Kiyokazu Sekikawa

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The KK mouse is considered suitable as a polygenic model for human non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. To identify the quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for hyperglycemia and impaired glucose tolerance in KK mice, linkage analysis using 97 microsatellite markers was carried out in a 192 F2 progeny, comprising 93 mice with the a/a genotype at(More)
[Purpose] Cigarette smoking increases oxidative stress, which is a risk factor for several diseases. Moreover, strenuous exercise has been shown to induce plasma and pulmonary oxidative stress in young cigarette smokers. However, no previous reports have demonstrated whether plasma and pulmonary oxidative stress occur after moderate-intensity exercise.(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous processes in the living body exhibit daily rhythmicity. In this study, we characterized a daily rhythm of blood fluidity and identified its determinants. METHODS The subjects were nine young males. We measured the physiological parameters and performed hematological and biochemical analyses. We repeated the measurements six times(More)
Cough is an important host-defense mechanism. The elderly and patients who are severely ill cannot cough effectively when lying in the supine position. Furthermore, pressure relieving air-mattresses are recommended for preventing the development of pressure ulcers. In this study, we clarified whether or not the cough peak flow (CPF), an index of cough(More)
This study was undertaken to identify the temporal characteristics of corticospinal excitability of tibialis anterior muscle during the observation of the initial phase of gait. For this purpose, using transcranial magnetic stimulation, we recorded motor evoked potentials (MEPs) during the observation of the second step of an actor's first three steps of(More)
This study focused on the neurogenic mechanisms of coordination between locomotor and respiratory rhythms. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of peripheral neurogenic drive from moving limbs, and the level of consciousness, on locomotor-respiratory coordination. Subjects performed movement for 20 min in a supine position using a(More)
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