Kimimasa Muranaka

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PURPOSE To clarify whether endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) and its ligand, rosiglitazone, affect retinal leukostasis and the associated vascular leakage using an experimental diabetic model. METHODS Diabetes was induced in heterozygous PPARgamma+/- mice and Brown Norway rats with an intraperitoneal streptozotocin(More)
Cyclooxygenases (COXs) are involved in choroidal neovascularization (CNV). However, the relative contribution of COX-1 and -2 to CNV has not been determined. In this study, the expression of COX-2 was investigated in CNVs in a murine laser-induced model. Subsequently, we found that experimental CNV expressed COX-2, most remarkably around the highly(More)
PURPOSE Bucillamine is an antirheumatic drug with antiangiogenic properties that is currently used in clinical practice. Because bucillamine inhibits the production of VEGF, it is possible that this drug may inhibit choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Thus, the effect of bucillamine on the eyes of rats with experimental CNV was investigated in vivo by(More)
PURPOSE Doxifluridine (5'-deoxy 5-fluorouridine) is an oral anticancer drug with antiangiogenic effects, with vasoclastic action that is enhanced by a major member of the pyrimidine phosphorylases, thymidine phosphorylase (TP). Previous studies have demonstrated that TP is upregulated in the lesions where pathologic angiogenesis occurs and TP itself(More)
To investigate the role played by receptors of vascular endothelial growth factors, Flt-1 and KDR/Flk-1, on an experimental model of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). The vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) receptor-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitor SU5416 was administered to a laser-induced mouse model of CNV. The formation of CNV and the(More)
AbstractPurpose To report the therapeutic outcome of transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) for subfoveal choroidal neovascularizarion (CNV) in brown retina using a diode-laser with the setting of lower energy level compared to the previous studies on light-pigmented Caucasian patients.Methods A total of 19 subfoveal CNVs in 18 patients were treated with TTT.(More)
We investigated the involvement of bone-marrow derived cells to experimental choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice, whose bone marrow was reconstituted by either unfractionated bone-marrow cells or Lin-c(-)Kit(+)Sca-1+ enriched presumable hematopoietic stem cells from the green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgeneic mice. Immunohistochemical analysis(More)
The effect of a synthetic cyclic disulfide compound, SA3443, on neovascularization was investigated. In vitro, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and RT-PCR demonstrated that SA3443 suppressed the expression of the hypoxia-induced vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) at both protein and mRNA levels in ARPE-19 cells. In vivo, the administration of SA3443(More)
Conjunctival haemangioma in an elderly patient Conjunctival haemangioma is a relatively rare tumour. A search of the literature failed to discover any patients over the age of 60 years with such a haemangioma.1 Generally the older the patient, the higher the risk of malignant tumour on the conjunctiva. Thus such tumours must be carefully examined before(More)
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