So Motoyoshi

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To examine whether intensive glycemic control could decrease the frequency or severity of diabetic microvascular complications, we performed a prospective study of Japanese patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) treated with multiple insulin injection treatment. A total of 110 patients with NIDDM was randomly assigned to multiple(More)
Septic shock is a severe systemic response to bacterial infection. Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) plays a role in immune reactions to recognize specific molecular patterns as pathogen recognition receptors. However, the interaction between LPS, the bioactive component of bacterial cell walls, and RAGE is unclear. In this study, we found(More)
A seroepidemiologic survey for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection was conducted in Japan. Between June and December 1987, individual sera (n = 3,323) were submitted by veterinary practitioners from many parts of the country. Specimens were from 1,739 cats with clinical signs suggestive of FIV infection and from 1,584 healthy-appearing cats seen(More)
Since the insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) is the major substrate of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase and has been shown to activate phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase and promote GLUT4 translocation, the IRS-1 gene is a potential candidate for development of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). In this study, we have identified IRS-1(More)
The pyrogenic properties of high purified recombinant human tumor necrosis factor (rHu-TNF) were investigated in rabbits. rHu-TNF produced a clear biphasic fever reaching maximal values at 1 and 5 hr after bolus i.v. injections of 10 and 33 micrograms/kg; the initial febrile response was short-lasting, and not dose-related, but the second one was(More)
The influence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the endogenous pyrogens, recombinant human interleukin 1 (rHu-IL 1) and tumor necrosis factor (rHu-TNF), on acute inflammation was investigated in rats. LPS (0.3-3 micrograms/kg i.v.), rHu-IL 1 alpha (3-30 micrograms/kg), rHu-IL 1 beta (0.3-3 micrograms/kg) and rHu-TNF (3-30 micrograms/kg) inhibited the hind paw(More)
It has been suggested that bradykinin stimulates glucose uptake in experiments in vivo and in cultured cells. However, its mechanism has not yet been fully elucidated. In this study, the effects of bradykinin on the insulin signalling pathway were evaluated in isolated dog adipocytes. The bradykinin receptor binding study revealed that dog adipocytes(More)
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic and gastrointestinal ulcerogenic activities of 2-(8-methyl-10,11-dihydro-11-oxodibenz(b,f]oxepin-2-yl)propionic acid (AD-1590), a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, were compared with indomethacin (INN: indomethacin) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) in experimental animals. AD-1590(More)
Exposure of developing chick embryos to 428 MHz radio frequency (RF) radiation at a power density of 5.5 mW/cm2 for more than 20 days resulted in embryolethal and/or teratogenic effects and delayed hatching. These adverse biological effects were not due to any thermal effect of the RF radiation. We have demonstrated teratogenicity in the chick embryo as a(More)