Junichi Ishiko

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Ethacrynic acid (EA) highly sensitive Mg2+-ATPase activity was demonstrated in rat brain microsomes. Marker enzyme studies suggested that the EA highly sensitive Mg2+-ATPase activity originated mainly from plasma membranes, and possibly from synaptic vesicles. Oligomycin did not affect the EA highly sensitive Mg2+-ATPase activity. Sulfhydryl reagents, such(More)
Studies were performed to elucidate the effects of brotizolam, a newly synthesized thienodiazepine, chemically related to the benzodiazepines, on dopamine turnover in the limbic forebrain and neostriatum. Intraperitoneally administered brotizolam retarded the rate of alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine-induced depletion of dopamine in the olfactory tubercle (OT),(More)
The antihypertensive effects of oral administration of amlodipine (AML), a new calcium antagonist, were investigated in hypertensive animals. AML (1-10 mg/kg) produced a dose-dependent reduction of blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). The effect of AML reached a maximum at 4-6 hr and was sustained even at 10 hr post-dose, in(More)
Suppressor of cytokine signaling 2 (SOCS2) is known as a feedback inhibitor of cytokine signaling and is highly expressed in primary bone marrow (BM) cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, it has not been established whether SOCS2 is involved in CML, caused by the BCR/ABL1 fusion gene, or important for normal hematopoietic stem(More)
Growth, survival and differentiation of hematopoietic cells are regulated by the interaction between hematopoietic growth factors and their receptors. While the defect in this interaction results in an insufficient hematopoiesis, the aberrantly elevated activation leads to the transformation of hematopoietic cells. The constitutive active mutations of(More)
Fosfluconazole is a phosphate prodrug of fluconazole that has been developed to reduce the volume of fluid required to administer fluconazole by the intravenous route. Fosfluconazole is hydrolyzed by alkaline phosphatase to fluconazole and phosphoric acid. Fosfluconazole had no significant antifungal activity in vitro. However, in rat models of acute(More)
Plasma histamine levels of rats anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium were significantly increased by intravenous administration of neurotensin (NT, 1 nmole/kg) with the maximum effect at 3 min, and a return to the initial levels in 20 min. Treatment of animals with compound 48/80 or disodium cromoglycate completely inhibited the elevation of histamine(More)