Manabu Kagaya

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1. There is considerable interest in elucidating potential endogenously derived agonists of the vanilloid receptor and the role of anandamide in this regard has received considerable attention. In the present study, we have used an electrophysiological technique to investigate the mechanism of activation of vanilloid receptors in an isolated vagal(More)
Fibroblast migration, proliferation, extracellular matrix protein synthesis and degradation, all of which play important roles in inflammation, are themselves induced by various growth factors and cytokines. Less is known about the interaction of these substances on lung fibroblast function in pulmonary fibrosis. The goal of this study was to investigate(More)
  • T Kondo, Y Nakae, T Mitsui, M Kagaya, Y Matsutani, H Horibe +1 other
  • 2001
This study was conducted to determine whether and under what circumstances exercise causes nausea. Twelve healthy volunteers (20-37 years), including six athletes, participated in the study. Subjects were studied on seven occasions. Each subject performed low and high-intensity exercise without eating, immediately after eating a beef patty and 60 min after(More)
Fibroblast migration, proliferation, extracellular matrix protein synthesis and degradation are the key events in various biological and pathological processes in pulmonary fibrosis. In addition, biopsy specimens from the lungs of patients with pulmonary fibrosis show increased numbers of mast cells which have metachromatic granules containing heparin,(More)
The endogenous cannabinoid agonist, anandamide produced a modest contractile response in guinea-pig isolated bronchus compared with the vanilloid receptor agonist capsaicin. The contractile response to both anandamide and capsaicin was inhibited by the vanilloid receptor antagonist, capsazepine. Furthermore, the NK(2)-selective antagonist, SR48968 but not(More)
We examined otolith marks on chum salmon caught in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea during the spring and summer of 2006 and 2007. Otolith marks were detected in 190 of 8,295 immature and maturing fish. Of these marked salmon, 13 fish were found in the North Pacific Ocean and 177 fish were found in the Bering Sea. Approximately 90% of the marked(More)
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