Tomohiro Hanazawa

Learn More
The reaction of nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide anions (O(2)(-)) in the airway results in the formation of peroxynitrite, a highly reactive oxidant species. Peroxynitrite reacts with tyrosine residues in proteins to form the stable product nitrotyrosine. We investigated whether nitrotyrosine in exhaled breath condensates may be increased in patients with(More)
An immunohistochemical study was performed to detect the localization of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in the rat nasal mucosa by light and electron microscopy. NOS-immunoreactive nerve fibers were observed around blood vessels and seromucous glands. They were found in the subepithelial layer and even within the epithelium. But no NOS-immunoreactivity was(More)
Exhaled nitric oxide (ENO), a marker of inflammation in airway diseases is decreased in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, perhaps because nitric oxide (NO) is metabolized to oxidative end-products. A stable product, 3-nitrotyrosine, may indicate local formation of reactive nitrogen species. Whether NO metabolites in exhaled breath condensate may be increased(More)
BACKGROUND Recent literature suggests that blood pressure variability (BPV) predicts outcome beyond blood pressure level (BPL) and that antihypertensive drug classes differentially influence BPV. We compared calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockade for effects on changes in self-measured home BPL(More)
Nasal mucosa was investigated by NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry. Positive fibers were distributed around blood vessels, seromucous glands and in the subepithelial layer. The pterygopalatine, trigeminal and superior cervical ganglia were also studied to examine the origin of these fibers. Many neurons in the pterygopalatine ganglion were labeled, and a few(More)
  • 1