Kenzo Kudo

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We examined the toxicity of methamphetamine and dopamine in CATH.a cells, which were derived from mouse dopamine-producing neural cells in the central nervous system. Use of the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed that transcripts of the endoplasmic reticulum stress related gene (CHOP/Gadd153/ddit3) were considerably induced at 24-48 h(More)
The combination of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) subunits connecting with the secretion of catecholamines in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells was pharmacologically investigated using selective agonists and antagonists for their nAChRs. The EC(50) values (microM) for the agonists that stimulate the catecholamine secretion and the rank order were(More)
To evaluate whether pregnenolone sulfate, an abundant neurosteroid in the brain, modulates nicotinic receptor-mediated responses, the effect of pregnenolone sulfate on acetylcholine-induced catecholamine secretion was investigated in cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. Pregnenolone sulfate inhibited acetylcholine-induced catecholamine secretion(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin (CDDP) is used as a key anticancer drug for solid cancers, including lung cancer. However, a large quantity of fluid replacement is required to prevent renal dysfunction. This requirement have made outpatient chemotherapies including CDDP administration less popular among the available therapeutic options. We designed a short-term(More)
BACKGROUND There are currently no promising therapies available to treat or prevent peripheral neuropathy (PN) induced by anticancer drugs in a cumulative dose-dependent manner. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of regional cooling of hands and feet in preventing paclitaxel (PTX)-induced PN. METHODS Patients with gynecologic cancer who received(More)
BACKGROUND The exposure of healthcare workers to anticancer drugs such as cyclophosphamide (CPA) is a serious health concern. Anticancer drug pollution may spread outside biological safety cabinets even when a closed system is used. The inhalation of vaporized anticancer drugs is thought to be the primary route of exposure. Therefore, it is important that(More)
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) not only regulates drug-metabolizing enzyme expression but also regulates cancer malignancy. The steps to the development of malignancy include angiogenesis that is induced by tumor microenvironments, hypoxia, and nutrient deprivation. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a central role in the angiogenesis of(More)
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