Taizo Suzuki

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The effect of the newly synthesized compound 2-[4-[(2,5-difluorophenyl)methoxy]phenoxy]-5-ethoxyaniline (SEA0400) on the Na-Ca exchanger (NCX) was investigated and compared against that of 2-[2-[4-(4-nitrobenzyloxy)phenyl]ethyl]isothiourea (KB-R7943). In addition, the effects of SEA0400 on reperfusion injury in vitro and in vivo were examined. SEA0400 was(More)
The Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) is involved in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injuries. We examined the effects of 2-[4-[(2,5-difluorophenyl)methoxy]phenoxy]-5-ethoxyaniline (SEA0400), a potent and selective inhibitor of NCX, on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury models. In canine cardiac sarcolemmal vesicles and rat cardiomyocytes, SEA0400 potently(More)
This paper introduces one of the image transform methods using M-channel paraunitary filterbanks (PUFBs) based on Householder matirx. First, redundant parameters of PUFB are eliminated by using the fact that they can be factorized into Givens rotation matices. Next, we propose an eliminating redundant parameters method based on Householder matrix using(More)
A discrete cosine transform (DCT) can be easily implemented in software and hardware for the JPEG and MPEG formats. However, even though some integer DCTs (IntDCTs) for lossless-to-lossy image coding have been proposed, such transform requires redesigned devices. This paper proposes a hardware-friendly IntDCT that can be applied to both lossless and lossy(More)
Generalized block-lifting factorization of M-channel (M > 2) biorthogonal filter banks (BOFBs) for lossy-to-lossless image coding is presented in this paper. Since the proposed block-lifting structure is more general than the conventional lifting factorizations and does NOT require many restrictions such as paraunitary, number of channels, and(More)
The discrete cosine transforms (DCTs) have found wide applications in image/video compression (image coding). DCT-based lapped transforms (LTs), called fast LTs (FLTs), overcome blocking artifacts generated at low bit rate image coding by DCT while keeping fast implementation. This paper presents a realization of more effective integer FLT (IntFLT) for(More)
This paper aims to design a new two-dimensional (2D) non-separable implementation of dyadic-valued cosine-sine modulated filter banks (2D D-CSMFBs) for low computational complexity. CSMFBs satisfy rich directional selectivity (DS) and shift-invariance (SI), and they can be easily designed by the modulation of a prototype filter. In addition, our previous(More)
Activation of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger may contribute to Ca2+ overload during reperfusion after transient ischemia. We examined the effects of 2-[4-[(2,5-difluorophenyl) methoxy]phenoxy]-5-ethoxyaniline (SEA0400), a selective inhibitor of Na+/Ca2+ exchange, on a canine model of ischemia/reperfusion injury (myocardial stunning). Myocardial stunning was induced(More)
Several lifting-based filter banks (LBFBs) are proposed for lossless-to-lossy image coding. However, the conventional methods can not achieve good coding performance due to many rounding operations, and they may have wide dynamic range of lifting coefficients due to inverse matrix. This paper presents a more practical lifting factorization of M-channel(More)
EFFECTIVE EXCITATION, PRECEDING THE MECHANICAL RESPONSE IN FROG TWITCH MUSCLES, INVOLVES TWO DISTINCT EVENTS: depolarization of the excitable membrane and the flow of internal currents. To distinguish between the effects of these two potential factors in activation of the contractile machinery, experiments ought to be conducted in which one or the other is(More)