Kiyoshi Ninomiya

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Hepatoprotective sesquiterpenes were isolated from the aqueous acetone extract of Zedoariae Rhizoma, the rhizome of Curcuma zedoaria ROSCOE (Zingiberaceae). Principal sesquiterpenes, furanodiene, germacrone, curdione, neocurdione, curcumenol, isocurcumenol, aerugidiol, zedoarondiol, and curcumenone and curcumin were found to show potent protective effect on(More)
New carabrane-type sesquiterpene lactones, curcumenolactones A, B, and C, were isolated from the 80% aqueous acetone extract of Zedoariae Rhizoma (Zingiberaceae), together with 41 sesquiterpenes and two diarylheptanoids. The absolute stereostructures of curcumenolactones A, B, and C were determined on the basis of physicochemical evidence, which included(More)
OBJECTIVE The Fas-Fas ligand (FasL) pathway is one of the important apoptosis-signalling molecule systems. We previously determined that this pathway may be involved in the pathogenesis of fibrosing lung diseases. In the present study, we evaluated the clinical significance of the levels of soluble forms of Fas (sFas) and FasL (sFasL) in serum from patients(More)
This study evaluated the cost of performing radiofrequency catheter ablation in Japanese patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia refractory to antiarrhythmic drug therapy in comparison with the cost of continuing pharmacologic treatment. Twenty patients (mean age 44 +/- 14 years) underwent successful ablation: 15 patients with(More)
The 50% aqueous methanolic extract from the bark of Betula platyphylla SUKATCHEV var. japonica (MIQ). HARA was found to show potent inhibitory activity on the liver-injury induced by CCl4 or D-galactosamine (D-GalN)/lipopolysaccharide as well as O2- scavenging and antioxidative activities. From the 50% aqueous methanolic extract, two new diarylheptanoids(More)
A new eudesmane-type sesquiterpene, zedoarofuran, and six new guaiane- or seco-guaiane-type sesquiterpenes, 4-epicurcumenol, neocurcumenol, gajutsulactones A and B, and zedoarolides A and B, were isolated from aqueous acetone extract of Zedoariae Rhizoma together with 36 known sesquiterpenes and two diarylheptanoids. Their stereostructures were elucidated(More)
A domestic case of rabies has not been reported in Japan since 1957. The last case of rabies reported in Japan was an imported case from Nepal in 1970. We recently experienced a new case imported from the Philippines, the first case in Japan in 36 years. Although Japanese people are about to forget the dangers of rabies, this case should serve as a warning(More)
We have performed prosthetic reconstruction of the trachea and carina in 12 patients since 1979. We used Neville's prosthesis in 7 patients and Katsura's prosthesis in 5 patients. Seven patients were operated on for lung cancer, 2 patients for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea and the others for large cell carcinoma of the trachea, thyroid cancer and(More)
We present an unusual case of 30-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with dysesthesia of the limbs and skin eruptions. Polyarteritis nodosa was diagnosed based on the histopathological examination of sural nerve and renal biopsies. A month after initiation of corticosteroid therapy, a small infiltrative shadow was detected in the right mid-lung(More)
No consensus has been reached on whether the 3-hydroxy 3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, known as statins, have beneficial effects on bone health. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effects of atorvastatin on bone metabolism by means of measuring bone turnover markers in male patients with hypercholesterolemia both at(More)