Ryoko Shinohata

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We studied the association of serum levels of arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with the prevalence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We measured serum AA and EPA on admission in 146 consecutive AMI patients. The primary clinical endpoint was occurrence of MACE, defined as cardiac death,(More)
ADAMTS1 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 1) is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family. We have previously reported that ADAMTS1 was strongly expressed in myocardial infarction. In this study, we investigated whether hypoxia induced ADAMTS1 and investigated its regulatory mechanism. In hypoxia, the expression level of(More)
ADAMTS1 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 1) is an inflammatory-induced gene. We have previously reported that ADAMTS1 was strongly but transiently expressed in the infarcted heart. In this study, we investigated whether a 3'-untranslated region (UTR) affects the mRNA stability of this gene. When stimulated with tissue necrosis(More)
During inflammation, lower molecular weight fragments of hyaluronan accumulate, and this is known to be inflammatory and immune-stimulatory. In diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory cells bind to hyaluronan; however, the cellular response and molecular mechanism of hyaluronan-hyaluronan receptor interactions in mononuclear cells are not(More)
AIMS Lavender essential oil (Lvn) has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. Bronchial asthma is characterized by bronchial allergic inflammation with airway remodeling. Therefore, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of Lvn on experimentally induced bronchial asthma in a murine model. MAIN METHODS BALB/c mice were sensitized by an(More)
OBJECTIVES The relationships between filtered QRS duration and ventricular dyssynchrony were studied. METHODS We measured filtered QRS duration on signal-averaged electrocardiography and analyzed tissue Doppler imaging in chronic heart failure patients with ejection fraction less than 50%. RESULTS In 64 patients, interventricular and intraventricular(More)
This study assessed the diagnostic value of QT dispersion for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) as determined by echocardiography. The QT and QRS interval parameters were determined automatically using computerized 12-lead electrocardiography in 153 Japanese out-patients. Corrected QT dispersion (QTcD) and maximal QRS duration (MaxQRS) were significantly(More)
OBJECTIVES The augmentation index of the radial pulse wave has been reported to be a sensitive aortic stiffness marker in relatively young but not in older individuals. We studied the relationship between augmentation index and the diurnal blood pressure profiles. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed in(More)
OBJECTIVES Based on well-established physiological theories, we studied correlations between changes in brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) relative to blood pressure (BP) elevation (elasticity of large-to-medium-sized arteries), and coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS The baPWV (in centimeters/second) and BP (in millimeters of mercury) were(More)
BACKGROUND High-density lipoprotein (HDL) containing apolipoprotein E (apoE-rich HDL) represents only a small portion of plasma HDL. Reliable methods for determining and isolating apoE-rich HDL have not been well studied. METHODS We established a novel analytical method for apoE-rich HDL using polyethylene glycol and a cation-exchange column (PEG-column(More)