Masanobu Tsuru

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Recent studies have indicated that viral infections, influenza vaccination, or drugs that increase interferon synthesis all decrease hepatic drug metabolism. We report a case in which influenza vaccination was temporally related to an increased anticoagulant effect of warfarin. A prospective study evaluating the effect of influenza vaccination on the(More)
Previous in vivo and in vitro studies have indicated that the Km for phenytoin hydroxylation is about 30 microM. Yet, the drug shows dose-dependent kinetics suggesting a Km of about 5 microM. The present studies indicate the discrepancy is not due to active transport of the drug in the hepatocyte or a decrease in the Km due to the low pO2 of the portal vein(More)
Measurements of urinary metanephrines by the Pisano procedure (Clin. Chim. Acta 5: 406, 1960) are unreliable in patients who are taking propranolol owing to the presence of 4-hydroxypropranolol in the urine. Three properties of this propranolol metabolite lead to interference: (a) it is absorbed and eluted from ion-exchange resins under the conditions(More)
The hypocholesterolemic cation resins, cholestyramine and colestipol, have variable effects on the absorption parameters of a number of lipophillic, anion drugs. Because of the unpredictable nature of this interaction, we have assessed in human volunteers the effect of these resins on the rate and total absorption of phenytoin. Our results indicate that(More)
A sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay for rat and human serum ligandin was developed using antisera generated in rabbits by the injection of ligandin purified from liver. Because rat ligandin and human ligandin have no cross reactivity, radioimmunoassay systems for each of the serum ligandins were prepared. Highly purified ligandin labeled with125I and(More)
Scatterplots of the Coulter STKS were studied in order to make better analyses of morphological abnormality of leukocytes. The analytical pattern of a sample failed to completely prevent blood coagulation, especially platelet aggregation, showed the poor separation between lymphocyte and neutrophil populations. On the scatterplot, a small population was(More)
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