Hiroo Imura

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Fasting plasma gastrin levels measured by radioimmunoassay were found to be low in patients with hypothyroidism. The intravenous injection of arginine caused an increase of plasma gastrin in hypothyroid patients but was significantly lower than those in normal subjects. The decreased gastrin level in patients with hypothyroidism was significantly improved(More)
Specimens of human liver obtained at the time of operation were assayed for cytosolic estrogen receptors by the binding assay and enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Mean estrogen receptor contents determined by the binding assay were 17.8 fmol/mg protein in non-cirrhotic liver, 7.1 in cirrhotic liver, and 0.7 in hepatocellular carcinoma, by EIA the contents were(More)
In order to compare the insulinogenic effects of glucose, arginine and glucagon, plasma immunoreactive insulin levels following oral glucose loading (50 g), intravenous arginine infusion (30 g for 45 min) and intravenous glucagon injection (1 mg) were determined in patients with diabetes mellitus, various endocrine diseases and chronic hepatitis. In(More)
While 131I-meta-iodobenzyl guanidine (131I-MIBG) scanning has made possible the scintigraphic visualization of pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma, an accumulation of this agent has recently been reported in medullary thyroid cancer. We present the case of a patient with Sipple's syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIa), in whom we were able to(More)
To assess clearance mechanisms of atrial and brain natriuretic peptides in the circulation, we examined the effects of a neutral endopeptidase (NEP) inhibitor and a clearance receptor ligand on plasma concentrations of the peptides in normal rats. Plasma concentrations of endogenous α-rat atrial natriuretic peptide (α-rANP) were not significantly elevated(More)
  • Yukiya Hashimoto, Sachiyo Mori, +5 authors Ryohei Hori
  • 1993
Natriuretic peptides have not only natriuretic/diuretic but also hypotensive activities, and the decreased renal perfusion caused by the excessive hypotension is known to attenuate the diuretic actions. The present study was designed to examine the relationship between the dosing (intravenous constant infusion) rates and the diuretic actions of α-rat atrial(More)
  • Hiroo Imura
  • 2013
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease, are chronic, non-infectious diseases of long duration. NCDs are increasingly widespread worldwide and are becoming a serious health and economic burden. NCDs arise from complex interactions between the genetic make-up of an individual and environmental factors. Several(More)
Sera of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were tested for their reactivity to HTLV-I by western blotting (WB). Seven (18%) of 40 SLE serum samples reacted to the p24gag protein of HTLV-I by WB using purified gag antigens. The specificity of anti-p24gag antibodies in the SLE sera was confirmed by competitive inhibition on WB. Two of the seven(More)