Masatoshi Tsukada

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BACKGROUND The disturbance of immunological responses is a complication of diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS We cultured Jurkat cells in 11.1 (normal) and 22.2 mmol/l (high) glucose for 12 weeks and stimulated them with 10 nmol/l phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and 500 nmol/l ionomycin. RT-PCR revealed that induced interleukin (IL)-2 mRNA(More)
The growth of animal cells on silk fibroin-coated plates was examined. The anchorage-dependent cells showed almost the same growth on both fibroin- and collagen-coated plates, and it was 30-50% higher than that on polystyrene plates coated with hydrophilic groups. On the other hand, the growth of the anchorage-independent hybridomas on the three different(More)
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) measurements were made on surfaces of two different kinds of graphite samples, Kish graphite and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG), at very low temperatures and in high magnetic fields. We observed a series of peaks in the tunnel spectra associated with Landau quantization of the quasi-two-dimensional electrons(More)
1. Recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) (1 g/kg) significantly decreased the weight of ascites in rats with puromycin aminonucleoside-induced nephropathy. 2. Furosemide (1-30 mg/kg) did not significantly reduce the weight of ascites in this model. 3. A combination of rHSA (1 g/kg) with furosemide (5 mg/kg) significantly decreased the weight of ascites in(More)
Heparin cofactor II is postulated to be an extravascular thrombin inhibitor that is physiologically stimulated by dermatan sulfate. However, the role of heparin cofactor II has not yet been clearly demonstrated in vivo. In this study, we estimated the antithrombotic effect of heparin cofactor II administered exogenously in a rat model of thrombosis.(More)
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