Mika Higaki

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We investigated the effect of FK1052 [(+)-8,9-dihydro-10-methyl-7-[(5-methyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)methyl]pyrido[1,2-a]indol-6(7H)-one hydrochloride], a 5-HT3- and 5-HT4-receptor antagonist, on the emesis induced by motion stimuli, copper sulfate, or cisplatin in either Suncus murinus or ferrets and also clarified the role of the 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptors in(More)
Objective and Design: We investigated the influence of cyclooxygenase inhibitors against the production of tissue inhibitor-1 of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1) and pro-matrix metalloproteinase 1 (proMMP-1) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synoviocytes.¶Material: Synovial fibroblasts from RA patients were used.¶Treatment: The cells were treated with recombinant(More)
A cytotoxic component(s) was detected in culture filtrates of Klebsiella oxytoca isolated from patients with antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis. Eleven of 12 isolates exhibited cytotoxicity on HEp-2 cells. The cytotoxic activity of K. oxytoca strain MH43-1 was stable for the treatment of 60 C for 30 min, but inactivated by the treatment of 100 C for(More)
In the foregoing paper (1), the biogenesis of vitamin D sulfate in animal tissues was reported. Further, the distribution of vitamin D sulfate-forming enzyme in various tissues was studied and the authors have succeeded in isolating vitamin D sulfokinase from rat-liver homogenate. Isotopic investigation of the enzyme activity was also made. Preliminary(More)
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