Haruhiko Manabe

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We investigated pharmacological characteristics of the itch-associated response to chronic dermatitis induced by 4-ethoxymethylene-2-phenyl-2-oxazolin-5-one (oxazolone) repeated application in mice. Application of an oxazolone challenge to mice with oxazolone-induced chronic dermatitis evoked severe and transient scratching behavior for up to 1h.(More)
We employed an ex vivo [(3)H]rolipram binding experiment to elucidate the mechanism of emetic activity of phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors. In Suncus murinus (an insectivore used for evaluation of emesis), emetic potential as well as ability to occupy the high-affinity rolipram binding site in brain membrane fraction in vivo were determined for(More)
BACKGROUND The model of chronic dermatitis caused by repeated application of hapten is frequently used as a tool for assessment of the efficacy of a compound or the elucidation of chronic dermatitis. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to provide more detailed analysis of the model of chronic dermatitis caused by repeated application of(More)
Epidermal keratinocytes with atopic dermatitis (AD) overproduce mediators such as granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which are associated with pathology of AD. We found that peptidoglycan (PGN) of Staphylococcus aureus, which is frequently observed in lesion with AD, induced the production of numerous mediators such as GM-CSF and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rolipram, a phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitor, in a mouse model of dermatitis induced by repeated application of 2,4,6-trinitro-1-chlorobenzene (TNCB). BALB/c mice were sensitized with 0.3% w/v TNCB applied to the ear on day -7, followed by application three times a week from day 0. Rolipram,(More)
Prostaglandin (PG) D2, a major cyclooxygenase metabolite generated from immunologically stimulated mast cells, is known to induce activation and chemotaxis in eosinophils, basophils, and T helper 2 (Th2) lymphocytes via a newly identified PGD2 receptor, chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2). CRTH2 is hypothesized to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate effects of continuous epidural infusion (CEI) of 0.5% bupivacaine added to intermittent epidural boluses (IEB) on the duration of zoster-associated pain (ZAP), as compared with continuous infusion of normal saline placebo added to IEB. DESIGN A prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. SETTING A university(More)
It is suggested that atopic dermatitis is a skin disease associated with itching as subjective symptoms, and histamine H(1) receptor antagonists are used in order to prevent the itching, and the deterioration for scratch by itching. Histamine H(1) receptor selective anti-histamine olopatadine hydrochloride (olopatadine; Allelock shows consistent efficacy(More)
Inhibitors of PDE4 (cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase) induce side effects, including nausea and emesis, that limit their therapeutic potential. We investigated the function of two catalytically active conformations of PDE4 (a low-affinity conformer detected by conventional cAMP hydrolytic activity and a high-affinity conformer detected by [(3)H]rolipram(More)