Shin Teramoto

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The relation between smoking and risk of asthma has been well-examined; however little attention has been paid to the correlation between smoking and asthma symptoms. The aims of this study were to examine respiratory symptoms in asthmatics with a highly prevalent use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and to assess the effects of smoking and its cessation. A(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine, originally termed interferon (IFN)-gamma-inducing factor, which promotes T-helper type 1 (Th1) cytokine responses. We recently reported that serum IL-18 levels were elevated in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MP). In this study, we investigated the contribution of IL-18 to the(More)
A 53-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of cough, low grade fever, chest pain and sicca symptoms. A chest radiograph showed an abnormal shadow and chest computed tomography revealed a tumor in left S6. She was diagnosed as Sjögren's syndrome by sialography and histological findings of labial biopsy. The surgically resected tumor(More)
We studied the influence of age on glutathione (GSH) content in the distal lung and the lung tissue of mice. From 1 to 28 months of age, the quantity of GSH and glutathione disulfide (GSSG) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and in the lung tissue were determined. The GSH content in BAL fluid, which reflects the antioxidant screen of the distal lung,(More)
Cigarette smoke is the most common oxidant stress in daily life and may affect the antioxidant capacity in humans and animals. The antioxidant functions may play an important role in preventing age-related disorders. However, influences of chronic cigarette smoke on the antioxidant capacity of visceral organs have not been investigated in the age.(More)
BACKGROUND We recently reported that airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) induced by a 6-h exposure to sulfuric acid (H(2)SO(4)) was inhibited by either the neurokinin (NK)-1 receptor antagonist, FK888, or the NK-2 receptor antagonist, SR48968, when administered immediately before the exposure. The aims of this study were to determine whether these antagonists(More)
Hiroshi Tanaka, Shin Teramoto, Kensuke Oashi, Toyohiro Saikai, Shintaro Tanaka, Kazuhiko Suzuki, Hypertensive Patients With Symptomatic Asthma Effects of Candesartan on Cough and Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Mildly to Moderately Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online ISSN: 1524-4539 Copyright © 2001 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. is(More)