Johji Arakawa

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In the rat small intestine, neurotrophin-3 immunoreactivity was identified in ganglion cells and in processes mostly innervating the mucosa and occasionally the muscle layer and vasculature. The vast majority of neurotrophin-3 immunoreactive neurons contained vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), but not substance P or related tachykinin (SP/TK).(More)
The members of the trk family of tyrosine receptor kinases, trkA, trkB, and trkC, are the functional receptors for neurotrophins, a family of related neurotrophic factors. In this study, we investigated 1) the distribution of neurotrophin receptors in the developing and adult rat digestive tract with a pan-trk antibody that recognizes all known trks and 2)(More)
The present study was carried out to determine the effect of dilazep, having an inhibitory effect on the Na+ channel, on the mechanical dysfunction and metabolic derangements induced by palmitoyl-L-carnitine in isolated rat heart and to compare the effect of dilazep with that of tetrodotoxin, a specific inhibitor of the Na+ channel. Rat hearts were perfused(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-hospital laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation (ETI) is potentially a life-saving procedure but is a technique difficult to acquire. This study aimed to obtain a recommendation for the number of times ETI should be practiced by constructing the learning curve for endotracheal intubation by paramedics, as well as to report the change in the(More)
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