Haruna Sugawara

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We studied the antioxidant effects of nine calcium antagonists (nisoldipine, benidipine, nilvadipine, felodipine, nicardipine, nitrendipine, nifedipine, verapamil, and diltiazem) by means of rat myocardial membrane lipid peroxidation with a nonenzymatic active oxygen-generating system (DHF/FeCl3-ADP). The order of antioxidant potency of these agents was(More)
Tumor-associated transplantation antigen (TATA) was solubilized with n-butanol from rat gliosarcoma cells (T-9). Under the conditions used for the solubilization of TATA, the viability of T-9 cells was maintained above 85%, suggesting that the contamination of TATA with cytoplasmic protein is minimal. Normal Fischer rats were treated with 500 micrograms of(More)
The effects of NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), the nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, on gastric HCO3- secretion were examined in anesthetized rats. Intravenous administration of L-NAME (1, 2.5, 5 mg/kg) increased HCO3- secretion in a dose-related manner. This effect of L-NAME was mimicked by NG-mono-methyl-L-arginine (50 mg/kg, i.v.) and was(More)
This study was conducted to determine the beneficial effects of treating digestive disorders of (6E,12E)-tetradecadiene-8,10-diyne-1,3-diol diacetate (TDEYA) detected in the plasma in hydrolyzed form: (6E,12E)-tetradecadiene-8,10-diyne-1,3-diol (TDEY), following the oral administration of a decoction of Atractylodes rhizome to rats. Assessment was also made(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) has been shown to inhibit expression of amyloid beta (Aβ), but GSI also has a side effect of reducing cell survival. Since low-power laser irradiation (LLI) has been known to promote cell survival, we examined whether 532 nm LLI can rescue the GSI side effect or not. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND(More)
Both the production of active oxygen species and cellular damage due to concurrent lipid peroxidation are believed to be important factors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and the ageing process. Since cardiovascular drugs are often administered over a long term, it might be advantageous if they reduced lipid peroxidation. There have been(More)