Tohru Ohama

Learn More
The mechanism of gastrointestinal dysmotility in inflammatory bowel disease has not been clarified. In this study, we examined the mechanism involved in the inflamed distal colon isolated from a mouse model of dextran sodium sulphate-induced ulcerative colitis (DSS-treated mouse). Although substance P-induced contraction was not changed, carbachol-induced(More)
OBJECTIVES Atherosclerotic lesions of the coronary arteries are the pathological basis for myocardial infarction and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Progression of heart failure after myocardial infarction is associated with cardiac remodeling, which has been studied by means of coronary ligation in mice. However, this ligation model requires excellent techniques.(More)
Macroscopic and histological analysis revealed that the colonic inflammation induced by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid (TNBS) was of lower grade in tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)(-/-) mice than in wild-type mice. Myeloperoxidase activity, an indicator of neutrophilic infiltration, was also low in both the mucosal and smooth muscle layer of(More)
BACKGROUND Myosin phosphatase activity is regulated by mechanisms involving the phosphorylation of CPI-17 and MYPT1, primarily based on studies with tonic-type vascular smooth muscles. This study examined how these mechanisms contribute to the regulation of contraction of a phasic-type intestinal smooth muscle. METHODS Phosphorylation levels, tension, and(More)
While aging is unavoidable, the aging mechanism is still unclear because of its complexity. Smoking causes premature death and is considered as an environmental aging accelerator. In the present study, we focused on the influence of smoking to the serum concentration of anti-aging protein α-klotho (αKl) and the β-klotho-associated protein fibroblast growth(More)
  • 1