Kazuki Yoshioka

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The effects of bilateral lesions of the hypothalamic paraventricular nuclei (PVN), of rats with a mean weight of 260 g body, on eating habits and body weight, as well as on sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity in interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT) were investigated. In 59 of 131 Sprague-Dawley female rats, PVN lesions resulted in hyperphagia and(More)
Campylobacter is a normal inhabitant of the chicken gut. Pathogenic infection with this organism in humans is accompanied by severe inflammation of the intestinal mucosal surface. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 (LG2055) to inhibit the adhesion and invasion of Campylobacter jejuni in vitro and to suppress(More)
The gene expression levels of heparanase, matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) and MMP9 were examined in ventricles after treatment with monocrotaline (MCT) to induce cardiac hypertrophy in rats. Rats received a single intraperitoneal injection of MCT (60 mg/kg) or saline. Twenty-five days after the injection, the right ventricle and lung wet weights were(More)
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