Teruya Yoshimi

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To The Editor: Muscle cramps, which can be defined as involuntary and painful contractions of skeletal muscles, frequently occur in a variety of pathologic conditions related to neuromuscular, endocrine, or metabolic disease (1, 2), although muscle cramps sometimes occur in healthy persons. Among patients with liver disease, muscle cramps are most(More)
It has been suggested that feeding a soft diet could possibly inhibit normal development of the masticatory function. However, the consequences of such changes in the alimentary habits have yet to be fully clarified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether a soft diet prevents the development of masticatory function and whether a critical(More)
An amino acid solution enriched in branched chain amino acids (BCAA) was administered to cirrhotic patients with encephalopathy and serial determinations of serum glucose,IRI and IRG were performed. Slight decrease of serum glucose was observed when only BCAA was given. On the other hand, when BCAA was infused with glucose, the serum glucose level decreased(More)
The demand for the use of mice as animal models for elucidating the pathophysiologies and pathogeneses of oral motor disorders has been increasing in recent years, as more and more kinds of genetically modified mice that express functional disorders of the stomatognathic system become available. However, the fundamental characteristics of mouse jaw(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) has beenimplicated in the control of cell growth anddifferentiation. A rat hepatocyte membrane antigenrecognized by a monoclonal antibody (HAM.4) has now beenshown to be identical to DPPIV by immunoblot analysisand amino acid sequencing. The amounts of DPPIVimmunoreactive protein and enzymatic activity in serumincreased in a(More)
The effects of the calcium antagonists diltiazem and nicardipine on portal pressure and splanchnic blood flow were studied in awake, unrestrained portal hypertensive rats. Portal hypertension was induced in rats by partial portal vein ligation. Hemodynamic measurements were done using the radiolabeled microsphere technique. In portal veinligated and(More)
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