Masato Nakasone

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Neuroprotection following signal transduction has been investigated recently as a strategy for Parkinson's disease (PD) therapy. While oxidative stress is important in the pathogenesis of PD, neuroprotection using antioxidants such as α-tocopherol have not been successful. δ-tocotrienol (δT3), a member of the vitamin E family, has received attention because(More)
Tocotrienols (T3s) are members of the vitamin E family, have antioxidant properties, and are promising candidates for neuroprotection in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). However, whether their antioxidant capacities are required for their cytoprotective activity remains unclear. In this regard, the(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the most lethal malignancy among solid tumors, and the most common risk factor for its development is cigarette smoking. Atypical protein kinase C (aPKC) isozymes function in cell polarity, proliferation, and survival, and have also been implicated in carcinogenesis. However, the involvement of aPKC in PC progression and(More)
A 64-year-old woman (151 cm, 43 kg) with well controlled hypertension was diagnosed as having right lung cancer at S8 segment. She underwent right S8 segmentectomy by video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) under general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia. Her vital signs were stable and BIS value was around 45 before the surgeon injected the air(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin E (VE, α-tocopherol) is a fat-soluble vitamin and is well known as an antioxidant. A deficiency in VE induces oxidative stress in the brain and causes motor and memory dysfunction. The consumption of a VE-rich diet has been given much attention in recent years, in regards to anti-aging and the prevention of age-related neuronal disorders.(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a syndrome triggered by endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) during bacterial infection. Sepsis sometimes recurs, with the second sepsis giving rise to a different phenotype because of disease modification by the preceding sepsis. Such a protective modification is called a preconditioning (PC) effect. PC is an endogenous protective(More)
BACKGROUND Isoflurane and sevoflurane protect lungs with ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. We examined the influence of desflurane on IR lung injury using isolated rabbit lungs perfused with a physiological salt solution. METHODS The isolated lungs were divided into three groups: IR, desflurane-treated ischemia-reperfusion (DES-IR), and(More)
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