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)
Chronic cough is the only symptom of eosinophilic bronchitis (EB). There is considerable overlap between EB and atopic cough. To investigate the antitussive effects of a histamine H1-recetor antagonist, epinastine hydrochloride (epinastine, CAS 80012-43-7, Alesion; 20 mg/day, once daily), cough scores, pulmonary function, capsaicin cough threshold, and(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)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Th2 cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Our study objective was to determine the effect of suplatast tosilate, a Th2 cytokine inhibitor, on patients with cough-variant asthma. METHODS Twenty patients with cough-variant asthma (CVA) were assigned to a suplatast tosilate (100 mg three times daily) group or a(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)
Few cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae coinfection in pneumonia have been reported in adults. We report a case of such a double infection in a young adult. A 16-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with dry cough and fever. Laboratory findings revealed elevated serum GOT and GPT levels. The patient had been administered a(More)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential nutrient for human health, but has extremely high oxidative susceptibility. We examined the suppressing effect of sesamin, a sesame seed lignan, on lipidperoxides in rats fed a low alpha-tocopherol and high DHA containing diet. Groups of rats were fed four experimental diets: low alpha-tocopherol (10 mg/kg diet)(More)
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