Nobuo Okuyama

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The sonodynamically induced antitumor effect of porfimer sodium (PF) was evaluated on a chemically induced mammary tumor in Sprague-Dawley rats. The timing of 24 h after the administration of PF was chosen for the ultrasonic exposure, based on pharmacokinetic analysis of the PF concentrations in the tumor, plasma, skin and muscle. At a PF dose not less than(More)
1. A 78-year-old female with DDST and pain disorder was treated by clomipramine 20-100 mg/day. The hypochondriacal delusion was completely resolved, while the pains were partially resolved. 2. The SPECT using Xe-133 taken at the early stage of clomipramine treatment, when she still had hypochondriacal delusions, showed markedly reduced rCBF in the temporal(More)
Four patients of delusional disorder, somatic type, were treated with clomipramine 60-120 mg/day. All patients showed marked clinical improvement after 27-57 days of clomipramine treatment. In one case, previous treatments by various antipsychotic drugs including pimozide had been unsuccessful. This report suggests that clomipramine is effective at least(More)
Sonodynamically induced antitumor effect of a gallium porphyrin complex, ATX-70 was evaluated on a chemically induced mammary tumor in Sprague–Dawley rats. The timing of 24 h after the administration of ATX-70 was chosen for ultrasonic exposure, based on pharmacokinetic analysis of ATX-70 concentrations in the tumor, plasma, skin, and muscle. At an ATX-70(More)
1. The present study was carried out in order to elucidate the influence of the acute stress on alpha 1-adrenergic, serotonin-2 (5-HT2) and muscarinic cholinergic (M-Ach) receptors-mediated phosphoinositide (PI) hydrolysis in rat cerebral cortex slices. 2. In rat cerebral cortex slices, noradrenaline (NA), serotonin (5-HT) and carbachol stimulated(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the influence of repeated immobilization stress on phosphoinositide hydrolysis induced by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and noradrenaline in the rat cerebral cortex. Three groups of rats subjected to stress intervention were immobilized for 2 h per day for 3, 7, and 14 days. The stress intervention of any(More)
The formation of microvessels in tumors by angiogenesis is considered to be an important prognostic factor, and closely correlates with lymph node metastasis. We used color Doppler ultrasound to examine the relationship between the amount of blood vessels in tumors and pulsatility index (PI), and tumor size in breast cancers, with and without regional lymph(More)
The present study was undertaken to examine whether NKH477, a novel and potent water-soluble forskolin derivative, stimulates adenylyl cyclase and regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and TrkB expression in the rat brain. Administration of NKH477 at a dose of 1.0 mg/kg, but not 0.1 mg/kg, increased levels of cyclic AMP (cAMP) in a(More)
Controversy exists regarding the relationship of the degree of c-erbB-2 amplification to other prognostic factors in breast cancer. To determine the degree of amplification of c-erbB-2 exactly, a sensitive and quantitative method is required. We have developed a competitive PCR method to quantitatively determine the amplification of the c-erbB-2 oncogene.(More)
We conducted a phase II study to determine the availability and safety of combination chemotherapy with weekly paclitaxel and doxifluridine (a capecitabine metabolite) in the treatment of advanced or recurrent breast cancer. Patients were treated with a combination chemotherapy regimen: doxifluridine was orally administered at 800 mg/day for 14 days,(More)