Shungo Itoh

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The pharmacological profile and the acute and chronic aquaretic effects of OPC-41061, a novel nonpeptide human arginine vasopressin (AVP) V2-receptor antagonist, were respectively characterized in HeLa cells expressing cloned human AVP receptors and in conscious male rats. OPC-41061 antagonized [3H]-AVP binding to human V2-receptors (Ki = 0.43 +/- 0.06 nM)(More)
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mediates signals of various growth factors and cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6). In certain IL-6-responsive cell lines, the stat3 gene is autoregulated by STAT3 through a composite IL-6 response element in its promoter that contains a STAT3-binding element (SBE) and a cyclic AMP-responsive(More)
A study was investigated on the inhibitory effect of 29 drugs that have been reported to induce gynecomastia on the 2-hydroxylation of estradiol (E2) by recombinant P450 CYP3A4 and on the 17-oxidation of E2 by hepatic microsomal type II 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17beta-HSD) of human male. The IC(50) values were determined for each drug relative(More)
Ropivacaine, a new long acting local anaesthetic of amide type is structurally related to mepivacaine and bupivacaine. This study was designed to compare the in vitro potency and neurotoxicity of ropivacaine with those of other commercially available local anaesthetics using an isolated rabbit vagus nerve model. Ropivacaine dose-dependently suppressed the(More)
We evaluated the effects of methylparaben on rabbit vagus nerve by measuring the amplitudes and latencies of the evoked compound action potentials during incubation in 0.1% methylparaben containing Ringer's bicarbonate solution. We also evaluated the histological changes of the nerves after incubation in methylparaben-RB solution by means of the electron(More)
  • S Itoh, K Noda
  • 1998
We studied the neurotoxic effect of lidocaine at different concentrations on the desheathed rabbit vagus nerve by measuring the amplitudes of evoked compound action potentials and the histological changes of the nerve by means of the electron microscopy after incubation in lidocaine-Ringer's bicarbonate (RB) solution. The following results were obtained. 1)(More)
To examine the influence on aromatase and sulfatase pathways in estrogen pool by drugs reported to cause gynecomastia as the side effect, 29 ethical drugs were incubated with human placental microsomes as an enzyme source. The percent inhibition of drugs on aromatase pathway was obtained by sum of the velocity constants of two products, estrone (E1) and(More)
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