Masayuki Shibuya

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OBJECTIVE We examined the endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) gene polymorphisms to assess its possible association with diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 226 patients with type 2 diabetes and 186 healthy subjects were studied. Type 2 diabetic patients consisted of 110 patients without retinopathy, 46 patients with(More)
The fluorescent products formed on reaction of 12-oxo-cis-9-octadecenoic acid (12-keto-oleic acid) with about 20 different amino acids, polylysine and bovine serum albumin (BSA) were studied. Besides glycine, only the basic amino acids histidine, lysine and arginine gave products with strong fluorescence. N-Acetylation of amino acids greatly reduced the(More)
Embryonic carcinoma (EC) cells, which are malignant stem cells of teratocarcinoma, have numerous morphological and biochemical properties in common with pluripotent stem cells such as embryonic stem (ES) cells. However, three EC cell lines (F9, P19 and PCC3) show different developmental potential and self-renewal capacity from those of ES cells. All three(More)
PURPOSE To correlate changes in primate fundus after transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) at two wavelengths. METHODS Twelve primate eyes were treated with TTT using a wavelength of 635 nm (n=7) or 810 nm (n=5). Laser parameters were as follows: 635 nm (spot size, 1 mm; duration, 30-8 seconds; and fluence [power over time], 20-91.4 J/cm) and 810 nm (spot(More)
A 51-year-old man had reduced vision and bilateral optic disc swelling as the initial clinical manifestation of multiple myeloma. Brain imaging failed to disclose any abnormalities. Before any therapy was begun, visual function began to improve substantially. Three months after chemotherapy was started, visual function and optic disc appearance returned to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Bile acids are synthesized in the liver and released into the intestinal tract to aid in digestion and absorption by increasing permeability via alteration of the cell membrane. Bedridden elderly patients typically have pressure ulcers that may be due to both physical local pressure as well as skin cell changes induced by the physiologic(More)
This report is a retrospective study of fluid extravasation as a complication of temporomandibular joint pumping and perfusion. Contrast-enhanced 3D-CT of the upper joint compartment was performed for presurgical diagnosis before temporomandibular joint arthroscopic surgery in our hospital from 1996 to 2000. From these cases, 43 joints and 38 patients were(More)
To further understand the molecular nature of changes leading to chemically induced ouabain resistance in C3H/10T1/2 Cl 8 (10T1/2) cells, we isolated plasma membranes from wild-type and ouabain-resistant (Ouar) 10T1/2 cells and characterized (Na,K)-ATPase activity in the plasma membrane fraction. (Na+,K+)-ATPase enzyme activity in membrane fractions(More)
A one-pot method for synthesizing alpha-siloxy-Weinreb amides from aldehydes was developed with use of N,O-dimethylhydroxylamine and a masked acyl cyanide reagent bearing a tert-butyldimethylsilyl group avoiding the competitive reaction toward N-methoxy-N-methyl-2-amino-1-siloxymalononitrile.
A synthetic methodology for the synthesis of alpha-amino acid precursors directly from the corresponding aldehydes using N,O-dialkylated hydroxylamines and masked acyl cyanide (MAC) reagents was developed. The one-pot reaction can be carried out under mild conditions and without a separate purification step of the imino species. The method was applied to(More)