Kumi Moriyama

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The regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) are a family of proteins with conserved RGS domains and play essential roles in regulating G protein-mediated signal transduction and physiological events. GAIP/RGS19 (G alpha interacting protein, also classified as RGS19), a member of the RGS family, has been shown to negatively regulate the signaling of many G(More)
In all age groups, the use of opioids to treat chronic pain conditions has increased, yet the impact of age on opioid tolerance development has not been comprehensively addressed. In this study, we investigated age-related differences in morphine tolerance development in rats. Rats aged 3 wk, 3 mo, 6 mo, and 1 yr were used in the study. Morphine (8 mg/kg)(More)
Rapid opioid dose escalation, possibly caused by tolerance, has been observed in some patients on daily opioid therapy, although clinically identifiable characteristics of these patients are unknown. In this retrospective chart review of 206 patients, we examined whether the age of the patient was related to opioid escalation. Initial starting doses of(More)
Objective and design:The aim of this study was to investigate whether leukotrienes synthesized by 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) and acting via leukotriene (LT) receptors contribute to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-induced knee joint plasma extravasation (PE). Materials and methods:Knee joints of rats under anesthesia were perfused with 5-HT and synovial vascular Evans(More)
Neuropeptide nociceptin/orphanin FQ is the endogenous ligand for the opioid-receptor-like receptor 1 (ORL1), mediating essential functions in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The present study was performed to investigate the role of nociceptin and ORL1 receptor in nociception and morphine-induced antinociception in the arcuate nucleus of(More)
The aim was to investigate the signaling mechanisms and regulation of bradykinin (BK)-induced inflammation in rat knee joint. Knee joints of anesthetized rats were perfused with BK (0.1–1.0 μM), and synovial plasma extravasation (PE) was evaluated by spectrophotometrical measurement of Evans Blue leakage. To examine the signaling pathway, B1 antagonist(More)
  • Kumi Moriyama
  • Shika Kiso Igakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of…
  • 1989
Many growth factors are known to play important roles in the early wound healing process. However, their roles in the subsequent scar formation phase are relatively unexplored. The aim of this study is to investigate how these factors affect DNA and collagen synthesis by scar fibroblasts in the scar formation process. Experimental wounds were made by(More)
The ability of lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells to discriminate between CD34+ leukemia cells and hematopoietic progenitor cells was investigated. As effector cells, CD4(-)-LAK generated from a CD4- subset of allogeneic peripheral blood lymphocytes were used. The target cell samples were obtained from peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collections.(More)
It was found that Aspergillus sp. No. Y-8980 which was isolated from a soil sample collected at Yoron Island in Kagoshima Prefecture belonged to Aspergillus terreus group by morphological observation. The active substance produced by the strain was obtained with a high yield in sucrose-yeast extract medium and extracted by chloroform, ethyl acetate and(More)