Tomoyoshi Mouri

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In our previous study of patients with early-phase severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the anti-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-10 concentration was lower in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) than in serum, whereas proinflammatory IL-1beta and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha concentrations were higher in CSF than in serum. To clarify the influence of additional(More)
Orexin-A and orexin-B are newly discovered neuropeptides which are implicated in feeding behavior and arousal state. We studied immunoreactive(IR)-orexin-A concentrations in human plasma by radioimmunoassay. IR-orexin-A concentrations in plasma obtained from 17 healthy subjects in the morning were 1.94 +/- 0.24 pmol/liter (mean +/- SEM). IR-orexin-A levels(More)
Immunoreactive-adrenomedullin concentrations and the expression of adrenomedullin mRNA were studied in the tumor tissues of adrenocortical tumors. Northern blot analysis showed the expression of adrenomedullin mRNA in tumor tissues of adrenocortical tumors, including aldosterone-producing adenomas, cortisol-producing adenomas, a non-functioning adenoma and(More)
Two types of radioimmunoassay (RIA) methods for measuring endothelin (ET) in human plasma were developed. One was an extraction procedure using a Sep-Pak C18 cartridge, the other being a direct method. By the extraction method, plasma ET levels were lower than the detectable limit (7 pg/ml) in normal subjects and elevated in hemodialysis patients. The(More)
The distribution and characterization of immunoreactive corticotropin-releasing factor (I-CRF) in human tissues were examined using a rat CRF RIA, immunoaffinity chromatography, gel filtration chromatography, and high performance liquid chromatography. High concentrations of I-CRF were found in the hypothalamus and pituitary stalk. In addition, I-CRF was(More)
We examined 37 patients who had undergone an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and compared their oral findings to their systemic involvement with chronic graft-versus-host disease. Among the clinical signs and symptoms in their oral region, only the presence of oral lichenoid lesions had a statistically significant relationship to the diagnosis of(More)
Plasma concentrations of IR endothelin are elevated in patients with chronic renal failure. But its exact causes have not been clarified. Hypertension may be one of the most important factors associated with elevated plasma IR endothelin concentrations, although it still remains to be determined whether hypertension is a result or a cause of the elevated(More)
To investigate the clinical usefulness of radio-immunoassay of neuropeptide Y (NPY), we measured plasma immunoreactive neuropeptide Y (IR-NPY) concentrations in normal subjects (n = 21), essential hypertensive patients (n = 33), patients with phaeochromocytoma (n = 7), patients with chronic renal disease with serum creatinine levels of less than 1.9 mg/dl(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is reported to exist in high concentrations in plasma and tumor tissues of medullary thyroid carcinomas. CGRP-like immunoreactivity (LI) in tumor tissues of pheochromocytomas was investigated by radioimmunoassay. CGRP-LI in 9 pheochromocytomas ranged from 0.50 to 1240 ng/g wet tissue. Sephadex G-50 column(More)
Adrenomedullin is a potent vasodilator peptide that was isolated from pheochromocytoma. Localization of adrenomedullin-like immunoreactivity was studied by immunocytochemistry in the human hypothalamus and adrenal gland. Adrenomedullin-immunoreactive cell bodies were found in the paraventricular, supraoptic and infundibular nuclei of the hypothalamus. Both(More)