So Motoyoshi

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Diabetic angiopathy including micro- and macroangiopathy is concerned with high rate of morbidity and mortality in patients with long-standing diabetes. Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and its ligands have been considered as important pathogenic triggers for the progression of the vascular injuries in diabetes. The deleterious link(More)
A new experimental rat model for suppression of release of arginine vasopressin (AVP) was evaluated. Release of AVP is potentiated by physiologic stimuli, but is suppressed by emotional stress. Rats were exposed to the aggressive behavior of other rats injected with 6-hydroxydopamine hydrochloride (6-OHDA) in both lateral ventricles and subjected to a pain(More)
The pharmacological actions of Tyr-D-Met(O)-Gly-MePheol (syndyphalin (SD)-25) were compared with those of morphine after systemic administration. The analgesic potency of SD-25 was about 4 times that of morphine when administered s.c. to rats. SD-25 did not exhibit any narcotic antagonist activity. Subcutaneous administration of SD-25 produced a(More)
Of 1-chclohexyl-4-[2-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-1-phenylethyl]piperazine (I) and its 1-(3-methyl-2-butenyl) derivative (II), the S(+)-isomers were analgesically more active than either their +(-)-isomers or their racemates, having 15 to 44 times the potency of morphine in mice and rats. R(-)-I had comparable analgesic activity to morphine R(-)-II to pentazocine in(More)
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