Naohiko Fujiyoshi

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A 17-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department of our hospital following a suicide attempt. She reported having ingested 340 tablets of caffeine, each of which contained 200mg of caffeine, about 3 hours earlier. Soon after arrival, her blood pressure dropped, and electrocardiography revealed sinus tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia (VT).(More)
To examine whether human leukemic cells produce growth factor(s), a protein-free culture line of human erythroleukemic cells (K-562T1) has been established. This unique cell line has been continuously propagated in protein-free Ham's F-10 medium without any supplement for 5 yr. Growth-promoting activity was determined by measuring [3H]thymidine(More)
BACKGROUND Amiloride, an inhibitor of Na+/H+ exchangers and Na+ channels has been shown recently to ameliorate both gut and lung injury in rats subjected to a combined insult of trauma and hemorrhagic shock (T/HS). We have shown previously that mesenteric lymph duct ligation prevents T/HS-induced lung endothelial injury and neutrophil activation, suggesting(More)
OBJECTIVE Recognition of the limitations of standard crystalloid resuscitation has led to exploration for alternative resuscitation strategies that might better prevent the development of trauma-hemorrhage-induced organ dysfunction and systemic inflammation. Thus, the goal of this study was to compare the effects of two resuscitation strategies alone and in(More)
We investigated the basic technology of cell culture conditions for production of useful substances such as cytokines, and related proteins produced by Namalwa cells. Namalwa cells (Klein, 1972), human B lymphoblastoid cells, were used for large scale production of alpha-interferon (Klein, 1979). Namalwa KJM-1, a subline of Namalwa cells, adapted to serum-(More)
A Namalwa cell line, KJM-1, which was adapted to serum-free medium is thought to be a very useful host cell line for recombinant DNA technology. Thus, the utility of Namalwa KJM-1 for expression of foreign genes was examined. As a model system human beta-interferon (beta-IFN) gene was engineered for expression in this cell line. For construction of the(More)
Salivary secretion of the rat submandibular gland exhibits two phases upon administration of acetylcholine (ACh, 10(-6) M): an immediate initial transient phase of rapid secretion lasting 5 min followed by a longer steady phase of slower secretion. Application of an anoxic perfusate bubbled with 100% N2 for 10-20 min had no effect on the initial phase of(More)
We previously reported the expression of human beta-interferon (beta-IFN) (Miyaji et al., 1989) and human lymphotoxin (Miyaji et al., 1990) in Namalwa KJM-1 cells adapted to serum-free medium. To establish an efficient gene expression system, a dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) gene coamplification method was applied to this cell line. A beta-IFN expression(More)
A human erythroleukemia cell line, K-562 T1, was adapted to a protein-free chemically defined medium; that is, the medium does not contain any proteins such as exogenous hormones, growth factors, serum and serum albumin. The K-562 T1 cells which can proliferate in a protein-free medium are one of the model systems suitably supporting the autocrine(More)
Glutamine has been shown to be a preferred energy source for some established cell lines and cancer cells in culture (Kovacevic, 1971; Kovacevic, 1972; Lavietes, 1974). Empirically, glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in most of the culture media developed. The major end product of glutamine metabolism is ammonia. Ammonia build up is one of the(More)