Toru Fujii

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1. Low-voltage electrical stimulation (LVES) in skeletal muscle at a level far below the threshold of muscle contraction has been reported to promote local angiogenesis. However, the mechanism underlying the promotion of local angiogenesis by LVES has not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we evaluated whether angiogenic factors, such as vascular(More)
Females of a lichen moth, Barsine expressa (Arctiidae, Lithosiinae), which inhabit Iriomote Island in Japan, were captured by a black-light trap, and the pheromone gland extract was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) with an electroantennographic (EAG) detector, and by GC coupled with mass spectrometry. The females produced several EAG-active esters, and(More)
AIM Previous studies suggest the homeostasis between acquisition of tolerance to the indigenous microflora and protective immune responses appears to be disrupted in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some experimental studies indicate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) has been implicated as a regulator of intestinal inflammatory(More)
We provided psychological preparation to children who were hospitalized for endoscopy. We performed a multifaceted evaluation of the effects of the preparation to identify appropriate methods for individual children. The subjects were 20 children, ages 4 to 15 years (average 9.9 years), who were divided into 3 groups according to the preparation methods.(More)
— This study describes an approach to estimate the maximum friction between the pushbelt and pulley set in a mass-produced Continuously Variable Transmission. Up-to-date friction knowledge is useful to accurately determine the maximum transmittable torque and to monitor the variator condition. Besides standard sensors, torque signals are assumed to be(More)
All four stereoisomers of 10,14-dimethyloctadec-1-ene, a sex pheromone component of the apple leafminer (Lyonetia prunifoliella: Lepidoptera), were synthesized starting from (R)- and (S)-propylene oxide by applying stereospecific inversion of chiral secondary tosylates as a key step. Field evaluation showed that male moths of the Japanese population were(More)
The role of cytomegalovirus infection in triggering systemic lupus erythematosus remains a subject of debate. Here, we present a case of childhood systemic lupus erythematosus with concomitant cytomegalovirus infection, which sheds light on the relationship between these conditions and their treatment in pediatric patients. A 12-year-old Japanese girl with(More)
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