Kyohei Oyama

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Many researchers have hypothesized that differences in reactive oxygen species levels can trigger the cellular decision between hypertrophy and cell death in cardiomyocytes. In the present study, we examined the relationship between reactive oxygen species levels and hypertrophy or cell death in H9c2 cardiomyocytes after the addition of hydrogen peroxide.(More)
Cell cycle arrest is associated with differentiation, senescence and apoptosis. We investigated alterations in the cell cycle during the development of hypertrophy induced by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) in the H9c2 clonal myoblastic cell line. H(2)O(2) induced hypertrophy in H9c2 cells that was indicated by an increase in atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)(More)
An early event in the induction of apoptosis is cytochrome c (Cyt c) release from mitochondria. We investigated the involvement of mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) and mitochondrial swelling in Cyt c release from mitochondria treated with alloxan and/or calcium (Ca). When mitochondria were treated with a high concentration of Ca alone or Ca with(More)
This study demonstrated gemcitabine-induced cytotoxicity in the insulinoma cell line INS-1. Gemcitabine inhibited INS-1 cell proliferation and maintained consistent cell number for 24 h, and then caused apoptosis within 48 h of incubation. Since gemcitabine activates the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-K)/Akt pathway, which is involved in the resistance(More)
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