Michiko Nojiri

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A possible mechanism for hypoxic preconditioning of adult rat cardiomyocytes was pharmacologically investigated. Isolated cardiomyocytes in all experimental groups were incubated for 120 min under hypoxic conditions followed by 15-min reoxygenation (sustained H/R). Sustained H/R decreased rod-shaped cells. Exposure of the cardiomyocytes to 20-min of(More)
Calcium influx blockers, diltiazem, nicardipine, nifedipine, niludipine, and nimodipine, which possess coronary vasodilator activity, greatly enhanced the cytotoxicity of vincristine (VCR) in tumor cells and especially in VCR-resistant sublines of P388 leukemia (P388/VCR) and human K562 myelogenous leukemia. The extent of enhancement was different among the(More)
Clomipramine, which is used as antidepressant and possesses calmodulin inhibitory activity, circumvented partly the vincristine resistance in vivo. Although vincristine alone at 30-200 micrograms/kg did not confer a significant therapeutic effect in vincristine resistant P388 leukemia (P388/VCR)-bearing mice, clomipramine at doses of 20 to 50 mg/kg(More)
The effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and long-term treatment with EPA-ethylester (EPA-E) were examined in perfused rat hearts subjected to ischemia/reperfusion and adult rat cardiomyocytes subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation. EPA (0.1 μM) improved postischmic contractile dysfunction of the ischemic/reperfused heart. EPA (10 μM) attenuated(More)
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