Toshiya Hayashi

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The objective of this research was to investigate the effects of beef extract on fat metabolism, muscle mass and muscle fiber types in rats. We also investigated the synergetic effect of endurance exercise. Twenty-four male rats weighing about 270 g were assigned to two diets containing 0 or 6% beef extract (BE). Half the rats fed each diet were subjected(More)
S-myotrophin is a newly discovered muscle growth factor. Effects of crude S-myotrophin injection on the growth and morphology of skeletal muscle of normal, ScN and mdx mice were investigated in the present study. Total dose of crude S-myotrophin was 100 microg (100 microg protein/ml x 50 microl x 20 times). In the case of normal mice (Sea:ddY), body weight(More)
As in other salivary glands, the secretory cells of the sheep parotid have a resting K+ conductance that is dominated by BK channels, which are activated by acetylcholine (ACh) and are blocked by tetraethylammonium (TEA). Nevertheless, perfusion studies indicate that TEA does not inhibit ACh-evoked fluid secretion or K+ efflux from intact sheep parotid(More)
In our previous studies on sheep parotid secretory cells, we showed that the K+ current evoked by acetylcholine (ACh) was not carried by the high-conductance voltage- and Ca2+-activated K+ (BK) channel which is so conspicuous in unstimulated cells, notwithstanding that the BK channel is activated by ACh. Since several studies from other laboratories had(More)
Although acetylcholine (ACh) is able to activate voltage- and Ca2+-sensitive K+ (BK) channels in mouse mandibular secretory cells, our recent whole cell studies have suggested that these channels, like those in sheep parotid secretory cells, do not contribute appreciably to the conductance that carries the ACh-evoked whole cell K+ current. In the present(More)
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