Miyuki Ando

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There are conflicting reports regarding the effect of dietary cholesterol-oxidation products (oxysterols) on the development of atherosclerosis in experimental animals. To address this issue, apolipoprotein (Apo) E-deficient mice were fed a purified diet (AIN-93) or the same purified diet containing 0.2 g cholesterol or 0.2 g oxysterols/kg. The dietary(More)
In order to control of the calcium phosphate precipitation of Ti in body fluid, which might result in assimilated bone re-facture during removal operation of implanted devices such as femoral nails and bone screws after healing, vacuum vapor deposition of Zr on Ti Substrate was carried out. The calcium phosphate precipitation was evaluated through the(More)
Hexokinase II prepared from Ehrlich-Lettre hyperdiploid tumor cells (ELD cells) was subjected to a limited digestion by trypsin. After 60 min digestion, hexokinase II (100 kDa) was completely cleaved to two fragments with the molecular weight of about 60 kDa and 40 kDa as manifested in SDS-PAGE. It was noteworthy that the enzyme activity was observed even(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed performance of 6 aspiration catheters for distal embolization using a distal protection filter in an in vitro experiment. In acute myocardial infarction, a distal protection filter is used for lesions likely to induce a distal embolism. Which aspiration cathether is most effective when used with a distal protection filter remains(More)
Hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase (PGDS) is a key enzyme to produce prostaglandin (PG) D and J series. These PGs are involved in inflammation and immune system. The PGDS complementary DNA (cDNA)-expressing retrovirally transfected fibroblasts were introduced in vivo, and effect of the expression on lung injury induced by bleomycin was investigated in(More)
BACKGROUND The washout rate (WR) of (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is now widely used for assessing the severity of heart failure. Although the WR of MIBG is usually measured at rest, the assessment of WR of MIBG during exercise might have a different clinical relevance. In this study, we measured the WR rate of MIBG during low-grade exercise and(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether endogenous nitric oxide (NO) derived from reaction catalyzed by the inducible isoform of NO synthase (iNOS: NOS II) in polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) makes the PMNs deformable. Previous studies have shown that NO increases the deformability of PMNs and decreases the sequestration of PMNs in the(More)
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