Masataka Ohkubo

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Endothelin (ET) is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide with an as yet uncertain physiological role in cardiovascular disease. We measured blood plasma ET concentrations using a recently developed radioimmunoassay and analysed the relations between ET concentration, systemic arterial pressure and systemic vascular resistance. In addition, ET levels before and(More)
A boy with multicore myopathy associated with multiple pterygium syndrome and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is described. Light microscopy of biopsy samples from the skeletal muscle and myocardium revealed multiple cores in the muscle fibers in the former but their absence in the latter. These results suggest that the pathogenesis of the histologic changes(More)
  • K. Kaneko, S. Fujiwara, +4 authors K. Yabuta
  • 1986
We searched for mitral valve prolapse in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax to test the hypothesis that both may be part of a common disorder of connective tissue. Echocardiographic mitral valve prolapse was found in 11 (50 percent) of 22 patients who had suffered spontaneous pneumothorax compared to four (10 percent) of 40 age-matched control subjects(More)
ZnO is a wide band gap, naturally n-type semiconductor with great promise for optoelectronic applications; the main obstacle yet to be overcome is p-type doping. Nitrogen, the most promising candidate currently being pursued as a dopant, has been predicted to preferentially incorporate into the ZnO lattice in the form of a N-2 molecule at an O site when a(More)
  • H. Nakanishi, K. Katsuta, +7 authors Y. Yoneda
  • 1995
Behavioral and in vitro receptor binding methods were used to evaluate and compare the effects of FR115427 ((+)-1-methyl-1-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline hydrochloride) with those of MK801, a non-competitive NMDA antagonist. FR115427 inhibited NMDA-induced convulsions in mice by intracerebroventrical(ICV) and systematic injection. FR115427 was found(More)
Fluorescence-yield X-ray absorption fine structure (FY-XAFS) is extensively used for investigating atomic-scale local structures around specific elements in functional materials. However, conventional FY-XAFS instruments frequently cannot cover trace light elements, for example dopants in wide gap semiconductors, because of insufficient energy resolution of(More)
A double-focusing mass spectrometer (MS) equipped with a superconducting-tunnel-junction (STJ) detector has been applied to measure relative ionization cross-sections for the production of ions that are accompanied by different ion species with the same mass-to-charge (m/z) value. The STJ detector fabricated for this study enables kinetic energy (E)(More)
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