Hiroaki Takemoto

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate endothelial function in patients with periodontitis. We evaluated forearm blood flow responses to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside in patients with periodontitis who had no other cardiovascular risk factors (32 men; 25+/-3 years of age), in a normal control group (20 men; 26+/-3 years of age), and in(More)
Dried Nardostachys chinensis roots contain sesquiterpenoids that are widely used as herbal tranquilizers. We previously identified the highly sedative sesquiterpenoid valerena-4,7(11)-diene (VLD) from this plant. In the present study, we investigated stress reducing effects of VLD and the associated mechanisms of action. Application of 15-min restraint(More)
Spikenard, the dried roots of Nardostachys chinensis, contains sesquiterpenoids and is widely used as an herbal tranquilizer. We previously demonstrated that spikenard vapor showed a sedative effect when administered by inhalation, and we identified hydrocarbon sesquiterpenoids as active components. Here we investigated the other components that contribute(More)
The paper proposes a collection method of SOS messages in a disaster area with collapsed communication service. So far, we have proposed and implemented SOSCast as a smartphone application to support rescue operations for finding immobilized victims. However, in its current implementation, we found that SOSCast limits the search coverage area and disregards(More)
BACKGROUND L-citrulline is an amino acid discovered in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbitaceae) and is a known component of the nitric oxide (NO) cycle that plays an important role in adjusting blood circulation and supplying NO and a key component of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the(More)
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