Satoshi Obayashi

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Cigarette smoking is an independent risk factor for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). Nitric oxide (NO) has been demonstrated to be the principal mediator of cavernous smooth muscle relaxation and penile erection. Therefore, we examined whether or not enzyme activities and factors involved in the NO generation pathway are affected in rabbit corpus(More)
This study was designed to investigate the role of arginase in regulating myometrial contractions during gestation in the rat. Arginase activity in the myometrium was significantly decreased during the 7th-21st day of gestation, with the lowest value on the 14th day. However, the enzyme activity became significantly higher at term gestation (22nd day) than(More)
Objectives. To identify the correlates of headaches in middle-aged women and investigate the effects of Tokishakuyakusan (TJ-23), a formula of traditional Japanese herbal therapy Kampo, on headache and concomitant depression. Methods. We examined cross-sectionally the baseline records of 345 women aged 40-59 years who visited our menopause clinic. Among(More)
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