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Recent controversies surrounding the judging of Olympic events, has created the need for an audience participatory judging system. The stage for this participation will be the diving and gymnastics events at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. We researched the Olympic audience and studied collaborative group interaction. This process made us realize(More)
UNLABELLED The human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) encodes the α subunit of the potassium current I(Kr), which plays a pivotal role in cardiac action potential repolarization. Inherited mutations of this gene cause Long QT syndrome type 2. hERG expression is altered by several types of drugs as well as by temperature. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and(More)
Gymnopilus junonius is a widely spread mushroom in Japan and well known as a hallucinogenic mushroom. Gymnopilin was purified from the fruiting body of G. junonius and was reported to act on the spinal cord and depolarize motoneurons. This is the only evidence that gymnopilin has a biological effect on animals and no mechanism of the action has been(More)
Respiratory rehabilitation reduces breathlessness from patient with respiratory dysfunction. Chest expansion score, which represents the circumference magnitude of the thoracic cage, is used for a target when treating patients with respiratory disease. However, it is often difficult for patients to understand the changes in the respiratory status and be(More)
Gymnopilin is one of the substances produced by the hallucinogenic mushroom, Gymnopilus junonius. In this study, we examined effects of gymnopilins purified from wild fruiting bodies of G. junonius on contractile activity of aorta preparations and blood pressure in rats. Gymnopilins at lower concentrations than 5 mg/mL did not evoke contraction of helical(More)
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