Shizu Oyamada

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Chymase is activated after acute myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (AMI-R) and is associated with an early activation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which increases infarct size after experimental AMI, and late fibrosis. We assessed the effect of chymase inhibition on myocardial protection and early signs of fibrosis after AMI-R. Fourteen pigs(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the impact of diabetes on myocardium in the setting of acute ischemia-reperfusion in a porcine model. METHODS In normoglycemic (ND group) and alloxan-induced diabetic (DM group) male Yucatan pigs, the left anterior descending coronary artery territory was made ischemic and then reperfused. Hemodynamic values and(More)
We examined the impact of acute myocardial ischemia followed by reperfusion (AMI-R) on local and circulating renin–angiotensin system (RAS) in a swine model. The mid left anterior descending artery (n = 6) was occluded for 1 h, followed by reperfusion for 2 h. Monastryl blue/triphenyl tetrazolium chloride staining identified the area-at-risk (AAR) and(More)
Paclitaxel and sirolimus are the two major drugs for the treatment of coronary arterial disease in current drug-eluting stents. The two drugs can effectively inhibit the in-stent restenosis through their independent pathways and show synergistic effect in preventing tumor tissue growth. We hypothesize that the combination of the two drugs in a drug-eluting(More)
The purpose of this study was to optimize a novel biodegradable polymer for drug eluting stent (DES) applications. Degradation profiles of different poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)/amorphous calcium phosphate (PLGA/ACP) composites coated on stents were studied both in vitro and in vivo for three months. For the in vitro study, stents were immersed into the(More)
A significant percentage of patients have coronary artery disease that is too advanced or diffuse for percutaneous or surgical intervention. Therapeutic angiogenesis is a treatment modality to induce vessel formation that is being developed for patients with advanced coronary disease not amenable to currently available interventions. A number of approaches(More)
The thrombin-related peptide TP508 is a 23-amino acid monomer that represents a portion of the receptor binding domain in the thrombin molecule. TP508 is also known to readily convert to a dimer in an aqueous environment. In this study the dimeric form of TP508 was investigated in a porcine model of acute myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (and compared(More)
Psychotic depression is reported and requires different pharmacological treatment from other mood disorders, however, sufficient studies to guide us in selecting successful treatment strategies have not been performed. In this study, algorithm for the treatment of psychotic depression was developed by the Japan Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project. The(More)
1 Title Page Chymase inhibition reduces infarction and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activation and attenuates inflammation and fibrosis following acute myocardial ischemia/reperfusion Shizu Oyamada, MD, Cesario Bianchi, MD, PhD, Shinji Takai, PhD, Louis M. Chu, MD, Frank W. Sellke, MD Cardiovascular Research Center (SO, CB, LC, FS) Division of Cardiothoracic(More)