Toyofumi Kusaka

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The present study was undertaken to characterize the in vivo 1,4-dihydropyridine (DHP) receptor binding of long-acting 1,4-DHP calcium channel antagonists in the mesenteric artery and other tissues of SHR. In vivo specific binding of (+)-[3H]PN 200-110 in the SHR mesenteric artery was significantly (36.6-49.7 %) reduced 1-8 h after oral administration of(More)
Two neoplastic human cell lines, WI-38 CT-1 and SUSM-1, which were transformed in vitro with gamma rays and 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide, respectively, grew continuously in a serum-free defined medium. The defined medium used was a 1:1 mixture by volume of Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium and Ham's F12 (DF) supplemented with 0.1% bovine serum albumin fraction(More)
1. A novel selective nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) peptide receptor antagonist, 1-[(3R,4R)-1-cyclooctylmethyl]-3-hydroxymethyl-4-piperidyl)-3-ethyl-1,3-dihydro-2H-benzimidazol-2-one (CompB), inhibited specific binding of [(3)H]N/OFQ to crude membranes from the rat brain and spinal cord in a concentration-dependent manner and their K(i) values were 7.11 and(More)
The present study was undertaken to characterize simultaneously [3H]nociceptin binding to opioid receptor-like 1 (ORL1) receptors in the rat brain and spinal cord. Specific binding of [3H]nociceptin to crude membranes from the rat brain and spinal cord at 25 degrees C was saturable, reversible and of high affinity, and it also exhibited a pharmacological(More)
Biochemical study on the metabolism of murine leprosy bacilli was first com menced by Hanks (1951). According to his report, the hydrogen transfer capacity of the bacilli was so feeble that only 0.8ƒÊmole of TTC (Triphenyl Tetrazolium Chloride) was reduced per mg nitrogen of the bacilli after 24 hours' incubation at 37•Ž. Soon after, Gray (1952) has found(More)
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