Kyoko Teramura

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In vasogenic brain edema, the neurotoxicity of extravasated serum components may contribute to neuronal damage. In the hippocampal CA1 sector and striatum, the neurotoxicity of serum was investigated. Rat serum was prepared as follows: Serum-1: whole serum, Serum-2: ultrafiltrated through a membrane with cut-off at molecular weight (MW) 100,000. Serum-3:(More)
YM175 (disodium cycloheptylaminomethylenediphosphonate monohydrate) is a new-generation bisphosphonate with stronger inhibitory activity on bone resorption than first-generation bisphosphonates. In the present study, the effect of YM175 on hypercalcemia induced in rats by single administration of either parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) or(More)
We studied nephrotoxicity following a single injection of cisplatin (CDDP) at low dose (1 mg/kg) in two groups of rats aged 52 weeks (adult, A group) and 9 weeks (young, Y group). Renal platinum (Pt) was detectable in both groups 3 h after the CDDP injection, and, from 6 h to 3 d after injection, its level in the A group was higher than that in the Y group.(More)
A cDNA clone encoding the rabbit cysteine proteinase cathepsin K, which is predominantly expressed in osteoclasts and is closely related to cathepsins L (EC 3.4.22.15) and S (EC 3.4.22.27) [Tezuka K., Tezuka Y., Maejima A., Sato T., Nemoto K., Kamioka H., Hakeda Y., Kumegawa M., J. Biol. Chem., 269, 1106 (1994)], was expressed at high levels in Escherichia(More)
Granulocytopenia is commonly observed in interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has been identified as a primary cytokine that regulates neutrophil production, but the kinetics of G-CSF in IFN-alpha-induced granulocytopenia remains unclear. We investigated the effects of IFN-alpha on serum G-CSF levels and(More)
Biological clocks regulate various behavioural and physiological traits; slower circadian clocks are expected to slow down the development, suggesting a potential genetic correlation between the developmental period and circadian rhythm. However, a correlation between natural genetic variations in the developmental period and circadian rhythm has only been(More)
Incadronate is a highly effective inhibitor of stimulated bone resorption as demonstrated in a hypercalcemia model in rats, bone metastasis models in mice and rats, and an osteoporosis model in dogs. In this study, the effect of incadronate on osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats was examined. Incadronate dose-dependently inhibited decreases in second lumbar(More)
The effect of incadronate, a third-generation bisphosphonate, was evaluated in rats with corticosteroid-induced osteopenia. Male Wistar rats were treated with methylprednisolone acetate (1 mg/kg, s.c.) once daily, 3 days a week for 12 weeks. Other groups received simultaneous treatment with methylprednisolone acetate and incadronate (0.03, 0.3 or 3 mg/kg,(More)