Narutaka Otani

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OBJECTIVES The drug K201 (JTV-519) increases inotropy and suppresses arrhythmias in failing hearts, but the effects of K201 on normal hearts is unknown. METHODS The effect of K201 on excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling in normal myocardium was studied by using voltage-clamp and intracellular Ca(2+) measurements in intact cells. Sarcoplasmic reticulum(More)
We determined whether a 3-minute period of intense cardiac sympathetic stimulation, which is known to release neuropeptide Y (NPY), elicits a sustained poststimulatory coronary vasoconstriction in anesthetized dogs that had received propranolol. We also periodically measured the cardiac chronotropic responses to test vagal stimulations; these responses(More)
The effects on intimal hyperplasia of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and heparin following vascular injury were investigated. A common iliac artery in 34 hereditary hypercholesterolemic rabbits was injured by three successive 60-second balloon inflations to a pressure of 6 atm. Thereafter, two groups were continuously infused with tPA for 7 days at(More)
58-year-old man was admitted with cervical tumor and leukocytosis. Physical examination indicated splenomegaly and cervical abscess. Laboratory data showed WBC 55,000/microliters, Hb 7.9g/dl, and PLT 4.5 x 10(4)/microliters. After cure of the abscess, WBC counts were still high with 1,500-2,000/microliters monocytes, and anemia and thrombocytopenia(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital on May 17, 1991 because of dizziness and a sense of abdominal fullness. Physical examination on admission showed splenomegaly without hepatomegaly or lymphadenopathy, and blood examination revealed normocytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and marked leukocytosis of 16,800/microliters with 87% lymphoid cells.(More)
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