Yoshifumi Torii

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The emetic effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-HT3 receptor agonists were investigated in the house musk shrew, Suncus murinus. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; i.p., i.v., s.c.) and 2-methyl-5-HT (2-Me-5HT; i.p.) but not 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (i.p.) or 5-ethoxytryptamine (i.p.) induced emesis with very short latency. Tropisetron (ICS 205-930, a(More)
We examined whether pegylated recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (PEG-rHuMGDF) is capable of improving thrombocytopenia and promoting thrombopoietic reconstitution following lethal irradiation and bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in mice. Immediately after receiving 10 Gy whole body irradiation (day 0), male C3H/HeN mice were(More)
We investigated in detail the effect of pegylated recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (PEG-rHuMGDF) on peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) mobilization in male BDF1 mice. Treatment with PEG-rHuMGDF for 5 d stimulated a striking expansion of the circulating levels of multiple types of colony-forming units in culture (CFU-c),(More)
Thrombopoietin (TPO), or megakaryocyte growth and development factor (MGDF), has been shown to potentiate the sensitivity of normal human platelets to various agonists in vitro. The present study investigated the functional and biochemical properties of platelets from mice rendered thrombocytopenic by sublethal irradiation with regard to the reactivity to(More)
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