R Minematsu

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The present study was undertaken to elucidate pathophysiological changes and functional alterations of the calcified artery. For this purpose, rats were treated with 500,000 units/kg vitamin D3, and tension development of isolated rat aortae was examined. Treatment of rats with vitamin D3 resulted in an increase (approx. 64-fold) in the tissue calcium.(More)
1. The present study was designed to determine whether naftidrofuryl oxalate exerts a possible therapeutic effect on brain energy metabolism impaired by microsphere-induced cerebral embolism in vitro. 2. Injection of microspheres into the right carotid canal resulted in a decrease in tissue high-energy phosphates both in the right and left hemispheres, and(More)
The present study was designed to determine whether naftidrofuryl oxalate (Naftidrofuryl) may exert a beneficial effect on the cerebral mitochondria after microsphere-induced embolism assessed under in vitro conditions. For this purpose, 600 microspheres (48 microns in diameter) were injected into the right carotid canal of rats, which induced an(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine whether alpha-blocking agents, phentolamine and bunazosin, may exert a cardioprotective effect on hypoxic and subsequently reoxygenated hearts. For this purpose, rabbit hearts were perfused for 20 min under hypoxic conditions, followed by a 45 min-reoxygenation. Agents were administered between the 8th and 20th(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether antiarrhythmic agents, lidocaine and disopyramide, which reveal a membrane stabilizing action, may exert a beneficial effect on posthypoxic recovery of cardiac function and metabolism. Rabbit hearts were perfused for 20 min under hypoxic conditions, followed by 45-min reoxygenation. Hypoxic insults(More)
1. The effects of phentolamine, an alpha-adrenoceptor blocking agent and amousulalol, an alpha 1 and beta-adrenoceptor antagonist on hypoxia-induced impairment in cardiac function and metabolism were examined using the isolated heart Langendorff preparation of the rabbit. 2. Hypoxia induced cessation of cardiac contractile force, a rise in resting tension,(More)
The present study was designed to determine whether the 1-form of YM-12617, which was developed recently as an alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker, is capable of protecting the myocardium from hypoxia-induced disturbances of cardiac function and metabolism. Isolated rabbit hearts were perfused for 25 min under hypoxic conditions in the absence or the presence of(More)
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