Kazuyoshi Inoue

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Hemorrhagic shock followed by resuscitation (HSR) causes neutrophil sequestration in the lung which leads to acute lung injury (ALI). Neutrophil elastase (NE) is thought to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of ALI. This study investigated whether sivelestat, a specific NE inhibitor, can attenuate ALI induced by HSR in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats(More)
Hemorrhagic shock causes oxidative stress that leads to tissue injuries in various organs including the lung, liver, kidney and intestine. Excess amounts of free heme released from destabilized hemoproteins under oxidative conditions might constitute a major threat because it can catalyze the formation of reactive oxygen species. Cells counteract this by(More)
Morimatsu, Hiroshi, Toru Takahashi, Kyoichiro Maeshima, Kazuyoshi Inoue, Tomoko Kawakami, Hiroko Shimizu, Mamoru Takeuchi, Masataka Yokoyama, Hiroshi Katayama, and Kiyoshi Morita. Increased heme catabolism in critically ill patients: correlation among exhaled carbon monoxide, arterial carboxyhemoglobin, and serum bilirubin IX concentrations. Am J Physiol(More)
It has been reported that exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations and arterial carboxyhemoglobin (CO-Hb) concentration in blood may be increased in critically ill patients. However, there was no study that examined correlation among amount of CO in exhaled air, CO-Hb concentrations in erythrocytes, and bilirubin IXalpha (BR) in serum, i.e., the three(More)
Heme oxygenase (HO) 1 is inducible by a variety of oxidative stress and is thought to play an important role in the protection of tissues from oxidative injuries. Because hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an oxidative stress that results in tissue injury, we examined in this study the role of HO-1 induction in intestinal tissue injuries in a rat model of HS. The(More)
Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an oxidative stress that causes intestinal tissue injury. Heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) is induced by oxidative stress and is thought to play an important role in the protection of tissues from oxidative injury. We previously reported the ileum to be the most susceptible to HS-induced tissue injury site in the intestine because HO-1(More)
Hemorrhagic shock followed by resuscitation (HSR) causes oxidative stress, which results in multiple organ damage. The kidney is one of the target organs of HSR-mediated oxidative tissue injury. Heme oxygenase (HO)-1, the rate-limiting enzyme in heme catabolism, is induced by oxidative stress; it protects against oxidative tissue injuries. The aim of the(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (HSR) induces pulmonary inflammation that leads to acute lung injury. Carbon monoxide (CO), a by-product of heme catalysis, was shown to have potent cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of CO inhalation at low concentration on lung injury induced by HSR(More)