Naofumi OGUSHI

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The effect of the antitumor drug, methotrexate (MTX), which is applied to brain tumors, is restricted by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is composed of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and multidrug resistance associated protein (MRP). We, therefore, studied if a potent P-gp and MRP modulator, cyclosporin A (CysA), can modulate the MTX concentration in the rat(More)
Activin A, a member of the transforming growth factor-beta supergene family, exists in secretory granules of non-B-cells of rat pancreatic islet (H. Yasuda, K. Inoue, H. Shibata, T. Takeuchi, Y. Eto, Y. Hasegawa, N. Sekine, Y. Totsuka, T. Mine, E. Ogata, and I. Kojima. Endocrinology 133: 624-630, 1993). Because functions of exocrine pancreas are influenced(More)