Kelly Manabe

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BACKGROUND Sleep disturbance is one of the major and unsolved problems in older people. Most of the previous sleep studies rely on self-reported documents, and memory disturbance in older people might bias sleep complaints and health status. OBJECTIVE Sleep disturbances were studied as a mortality risk. METHODS In 272 patients who were aged, infirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is a major cause of death in patients with cerebral infarction. We assessed morbidity associated with pneumonia in 276 patients 65 years of age or older who were admitted to a long-term care facility. Furthermore, we studied the swallowing reflex during the day and at night and monitored the occurrence of silent aspiration during sleep.(More)
Simultaneous expression plasmids were constructed for bovine adrenal cytochromes P450c17 and P450c21 (pA gamma alpha) and for both P450s together with NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (pAR gamma alpha). On introduction of each of the plasmids into Saccharomyces cerevisiae AH22 cells, the transformed yeast strains AH22/pA gamma alpha and AH22/pAR gamma alpha(More)
A fluorogenic analog of the PLA(2) substrate PC, named Dabcyl-BODIPY-PC, or simply DBPC, was synthesized with a fluorescence quencher (Dabcyl, 4-[(4-[N,N-dimethylamino]phenyl)azo]benzoic acid) in the sn-1 acyl chain and a BODIPY fluor in the sn-2 acyl chain. DBPC was recognized by sPLA(2) from each of the four sources examined (bee venom, human synovial(More)
Intracellular calcium [Ca(2+)](i) is mobilized in many cell types in response to activation of phosphoinositide (PIP(n)) signaling pathways involving PtdIns(4,5)P(2) or PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3). To further explore the relationship between increases in intracellular PIP(n) concentrations and mobilization of [Ca(2+)](i), each of the seven phosphorylated(More)
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