Hiroyuki Sugimura

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Postprandial hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia may promote endothelial and hemorheological dysfunction. The present study investigated the effects of pravastatin on endothelial function and hemorheology in patients with stable angina pectoris (AP) before and after eating a test meal. We recruited 26 patients with stable AP who had impaired glucose(More)
Fluorescence microscopy is used extensively in cell-biological and biomedical research, but it is often plagued by three major problems with the presently available fluorescent probes: photobleaching, blinking, and large size. We have addressed these problems, with special attention to single-molecule imaging, by developing biocompatible, red-emitting(More)
The aim of present study was to compare the predictive characteristics and cost-benefit of measuring the concentration of blood brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), compared with electrocardiography (ECG), chest radiography and echocardiography, as a diagnostic test for heart disease. The study group comprised 130 untreated patients who had symptoms suggestive(More)
BACKGROUND The beneficial effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using stents for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has already been demonstrated, but there is the problem that mechanical microvascular occlusion can occur because of thrombus/atheroma embolization when the PCI was performed. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has relatively poor specificity for identifying acute pulmonary embolism (APE). The aim of this study was to investigate ECG abnormalities according to 2 different criteria and their usefulness for assessing changes in APE. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-two APE patients underwent ECG examinations in the acute and(More)
We have fabricated gold nanoparticle (AuNP) arrays on indium-tin oxide (ITO) substrates in a nearly one-dimensional fashion. AuNPs were site-selectively immobilized on ITO of which the surface had been patterned by a nanolithography process based on scanning probe microscopy. The fabricated nanoscale lines covered with aminosilane self-assembled monolayer(More)
The effect of long-term prostaglandin E(1) (PGE(1)) aerosol was investigated in rats with chronic pulmonary hypertension induced by monocrotaline (MCT). Six-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were separated into groups of 6 and administered 1 mL of saline (group A) or 60 mg / kg of MCT. The MCT-treated mice were then administered either nothing (group B) or 5 mL(More)
Self-assembly of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) onto an optically transparent indium tin oxide (ITO) surface followed by neutralization of these particles using dodecanethiol as a surfactant have been demonstrated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) studies revealed the partial removal of citrate ions from the immobilized AuNPs, which(More)
  • D. Nakajimay, B. Özelz, +27 authors S. Voltz
  • 2008
The main idea of the HypHI project is to perform precise hypernuclear spectroscopy with stable and unstable heavy ion beam at GSI and FAIR[1]. The HypHI collaboration plans the first experiment Phase 0 in 2009 to investigate the feasibility of hypernuclear spectroscopy with heavy ion beams. In the Phase 0 experiment, three sets of Scintillating Fiber(More)
Organosilane self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been applied to resist materials for nanolithography based on scanning probe microscopy. An organosilane SAM was prepared on Si substrates from a precursor, that is octadecyltrimethoxysilane. Using an atomic force microscope with a conductive probe, current was injected from the probe into the SAM-covered(More)