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The effects of sesamin, one of the most abundant lignans in sesame seed, on hepatic fatty acid oxidation were examined in rats that were fed experimental diets containing various amounts (0%, 0.1%, 0.2%, and 0.5%) of sesamin (a 1:1 mixture of sesamin and episesamin) for 15 days. Dietary sesamin dose-dependently increased both mitochondrial and peroxisomal(More)
We hypothesized that the angiogenic mediator, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), known to be expressed in the lung and to be capable of inducing local edema in skin, might evoke the development of lung edema if expressed in excess amounts. To test this hypothesis, we developed an in vivo model of VEGF overexpression in the lung on the basis of(More)
The effect of MgADP on the sarcomere length (SL) dependence of tension generation was investigated using skinned rat ventricular trabeculae. Increasing SL from 1.9 to 2.3 microm decreased the muscle width by approximately 11% and shifted the midpoint of the pCa-tension relationship (pCa(50)) leftward by about 0.2 pCa units. MgADP (0.1, 1, and 5 mmol/L)(More)
The ratio of hapten and bovine serum albumin in an antigenconjugate was determined by matrix-assisted laserdesorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Ahybridoma secreting monoclonal antibody against ginsenosideRg(1) was produced by fusing sprenocytes immunized with aginsenoside Rg(1)-bovine serum albumin conjugate withHAT-sensitive mouse(More)
The ratio of hapten and bovine serum albumin in an antigen conjugate was determined by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. A hybridoma secreting monoclonal antibody against ginsenoside Rb1 was produced by fusing splenocytes immunized with a ginsenoside Rb1- bovine serum albumin conjugate with HAT-sensitive mouse myeloma cell line,(More)
A combination of ELISA, Western blotting and immunoaffinity concentration using an anti-ginsenoside Rb1 monoclonal antibody was applied for qualitative and quantitative surveys of ginsenoside Rb1 and related ginsenosides in roots and traditional Chinese herbal medicines. To improve the low correlation between ELISA and HPLC analysis, the crude extract of(More)
The effects of dietary bitter melon (Momordica charantia) freeze-dried powder on serum glucose level and lipid parameters of the serum and liver were studied in rats fed diets supplemented with and without cholesterol. Rats were fed the diets for 14 days containing bitter melon freeze-dried powder at the level of 0.5, 1 and 3% without an added dietary(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) is a critical morphogenic event that occurs during embryonic development and during the progression of various epithelial tumors. EMT can be induced by transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta in mouse NMuMG mammary epithelial cells. Here, we demonstrate a central role of helix-loop-helix factors, E2A and(More)
CS-866, (5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxolen-4-yl)methoxy-4-(1-hydroxy-1- methylethyl)-2-propyl-1-(4-[2-(tetrazol-5-yl)-phenyl]phenyl)met hylimidazol- 5-carboxylate, a prodrug type angiotensin receptor antagonist, is deesterified to the active acid, RNH-6270. RNH-6270 inhibited [125I]angiotensin II binding to bovine adrenal cortical membranes (angiotensin AT1(More)
The effect of sesamin, one of the most abundant lignans in sesame seed, on hepatic fatty acid synthesis was examined in rats. Rats were fed experimental diets containing varying amounts (0, 0.1 and 0.2% for Exp. 1 and 0, 0.2 and 0.4% for Exp. 2, respectively) of sesamin for 15 days. The activity and gene expression of enzymes involved in fatty acid(More)