Yasutomo Hori

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We established a homologous sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to measure serum levels of canine ferritin. Our assay uses a rabbit anti-canine heart ferritin polyclonal antibody, and canine heart ferritin as a standard. Serum ferritin concentration in healthy dogs (n=163) was 789 ± 284 ng/ml (mean ± standard deviation), a value higher than(More)
Little is known about the influence of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in right ventricular remodeling. We investigated the effect of captopril, an ACE inhibitor, on MMP-2 and MMP-9 in monocrotaline-induced right ventricular hypertrophy. Six-week-old male Wistar rats were injected intraperitoneally with(More)
An epidemiological study on canine intestinal parasites was undertaken to evaluate changes in the prevalence among private household dogs from the Hachinohe region of Aomori prefecture, Japan, in 1997, 2002 and 2007, using the formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation technique. The risk of zoonotic transmission from household dogs to humans was also discussed.(More)
The present study is the first report that describes the national survey of intestinal parasites in private household dogs brought to veterinary clinics in Japan. A total of 2,365 fresh feces were collected. Giardia-specific coproantigen was examined by ELISA kit (SNAP® Giardia, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.; Maine, USA). Other intestinal parasites were(More)
The present study examined the prevalence of intestinal parasites in kittens from five pet shops in East Japan. Fresh faecal samples were collected from 555 kittens (aged 1-3 months) on a single occasion. The samples were tested for the presence of Giardia species coproantigen using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. Other(More)
The information needed to diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in dogs based on N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels is unclear. In this study, serial changes in plasma NT-proBNP and ANP concentrations were evaluated in association with the development of chronic embolic pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between myocardial performance index (MPI; also known as the Tei index) and cardiac function in anesthetized cats administered dobutamine. ANIMALS 6 adult cats. PROCEDURES Cats were anesthetized by administration of propofol (6 mg/kg, IV), and anesthesia was maintained by administration of isoflurane. Heart rate(More)
Although transregulation between the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has been reported, it remains unclear whether sympathetic hyperactivity-induced matrix metalloproteinease (MMP) expression/activity and cardiac fibrosis are mediated by the mineralocorticoid receptor system. We investigated whether isoproterenol(More)
The detailed information between plasma N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and dogs with pulmonic stenosis (PS) is still unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical utility of measuring plasma NT-proBNP concentrations in dogs with PS and to determine whether plasma NT-proBNP concentration could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether measurement of plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentration could be used to identify heart disease in dogs and to assess disease severity in affected dogs. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 37 healthy dogs and 78 dogs with heart disease. PROCEDURES Dogs were divided into 5 groups on the basis of plasma ANP(More)