Hideyuki Gotoh

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There is increasing evidence that compounds in tick saliva and salivary gland extract (SGE) have a suppressive effect on host immunity and that tick-borne pathogens exploit this situation to their benefit thus causing diseases. We have demonstrated that SGE derived from Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks has a suppressive effect on a macrophage like cell(More)
Vascular architecture and the structure of the intestinal hematopoietic centers of two cyclostomes, the hagfish Eptatretus burgeri and the ammocoetes larva of Entosphenus reissneri, are compared. Blood cells of the hagfish are generated in hematopoietic nests that develop around intestinal veins established primarily for transport of absorbed nutrients. In(More)
We examined whether ouabain activities phospholipases and reinforces contraction force of papillary muscles through resultant second messengers. 2-Nitro-4-carboxyphenyl-N,N-diphenylcarbamate (NCDC), the inhibitor of phospholipase C (PLC), abolished the ouabain inotropy in rabbit papillary muscles. Calphostin C, the specific inhibitor of protein kinase C(More)
In vitro and in vivo studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of thiabendazole, mebendazole, levamisole and ivermectin against Gongylonema pulchrum. For in vitro assays, third-stage larvae (L3) incubated with the drugs were administered orally to mice and the ability of larvae to invade the gastric mucosa of the animals was examined. After incubation,(More)
A question whether phosphorylation is involved in adrenergic effects on cardiac tissues has long been a matter of dispute. We examined whether phosphorylation is involved in adrenergic chronotropism and inotropism in excised cardiac muscles from guinea pigs. KT5720, a specific inhibitor of A-kinase, abolished the late phase of adrenergic chronotropism.(More)
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