Shinji Hashimura

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In the isolated frog muscle, the proteinaceous venom extracted from jellyfish (genus Aurelia) produced 1) a complete and irreversible block of indirectly and directly elicited muscle twitch and 2) an irreversible depolarization of the muscle membrane. This venom-induced depolarization was effectively reversed or prevented by the substitution of choline for(More)
The authors extracted a dialyzable substance from sea urchin (Diadematidae) collected in Fiji, and investigated its effect on the frequency of miniature endplate potentials (MEPPs) in the sartorius muscle of the frog. This substance was shown to be different from previously known biologically active substances in many respects. The increase of MEPP(More)
99mTc-DTPA-galactosyl human serum albumin (Tc-GSA) is a new liver-imaging agent which binds specifically to hepatic binding protein. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Tc-GSA in quantitatively evaluating hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat. Regional hepatic ischemia was induced by clamping the left hepatic artery and the(More)
We evaluated quantitatively the liver injury of rats induced by ischemia-reperfusion, using 99mTc-DTPA-Galactosyl-Human-Serum-Albumin (99mTc-GSA). The vessels of the left lobe were clamped for 5, 10, or 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes reperfusion. Then, 99mTc-GSA was intravenously administered (170 micrograms/kg body weight) to rats. Two compartment(More)
We compared the hair cortisol levels of lactating dairy cows in a cold- and a warm-temperate region out of four climatic zones in Japan. We simultaneously investigated the effects of calving number, lactation period and month of hair sampling. Hair of nine Holstein lactating cows chosen from each region (i.e. 18 cows per sampling) was sampled in March,(More)