Takafumi Sumi

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PURPOSE Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ranges from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH, which is accompanied by increased oxidative stress and inflammation in the liver, is associated with hepatic carcinogenesis. Green tea catechins (GTCs) possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cancer-preventive properties. In(More)
Our studies on the intestinal intrinsic reflexes have been performed mainly on dogs.2-6) It would be then worthwhile to study the aspects of the reflexes in rabbits and guinea pigs both of which are widely used in the physiological and pharmacological experiments and to compare the results obtained with those observed in dogs. With these purposes in mind(More)
  • T Sumi
  • The Japanese journal of physiology
  • 1977
In rabbits, lightly anesthetized with ether, tetanic stimulation of the superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) displaced the jaw toward opening and reduced the amplitude of cortically evoked rhythmic jaw movements. With increased intensity of stimulus, the effects became remarkable and the opened jaw movement ultimately ceased. Reflex swallowing in reaction to weak(More)