Gook Jun Ahn

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This study evaluated the effect of DA-8159, a new phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, on the compensatory development of right ventricular hypertrophy in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH). Rats treated with subcutaneous MCT were divided into three groups, which received DA-8159 1 mg/kg, DA-8159 5 mg/kg or saline-vehicle orally, twice daily(More)
AIM To examine the effect of DA-9601, a new gastroprotective agent, on the vulnerability of ethanol-treated rat's stomach to naproxen (NAP). METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with 1 mL of 50% ethanol twice a day for 5 d and then NAP (50 mg/kg) was administered. DA-9601 was administered 1 h before NAP. Four hours after NAP, the rats were(More)
This study was conducted to determine if the long-term administration of the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE 5) inhibitor, DA-8159, to diabetic rats can ameliorate the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) and endothelial dysfunction. After inducing diabetes with streptozotocin, DA-8159 was orally administered at a dose of 3 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg for 8 weeks.(More)
In this study, we evaluated the effects of oral administration of DA-8159, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, on the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) induced by monocrotaline (MCT). Rats were administered either MCT (60 mg/kg) or saline. MCT-treated rats were divided into three groups and received orally administered vehicle, or 1 mg/kg or(More)
OBJECTIVES DA-8159 is a pyrazolopyrimidinone derivative showing potent and selective phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibition. In the previous study, DA-8159 induced a dose-dependent increase in the intracavernous pressure (ICP) in anaesthetized dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of DA-8159 on penile erection in conscious and acute(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of DA-8031, a novel compound for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE), we performed in vivo pharmacological studies using 2 preclinical animal models, electrical stimulation of sensory branch of pudendal nerve (SBPdn) and para-chloroamphetamine (PCA)-induced ejaculation model. METHODS First of all, in(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, DA-8159, on erectile function throughout the quantitative analysis of vascular endothelial cell, smooth muscle (SM), TGF-beta1 expression in rat corpus cavernosum and measurement of intracavernous pressure (ICP) in diabetic rats. DA-8159 (0, 5, 10, 20 mg/kg) was administered(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a major complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). This study investigates the relationship between ED and the downregulation of constitutive nitric oxide synthase (cNOS) in the corpus cavernosum (CC) of diabetic rats. It also examines the effects of udenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, on ED and cNOS expression(More)
A previous study showed that DA-8159, a potent type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitor, enhanced the relaxation of the smooth muscles in the normal rabbit corpus cavernosum. In this study, we investigated the in vitro effects of DA-8159 on cavernosal smooth muscle relaxation and the in vivo erectogenic potential in diabetic rabbits, since erectile dysfunction is(More)
For parthenogenetic activation as a model system of nuclear transfer, microinjection and electroporation as activation treatments in bovine metaphase II oocytes were administered to each of three groups as follows: control group (treatments with Ca2+, Mg2+ -free PBS+100 micro M EGTA), IP3 group (control+25 micro M IP3) and IP3+ ryanodine group (control+25(More)