Makoto Kishimoto

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To elucidate the effects of Sho-saiko-to extract and its components, baicalin, baicalein, glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetic acid, against the effects of longer periods of acute hepatic injury induced by CCl4, we measured serum ALT activity in male Wistar rats for five days after ip administration of CCl4 (0.2 ml/kg), and examined the daily changes of the(More)
Spatially resolving the innermost region of the putative torus-like structure in an active galactic nucleus (AGN) is one of the main goals of its high-spatial-resolution studies. This could be done in the near-IR observations of Type 1 AGNs where we see directly the hottest dust grains in the torus. We discuss two critical issues in such studies. One is the(More)
The active galaxy NGC 4151 has a crucial role as one of only two active galactic nuclei for which black hole mass measurements based on emission line reverberation mapping can be calibrated against other dynamical techniques. Unfortunately, effective calibration requires accurate knowledge of the distance to NGC 4151, which is not at present available.(More)
We present a quantitative and relatively model-independent way to assess the radial structure of nearby AGN tori. These putative tori have been studied with long-baseline infrared (IR) interferometry, but the spatial scales probed are different for different objects. They are at various distances and also have different physical sizes which apparently scale(More)
BACKGROUND We determined mid to long-term results of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) by use of unlinked elbow prostheses with solid alumina ceramic trochleae, and ceramic ulnar stems (stemmed Kyocera type I; SKC-I) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-four elbows of 39 patients were available for detailed clinical and(More)
Laser-induced molecular implantation was performed through a microscope's optics with a nanosecond YAG laser (8 ns, 355 nm). Anthracene derivatives having various functional groups such as -OH, -COOH, and C/sub n/H/sub 2n+1/, were used as dopants in source films and polymer films like PMMA were used as implantation targets. Mechanisms of laser-induced(More)
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