Mari Yamamoto

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The suppression of gene expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which regulates tumor angiogenesis in vivo and is an important factor in tumor growth represents a novel approach to cancer treatment. Although small interfering RNA (siRNA) has rapidly become a major tool in gene therapy and is a key inhibitory factor of gene expression, its(More)
The aim of this study was to establish an in vitro method for evaluating the effect of supersaturation on oral absorption of poorly water-soluble drugs in vivo. Albendazole, dipyridamole, gefitinib, and ketoconazole were used as model drugs. Supersaturation of each drug was induced by diluting its stock solution by fasted state simulated intestinal fluid(More)
OBJECTIVES Serum diamine oxidase (DAO) level is employed as a useful marker of intestinal mucosal integrity. As reported previously, the range of serum DAO levels in women is wider than that in men. We hypothesized that the menstrual cycle may affect DAO levels. DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-six women of Japanese descent were recruited. All participants, aged(More)
Prolapsus uteri in pelvic supportive disorders are common in elderly women, and their etiology remains unclear. We examined elastin-binding proteins (EBPs) and binding sites in cultured cardinal ligament fibroblasts derived from elderly patients with prolapsus uteri (HPLiF) and compared them with those from age-matched control subjects (HCLiF). Cell(More)
A 62-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) presented to our hospital with a high fever. Although treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics was initiated, his respiratory status worsened to the point that he required mechanical ventilation. However, he was successfully treated with a corticosteroid without immunosuppression. Sequential(More)
Qing Nao Yi Zhi Fang (QNYZ), a Chinese medicine, has been developed as a drug for the prevention and treatment of vascular dementia. We examined the effects of QNYZ-treated serum and QNYZ on the proliferation of human arterial smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and endothelial cells (ECs). SMCs did not grow in a medium containing 10% QNYZ serum. QNYZ also(More)
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