Yo Tsuda

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We compared the blocking effects of the local anesthetics, lidocaine and benzocaine, on the sodium current, using single rat ventricular cells to obtain further information about the voltage dependence and kinetics of local anesthetic interaction with cardiac sodium channels. We used a hybrid voltage clamp system which employed a suction pipette for passing(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has been shown to play an important role in a variety of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases. The inflammatory responses contribute to retinal neuronal degeneration. However, the role of MIF in the progression of retinal degeneration has not yet been elucidated. In this study, we determined whether(More)
Steroid hormones are thought to have a positive inotropic action, but the precise electrophysiological effects which underlie this positive inotropism remain unknown. The effects of hydrocortisone on the L-type calcium current (ICa) of the isolated guinea pig ventricular cells were investigated under the whole-cell voltage-clamp recording. Hydrocortisone(More)
We examined the effects of the serine protease inhibitor nafamostat mesilate on neuronal and vascular injury in rat retinas treated with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA). The degree of neuronal degeneration was assessed by measuring the number of cells in the ganglion cell layer and the thickness of the inner plexiform layer. The degree of capillary degeneration(More)
Unilateral (left eye) optic nerve hypoplasia was detected in a six-month-old male Beagle dog. Vision testing indicated that the left eye had poor vision and testing the pupillary light reflex showed the left eye to have an absence of the afferent pathway of the reflex but it had a normal efferent pathway. Ophthalmoscopy revealed a small-sized optic disc,(More)
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