Masahiro Uchino

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In breast cancer cells, the metastatic cell state is strongly correlated to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the CD44+/CD24- stem cell phenotype. However, the MCF-7 cell line, which has a luminal epithelial-like phenotype and lacks a CD44+/CD24- subpopulation, has rare cell populations with higher Matrigel invasive ability. Thus, what are the(More)
We present a comparison between the 2001 XMM–Newton and 2005 Suzaku observations of the quasar, PG 1211+143, at z = 0.0809. Variability is observed in the 7 keV iron K-shell absorption line (at 7.6 keV in the quasar frame), which is significantly weaker in 2005 than during the 2001 XMM–Newton observation. From a recombination time-scale of <4 yr, this(More)
In order to determine whether protein tyrosine kinase mechanisms are involved in pressure-induced contraction, we compared effects of three structurally unrelated tyrosine kinase inhibitors and orthovanadate, a tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor, on the pressure-induced contraction of the posterior cerebral artery isolated from rats. The change in vessel(More)
To clarify the role of the autonomic nervous system in cardiovascular and emetic responses, we studied the influence of drugs that act on autonomic nervous function on emetic and cardiovascular responses induced by chemical or mechanical stimulation to the stomach in two strains of Suncus murinus, Jic:SUN-Her and Jic:SUN-Ler. Latency to the first retching(More)
Diurnal fluctuations of heart rate (HR), body temperature (BT) and locomotor activity (LA) in the unanaesthetized and unrestrained house musk shrew (Suncus murinus) were studied using a telemetry system. Six adult male shrews (Jic:SUN) weighing 60-70 g were used in the present study. They were housed under conditions of 24 C and a 12/12-hr light-dark cycle.(More)
Stretch evoked a contraction in a rate-dependent manner in canine basilar artery; slow stretch at rates less than 3 mm/s produced no active tension, whereas quick stretch at rates over 5 mm/s did. Large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel blockers, including charybdotoxin, iberiotoxin, and tetraethylammonium (TEA) sensitized the basilar artery to(More)
We hypothesized that baroreceptor or chemoreceptor activation might be involved in the emetic, and prodromal cardiovascular and respiratory responses. To test this hypothesis, we induced the emetic responses by gastric distension in anesthetized Suncus murinus (house musk shrew), that had intact and absent baroreceptor and chemoreceptor afferents. Secondly,(More)
The X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) on board the Suzaku satellite is an X-ray CCD camera system that has superior performance such as a low background, high quantum efficiency, and good energy resolution in the 0.2–12 keV band. Because of the radiation damage in orbit, however, the charge transfer inefficiency (CTI) has increased, and hence the energy(More)