Hisashi Hidari

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The effects of GHRP-2 (also named KP102), a new growth hormone-releasing peptide, on the release of growth hormone (GH) and growth performance were examined in swine. The single intravenous (i. v.) injection of GHRP-2 at doses of 2, 10, 30 and 100 microg/kg body weight (BW) to cross-bred castrated male swine stimulated GH release in a dose-dependent manner,(More)
This study was conduct to determine the influence of dietary protein on the response of plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) to exogenous growth hormone releasing peptide-2 (GHRP-2 or KP 102) in Holstein steers. Eight 16-month-old Holstein steers were grouped by liveweight to two feeding(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the nutrition-dependent changes in insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) with growth hormone releasing peptide-2 (D-Ala-D-betaNal-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH(2); GHRP-2 or KP102) treatment in growing Holstein steers. Eight 13 month-old Holstein steers were grouped on two levels of feed intake(More)
This study was conducted to determine the effects of acute and chronic administration of GH-releasing peptide-2 (D-Ala-D-beta Nal-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH2, GHRP-2 or KP102) on GH responsiveness in male Holstein calves. In the dose response study of acute administration, six calves were injected iv with saline or 6.25, 12.5 and 25.0 micrograms/kg body weight(More)
We conducted this study to investigate the mechanisms of action of growth hormone-releasing peptide-2 (D-Ala-D-beta Nal-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH2; GHRP-2) in bovine anterior pituitary primary cell culture. Doses of GHRP-2 from 10(-13) to 10(-7) M) increased (P < .05) GH secretion. The GHRP-2 (10(-7) M) and GH-releasing factor (GRF; 10(-7) M) administered(More)
This study was conducted to determine effect of CLA and linoleic acid (LA) on cell differentiation, cellular glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) activity, and FA accumulation in differentiating 3T3-L1 cells (3 isomers×3 treatment periods×4 doses). The cells were cultured in 24-well plates for proliferation until confluence. Then they were treated with(More)
The factors that control fat deposition in adipose tissues are poorly understood. It is known that visceral adipose tissues display a range of biochemical properties that distinguish them from adipose tissues of subcutaneous origin. However, we have little information on gene expression, either in relation to fat deposition or on interspecies variation in(More)
We developed an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for bovine GH (bGH) which is based on indirect competitive immunoassay in culture medium from a bovine pituitary cell culture. 40 microliters cell culture samples (or bGH standard) and bGH antibody (rabbit anti-bGH) were added to the 96 well microplate coated with secondary antibody (Goat anti-rabbit IgG), and(More)
The effect of cholinergic blockade on suppressed growth hormone (GH) secretion caused by feeding or the intraruminal infusion of an acetate, propionate, and butyrate mixture (107 and 214 mumol.kg-1.min-1 over 6 h) was examined in ovariectomized ewes. Intraruminal infusion at the rate of 107 mumol.kg-1.min-1 increased peripheral plasma short-chain fatty acid(More)
The rumen has several important physiological functions: absorption, transport, metabolic activity, and protection. To clarify the molecular basis underlying the physiological function of the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum, we used mRNA differential display to isolate and identify differentially expressed genes in these tissues. We isolated 18(More)