Norifumi Morikawa

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We describe the receptor binding and antagonistic properties of two novel nonpeptide antagonists, FR167344 (3-bromo-8-[2,6-dichloro-3-[N-[(E)-4-(N,N-dimethylcarbamoyl)cinnamido acetyl]-N-methylamino]benzyloxy]-2-methylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine hydrochloride) and FR173657 (8-[3-[N-[(E)-3-(6-acetamidopyridin-3-yl)acryloylglycyl]-N-m(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is endemic in Kyushu. Our study at Hirado island in Nagasaki prefecture revealed a higher incidence (35.9%) of HTLV-I carriers in villages with fishing than in those without (16.5%). HTLV-I carriers showed a higher incidence of abnormal findings on chest roentgenogram (21.7%) than non-carriers (16.5%), but most were lesions of(More)
Tetrodotoxin was recoil-tritiated by the 3He(n,p)3H reaction and purified by gel filtration. The [3H]tetrodotoxin gave only one spot in both cellulose acetate strip electrophoresis and thin layer chromatography. The specific toxicity of tetrodotoxin did not decrease during the recoil tritiation and the [3H]tetrodotoxin showed a specific radioactivity of 25(More)
Voriconazole metabolism is mostly mediated via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 isozyme. The non-wild (mutant) type of CYP2C19 is generally found in 60-70% of Asian populations. Because the voriconazole trough plasma concentration has been reported to correlate with hepatotoxicity, this study investigated the effect of CYP2C19 polymorphism on the relationship(More)
The optically active form of tritium-labeled A-factor (2-isocapryloyl-3R-hydroxymethyl-gamma-butyrolactone), a pleiotropic autoregulator responsible for streptomycin production, streptomycin resistance, and sporulation in Streptomyces griseus, was chemically synthesized. By using the radioactive A-factor, a binding protein for A-factor was detected in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to develop a population pharmacokinetic model for high-dose methotrexate (MTX), specifically focusing on the drug urinary excretion process. METHODS AND RESULTS Three hundred and forty-eight serum samples and 416 urine samples from 51 Japanese adult patients with malignancies were concurrently fitted into a multi-compartment(More)
The major adverse event associated with linezolid treatment is reversible myelosuppression, mostly thrombocytopenia. Recent studies have reported that the incidence of linezolid-induced thrombocytopenia was higher in patients with renal failure than in patients with normal renal function, although the underlying mechanisms of this toxicity are still(More)
We report the effect of papaverine, tetrahydro-papaverine, laudanosine, dimethoxyphenylethylamine, dopamine, and its metabolites on mitochondrial respiration and activities of the enzymes in the electron transfer complexes, as mitochondrial toxins may be implicated in the etiology and the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Papaverine was the most potent(More)
OBJECTIVES To document outcome and to explore prognostic factors in fetal left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS This was a multicenter retrospective study of 109 patients with prenatally diagnosed isolated left CDH born between 2002 and 2007. The primary outcome was intact discharge, defined as discharge from hospital without major(More)