Joo Seop Kang

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Forty 11-week-old Dahl salt-sensitive rats were divided into four groups matched for blood pressure and weight. Group I was given a sodium-deficient diet, group II a sodium-enriched diet, group III a sodium-enriched diet plus a calcium supplement and group IV a sodium-enriched diet plus nitrendipine, a calcium antagonist. For the first 18 weeks, when the(More)
1. The in vivo whole bladder preparation was used to correlate bladder volume with the ability of urinary bladders from control, sucrose-drinking, and diabetic rats to develop pressure in response to bethanechol or nerve stimulation. 2. Both streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus and sucrose-diuresis caused an increase in rat urinary bladder capacity and(More)
Streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus or the consumption of 5% sucrose in place of drinking water cause an increase in rat urinary bladder capacity and mass. Length-tension curves were generated using bladder body strips isolated from control, diabetic, or sucrose-drinking rats to determine whether the length-tension relationship was altered by the(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic and neutrophil elastase can aggravate or induce acute pancreatitis. Although increased elastase levels in the plasma of pancreatitis patients and animal models have been reported, the mechanism by which elastase is involved in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis has not yet been elucidated. We aimed to investigate the effects and(More)
1. Comparative passive tension-active tension curves were constructed for urinary bladder body strips from hamster, rat, guinea-pig, rabbit and cat. 2. Equally sized strips from rabbit and cat bladders had a significantly greater mass and cross-sectional area than strips from other species. 3. There was a greater change in cross-sectional area of strips(More)
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