Yoshika Saijo

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To clarify the action of a novel endothelin-1 with 31 amino acids, ET-1 (1-31), on fetal circulation, its vasoconstrictive activity on human umbilical and uterine arteries was investigated in comparison with that of a conventional ET-1 (1-21). UFER micro-easy magnus was used for determination of vasoconstriction. The contraction of umbilical artery by KCl(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the human mast cell chymase-endothelin-1(1-31) system was present in human myometrium, chorion and umbilical cord in normal pregnancy. METHODS Myometrium, placenta and umbilical cord were obtained from five normal pregnant women and 10 with preeclampsia. Each tissue was stained with antibodies against hMC and ET-1(1-31).(More)
We have suggested that a novel endothelin-1 with 31 amino acids [ET-1 (1-31)] plays an important role in fetal circulation, owing to a strong contractile activity on the umbilical artery. To clarify the pathophysiological significance of ET-1 (1-31) in the development of severe preeclampsia, its contractile activities on human umbilical arteries and uterine(More)
Studies were made on the diabetic state and the pathogenesis of myocardial disorders in KK mice with the following results: (1) KK mice showed glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia and hyperlipidemia; (2) their electrocardiograms (ECGs) showed a marked left-axis deviation of the QRS vector; (3) they showed epicardial calcification and myocardial disorders;(More)
The distribution of norepinephrine (NE), cyclic AMP (cAMP) and cyclic GMP (cGMP) and the activities of related enzymes in the atrioventricular (A-V) conducting tissue of the bovine heart were examined. The concentration of NE in the atrium was about twice that in the ventricle. In the A-V conducting tissue, the concentration of NE was highest in the(More)
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