Seiji Nagata

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BACKGROUND:In human blood, two monocyte populations exist, CD14++CD16− classical monocytes and CD14+CD16+ proinflammatory monocytes, which account for about 10% of total monocytes, but can expand to promote inflammatory conditions. CD14+CD16+ monocytes produce large amounts of inflammatory cytokines including TNF-α and IL-1. Adacolumn adsorptive carriers(More)
The effective combination of C+2 and assembler could realize real-time power spectral analysis of various fluctuation indexes simultaneously. The blood pressure (BP) waveform indexes (WIs) analyzed simultaneously were heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), mean blood pressure (MBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Power amplitudes (very low(More)
A new algorithmic-based digital filter processing system for real-time continuous blood pressure (BP) measurement and analysis in freely-moving conscious rats has been developed. Real-time recognition of BP waveforms, real-time noise rejection and determination of representative waveform indexes (WIs) at indicated time points using digital filters and(More)
The antihypertensive and cough suppressant mechanisms of DU-1777 ((2S,3aS,7aS)-1-(N2-nicotinoyl-L-lsyl-gamma-D-glutamyl )octahydro-1H-indole-2 -carboxylic acid, CAS 116662-73-8), a new long-acting angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, were investigated in vivo and in vitro. The antihypertensive effects of DU-1777 at 10 mg/kg p.o. and cromakalim(More)
The antihypertensive properties of a new long-acting, angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibiting agent, (2S,3aS,7aS)-1-(N2-nicotinoyl-L-lysyl-gamma-D-glutamyl) octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid (CAS 116662-73-8, DU-1777), were investigated orally in various experimental models of hypertension in comparison to a standard ACE inhibitor, lisinopril.(More)
Monatepil maleate (CAS 103377-41-9, AJ-2615), a new derivative of dihydrodibenzothiepins, showed dose-dependent inhibition of Ca2+ current (ICa) in single cardiac cells isolated from guinea-pig ventricle. ICa was elicited by depolarization from -40 mV to +10 mV at 0.2 Hz. IC50 value of monatepil for the peak ICa at +10 mV was 18.7 nmol/l. The ICa inhibition(More)
The localization of sialic acid in the trabecular meshworks of the normal human primary open-angle (POAG), congenital and juvenile glaucomatous eyes was investigated using both an electron microscope and lectins specifically binding with sialic acid. Sialic acid was always localized in fine fibrils lying underneath the canal wall and around collagen fibrils(More)
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