Tetsuya Ebihara

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To examine the role of substance P (SP) in cough during bronchoconstriction, we studied the effects of an aerosolized beta-adrenoceptor agonist, procaterol, and a specific inhibitor of SP (NK1) receptor, FK 888, on bronchoconstriction and cough induced by aerosols of histamine and acetylcholine (ACh) in unsensitized guinea pigs and by those of ovalbumin(More)
The functions of aminotelopeptide and N-terminal cross-linking of collagen I were examined. Acetic acid-soluble collagen I (ASC) was purified from neonatal bovine skin and treated with three kinds of proteases. The amino acid sequencing analysis of the N terminus showed that ASC contained a full-length aminotelopeptide. Pepsin and papain cleaved the(More)
BACKGROUND Most children with anaphylaxis to measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines had shown sensitivity to bovine gelatin that was included in the vaccines. Recently, it was found that bovine type I collagen, which is the main content in the gelatin, is a major allergen in bovine gelatin allergy. Fish meat and skin also contain type I collagen. OBJECTIVE(More)
In order to elucidate how chronic inflammation affects the organization of the extracellular matrix in the skin, a prolonged allergic contact dermatitis was induced in a mouse by repeated application to the ear of 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene every 3 d for 66 d. Subsequently, the spatiotemporal changes of fibronectin, tenascin-C, fibulin-1, and fibulin-2 in the(More)
To examine the mechanisms of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-induced cough in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, cough responses to aerosols of capsaicin and citric acid were examined in four groups of female guinea pigs treated orally with danazol (D) (an agent decreasing plasma estrogen levels), cilazapril (C) (an inhibitor of ACE),(More)
Alkaline treatment is a good method for extracting collagen with high recovery even from an aged animal specimen. However, the properties of collagen treated under alkaline conditions have not been well established yet. By the treatment with a solution of 3% sodium hydroxide and 1.9% monomethylamine, the isoelectric point of type I collagen was lowered from(More)