Minoru Yanagimoto

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Virginiamycin inducing factors (inducing material or inducing factor) of Streptomyces virginiae were isolated from the culture broth of this microbe and separated into three closely related compounds. They were named virginiae butanolides A, B and C and their structures were determined as 2-(1'-hydroxy-5'-methylhexyl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)butanolide (6),(More)
In Streptomyces virginiae, production of virginiamycin is triggered by signal molecules named virginiae butanolide A, B or C (VB-A, B or C: Yamada, Y. et al. J. Antibiotics 40: 496-504, 1987). We have found a specific VB-C binding protein from S. virginiae, and characterized it by using a tritium-labeled VB-C analogue as a ligand. By equilibrium dialysis in(More)
Many neurosurgeons prefer to use intraoperative computed tomographic (CT) scanning, when possible, to check whether there is residual lesion or unexpected bleeding. We report a practical intraoperative CT imaging system using a high-speed CT scanner installed in the operating room along with a digitally controlled neurosurgical operating table. We designed(More)
The effects of halothane and sevoflurane on cat brain energy metabolism and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) were evaluated during normo- and hypocapnia. Brain energy status was evaluated with phosphorous nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) and rCBF was measured by the hydrogen clearance method. A high concentration of halothane (3 MAC)(More)
Retinal hemorrhage is a complication of interferon therapy of unknown pathogenesis. We report two chronic active hepatitis C patients who developed retinal hemorrhage and/or cotton wool patches during interferon-alpha therapy 4 and 12 wk after beginning treatment. At the time of the hemorrhage, plasma-activated complement 5, a known potent intravascular(More)
Electrical stimulation of the dorsal penile nerve (DPN) produced orthodromic excitation in about half of oxytocin cells in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). In contrast, less than 10% of vasopressin cells were excited. Tactile stimulation of the glans penis by a paintbrush produced excitation in 40% of oxytocin cells. Castration did not prevent activation(More)
In urethane-anaesthetized male rats, electrical stimulation of the dorsal penile nerve (DPN) excited 29 of 48 (60%) oxytocin cells in the contralateral supraoptic nucleus, whereas only 5 of 28 (18%) vasopressin cells were excited by the stimulation. The stimulus applied to the ipsilateral DPN to the recorded neurone also excited a similar proportion of(More)
Fifty-five patients who underwent surgery for ruptured aneurysm of the anterior circulation were evaluated with respect to postoperative epilepsy. Prophylactic treatment with anticonvulsants had been carried out in all patients. The overall incidence of the postoperative epilepsy was 23.6% (13/55). The mean latency between the operation and the first(More)
Energy metabolism of the cat brain was studied using phosphorous-31 nuclear magnetic resonance (31P-NMR) during sevoflurane/halothane anesthesia with normo- and hyperventilation. Under normocapnia, the findings associated with abnormal energy metabolism were not observed at concentration of sevoflurane/halothane up to 2 MAC. Meanwhile under hypocapnia by(More)
Many diabetics may have a high risk involving the cardiovascular system. In an attempt to predict the intraoperative risks of diabetics during anesthesia, we evaluated retrospectively the relationship among the biochemical assay or autonomic nerve function obtained as parts of the preoperative examination, and the blood pressure changes relating to the(More)