Satoru Usami

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of pharmacological interventions to prevent sudden arrhythmic death in patients with chronic heart failure remains limited. Evidence now suggests increased ventricular expression of hyperpolarization-activated cation (HCN) channels in hypertrophied and failing hearts contributes to their arrythmicity. Still, the role of induced HCN(More)
We investigated the changes in striatal monoaminergic functions, focusing on the release and metabolism, in a cerebral ischemic model induced by a 5-min bilateral occlusion of the carotid arteries (BOCA) and reperfusion in anesthetized gerbils. In the microdialysis study, the striatal extracellular level of dopamine (DA) markedly increased (144-fold)(More)
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