Misato Miyamoto

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The ability of angiotensin II (AII) and of seven N-terminally modified peptide analogs to induce tachyphylaxis in isolated preparations of the rat uterus and the guinea-pig ileum was found to correlate well with the degree of amino group protonation. No correlation was found between tachyphylaxis and the affinity for the rat uterus receptors, as measured by(More)
We investigated effect of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) on oxidative stress-caused cell death in gastric mucosal epithelial cells. In rat normal gastric epithelial RGM1 cells, NaHS, a H(2)S donor, at 1.5mM strongly suppressed hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-caused cell death, while it slightly augmented the H(2)O(2) toxicity at 0.5-1mM. The protective effect of(More)
The evidence supporting a site of inhibition of excitation contraction (E-C) coupling near the plasma membrane (the "glycerol effect," the K(+)-potentiating effect) for muscle in hypertonic solution was reinvestigated. It was found, using whole frog sartorii, that there was a rehydration of muscle soaked in glycerol Ringer after 30 min and a large swelling(More)
The role of Ca++ in the stimulus-contraction coupling of the response of the isolated rabbit aorta to angiotensin II was investigated. Angiotensin was found to have lower intrinsic activity than epinephrine and to be more sensitive to acute exposure of the organ to Ca++-free medium. Two minutes after removal of Ca++, the maximal responses to angiotensin and(More)
Recombinant human calcitonin (rh-CT) has been developed as an agent for patients with excessive bone resorption to replace calcitonins from animal species, which are associated with tolerance problems. In this study, inhibitory effects of rh-CT against bone resorption were examined in thyroparathyroidectomized (TPTX) rats, the animal model of accelerated(More)
Neurotoxicity of (2S,1'R,2'R,3'R)-2-(2,3-dicarboxycyclopropyl)glycine (DCG-IV), a potent agonist for metabotropic glutamate receptors negatively coupled to adenylyl cyclase, was investigated in vivo by the intraventricular administration in the rat, compared with that of (2S,1'S,2'S)-2-(carboxycyclopropyl)glycine (L-CCG-I) and(More)
Anticonvulsive and neuroprotective effects of (2S,1'R,2'R,3'R)-2-(2,3-dicarboxycyclopropyl) glycine (DCG-IV), a potent agonist for Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors, were examined in vivo against the excitotoxicity of kainic acid in the rat. Intraventricular injection of kainic acid (2 nmol) induced circling behavior and wet-dog shakes soon after(More)
Acute renal failure in rats was induced by transient occlusion of bilateral renal arteries and veins to investigate whether insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) has an effect on the damaged renal function or not. Administration of IGF-I at 0.01, 0.1 and 1 mg/kg by s.c. injection caused a 18.7, 33.0 and 66.5% increase of glomerular filtration rate and 54.8,(More)
Indomethacin had an equal inhibitory effect on the response of the guinea-pig isolated ileum to angiotensin II (angiotensin), bradykinin, histamine and acetylcholine. This effect did not seem to result from inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, as it did not depend on the time of treatment with indomethacin. Prostaglandin E2 (prostaglandin) potentiated the(More)
Intraventricular injection of (2S,1'R,2'R,3'R)-2-(2,3-dicarboxycyclopropyl)glycine (DCG-IV), a potent agonist for metabotropic glutamate receptors, to rats retarded dose-dependently the recovery from halothane anesthesia at a dose range from 30 to 300 pmol/rat. At a dose of 300 pmol/rat, recovery was prolonged up to about 630% of the control.(More)