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The expression and localization of aquaporins (AQP1–AQP5), members of the water channel family, in the developing rat submandibular gland were analysed using RT-PCR, Northern blotting and immunohistochemistry to explore their relation to the development of this salivary gland. RT-PCR analysis revealed unique expression patterns of each AQP. AQP1 was(More)
The native GroEL-like protein was purified from Campylobacter rectus, a putative periodontal pathogen, by affinity chromatography on ATP-agarose followed by high performance liquid chromatography on Superose 6. The purified 64-kDa protein (denatured form of GroEL-like protein) was immunoreactive by SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblotting with the monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Sarpogrelate, a serotonin blocker, has been reported to inhibit the serotonin-induced proliferation of rat aortic smooth muscle cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether sarpogrelate reduces restenosis after coronary stenting as a result of prevention of intimal hyperplasia. METHODS We examined 79 patients with stable angina(More)
By Western blot analysis, the expression level of aquaporin (AQP) 5 in the submandibular gland (SMG) was found to be different among individual rats of the Sprague-Dawley (SD) strain. Such differences were observed for AQP5 but not for AQP1 and consequently the SD strain was divided into two groups, one expressing a high level of AQP5 and the other a low(More)
We present three cases of so-called mesothelial/monocytic incidental cardiac excrescences (MICE) of the heart and a brief review of related literature. Case 1 was a 51-year-old woman who underwent mitral- and aortic-valve replacement. A tissue sample was submitted as a thrombus attached to the left atrial endocardium. Case 2 was a 69-year-old woman who(More)
To aid in the restoration of coastal barren ground areas, it is important to clarify the effects of chelated iron on the growth of seaweed. In particular, for the further development of practical methods to promote seaweed growth, Fe-binding organic ligands, such as humic substances (HSs) composed of humus materials, rather than Fe-binding inorganic(More)
A 54-year-old female with incomplete type of Behçet's disease was operated on because of impending rupture of the thoracic aneurysm. There was a saccular pseudoaneurysm below the left subclavian artery, and a punched out lesion of the aorta was recognized. The defect of the aortic wall was closed with a PTFE patch. Before and after the operation, we have(More)
To evaluate the usefulness of plasma dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DBH) activity as an index of sympathetic nerve activity during cardiac operations, we examined the serial changes in plasma DBH activity, in relation to the plasma noradrenaline (NA) level and hemodynamic parameters, in patients who underwent cardiac surgery. The plasma DBH activity decreased(More)
Surgical results of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) has been improved in recent years, however, late development of pulmonary venous obstruction was our concern in its total correction in early infancy. In the cardiac type of TAPVC, in which the pulmonary veins were connected to the right lateral wall, prosthetic patch is conventionally(More)
In order to clarify the physiological significance of sulfate conjugation of catecholamines and the effect of continuous dopamine infusion on the conjugate formation, we measured the plasma levels of free and sulfoconjugated catecholamines during the perioperative period of cardiac operations. The study group consisted of 12 adult patients who underwent(More)