Satoshi Tatemichi

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KMD-3213, an alpha(1a)-adrenoceptor (AR) antagonist, is under development for the treatment of urinary outlet obstruction in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy. In the present study, we developed a rat model to investigate simply the effects of alpha(1)-AR antagonists on the intraurethral pressure (IUP) response to phenylephrine. Using this model,(More)
We evaluated the pharmacological profile of ritobegron [KUC-7483; (-)-ethyl 2-[4-(2-{[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino}ethyl)-2,5-dimethylphenyloxy]acetate monohydrochloride] and its effects on the bladder in cynomolgus monkeys by in vitro and in vivo experiments. In vitro, ritobegron decreased the resting tension of the isolated(More)
The selectivity of silodosin (KMD-3213), an antagonist of alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR), to the subtypes (alpha(1A)-, alpha(1B)- and alpha(1D)-ARs) was examined by a receptor-binding study and a functional pharmacological study, and we compared its subtype-selectivity with those of other alpha(1)-AR antagonists. In the receptor-binding study, a replacement(More)
This study was performed to investigate the effects of silodosin (selective α1A-adrenoceptor antagonist) on bladder blood flow (BBF) and bladder function in a rat model of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and to determine the expression of α1-adrenoceptor subtype mRNA in human and rat bladder microvessels. BOO was produced by partial ligature of the(More)
This study aimed to characterize the β-adrenoceptor (β-AR) subtype mediating relaxation of isolated human bladder strips and to explore relaxation by the novel β3-AR-selective agonist KUC-7322 for its relaxant effect on the human isolated detrusor and for its effect on the carbachol (CCh)-induced contractile response. In two parallel studies, relaxation of(More)
We performed in vitro and in vivo experiments to evaluate the pharmacological profile of ritobegron and its effects on the bladder in rats. β3-AR selectivity was assessed using CHO cells expressing various subtypes of the human β-adrenoceptor (AR). Effects on isolated organs were evaluated using the organ-bath method. Effects on intravesical pressure, heart(More)
AIMS Our main aim was to compare the prostatic selectivity of silodosin with that of other alpha(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) antagonists. METHODS We examined uroselectivities in two sets of experiments namely, in vitro and in vivo functional studies using male dogs. In the in vitro study, after evaluating the inhibitory effects of silodosin on noradrenaline(More)
PURPOSE Alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonists relax the obstructed prostatic urethra and suppress the irritative symptoms frequently observed in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. We investigated the effects of 3 alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonists on urodynamics in rats with hormone induced benign prostatic hyperplasia to determine which(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of four α(1)-adrenoceptor (AR) subtype-selective antagonists on ejaculatory function in rats to investigate whether the differences in their modes of action-based on their selectivities for the α(1A)-AR subtype-would be related to the prevalence of ejaculation disorder (EjD). METHODS The effects of α(1)-AR antagonists on(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the β3-adrenoceptor (AR) agonist ritobegron on rat bladder function following partial bladder outlet obstruction and on rat salivary secretion. In addition, the effects of ritobegron were compared with those of the anti-muscarinic agent tolterodine. After a 6-week partial bladder outlet(More)