Shoichi Miyamoto

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction is associated with hypertrophy of surviving myocytes and represents a major process that leads to heart failure. One of the intrinsic histone acetyltransferases, p300, serves as a coactivator of hypertrophy-responsive transcriptional factors such as a cardiac zinc finger protein GATA-4(More)
Doxorubicin is an anti-tumor agent that represses cardiac-specific gene expression and induces myocardial cell apoptosis. Doxorubicin depletes cardiac p300, a transcriptional coactivator that is required for the maintenance of the differentiated phenotype of cardiac myocytes. However, the role of p300 in protection against doxorubicin-induced apoptosis is(More)
This article will review the recumbent positions of patients with chronic congestive heart failure. The time for the right lateral decubitus position was two-fold longer than that for the supine and left lateral decubitus positions. Sympathetic nervous modulation was most attenuated and parasympathetic tone was most augmented in the right lateral decubitus(More)
BACKGROUND Heart-type cytoplasmic fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) has been reported as a sensitive and specific marker for the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Our hypothesis was that serum or pericardial fluid levels of H-FABP can reflect not only myocardial infarction but also myocardial ischemia. METHODS A total of 34 patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether age influences collateral development in patients with coronary artery disease. The extent of collateral development to the area perfused by the infarct-related artery was graded, depending on the degree of opacification of the occluded infarct-related artery. We evaluated the extent of collateral(More)
OBJECTIVE It remains uncertain whether intake of fish or n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is preventive against allergic disorders. This cross-sectional study investigated the association of intake of selected high-fat foods and specific types of fatty acids with the prevalence of allergic rhinitis in Japan where intake of fish is high. METHODS Study(More)
Acidic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is a potent mitogen that can induce angiogenesis in vivo. We have recently reported a marked increase of basic FGF in the pericardial fluid of patients with severe coronary stenosis and an increase in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the pericardial fluid of patients with severe myocardial ischemia. The(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with an immune-genetic background. It has been reported as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States and Europe. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between psoriasis and CHD in a hospital-based population in Japan. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE The effects of formaldehyde (FA) exposure on allergic disorders are not clearly understood. This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between FA exposure and the prevalence of allergic disorders in Japan. METHODS Subjects were 998 pregnant women. Participants were considered to have asthma, atopic eczema, or allergic rhinitis (including(More)