restriction (ER) has been known to extend longevity. The heart was selected as the target organ of ER and the electrophysiological properties of ER on the heart were investigated. Action potential parameters were measured on ventricular papillary muscles of C57BL/6 mice (2-6 months of age). Resting membrane potential (Rm) did not(More)
The cardiovascular effects of 6-[4-[2-[3-(5-chloro-2-cyanophenoxy)-2- hydroxypropylamino]-2-methylpropylamino]phenyl]-4,5-dihydro- 5-methyl-3(2H) pyridazinone monoethyl maleate (salt) (TZC-5665, CAS 114856-47-2) and its main metabolite in human, M-2, were investigated in isolated atrial and ventricular muscles of guinea pigs and dogs, in guinea pig atrial(More)
We investigated whether the combination of chlormadinone acetate (CMA) and a luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LH-RH) agonist, leuprorelin acetate (leuprorelin), more markedly decreased ventral prostate and seminal vesicle weights and plasma sex hormone levels in male rats. Four weeks after administration of 0.28, 0.84 or 2.8 mg/kg of leuprorelin,(More)
In the present study, we have investigated the mechanism underlying the activation by 5-amino-N-[2-(2-chlorophenyl)ethyl]-N'-cyano-3- pyridinecarboxamidine (KRN4884), a new K+ channel opener, of ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels in single ventricular cells of guinea pig hearts by the inside-out patch-clamp method. In the presence of intracellular ATP (1 mM),(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate whether chlormadinone acetate (CMA, Prostal, CAS 302-22-7) more markedly decreased ventral prostate and seminal vesicle weights and exerted more beneficial effects on intraprostatic androgen levels than dutasteride (DUT, CAS 164656-23-9) in rats. Dose-dependent inhibiting effects on prostate and seminal(More)
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