Yoshiki Sakai

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BACKGROUND The cardiac support device supports the heart and mechanically reduces left ventricular (LV) diastolic wall stress. Although it has been shown to halt LV remodeling in dilated cardiomyopathy, its therapeutic efficacy is limited by its lack of biological effects. In contrast, the slow-release synthetic prostacyclin agonist ONO-1301 enhances(More)
BACKGROUND ONO-1301, a novel sustained-release prostacyclin agonist, has an anti-fibrotic effect on the lungs, heart, and kidneys that is partly associated with the induction of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). This study examined the anti-fibrotic effect of ONO-1301 on chronic pancreatitis (CP) progression. METHODS CP was induced in rats in vivo by(More)
OBJECTIVES ONO-1301 was developed as a novel long-acting prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane synthase inhibitory activity. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic time window of oral ONO-1301 and the effect of a single subcutaneous injection of ONO-1301-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres (ONO-1301 PLGA MS) on infarction volume,(More)
Airway remodeling in bronchial asthma results from chronic, persistent airway inflammation. The effects of the reversal of airway remodeling by drug interventions remain to be elucidated. We investigated the effects of ONO-1301, a novel prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane inhibitory activity, on the prevention and reversibility of airway remodeling in an(More)
It has been shown previously that administration of angiogenic growth factors as genes or proteins can augment collateral growth in ischaemic tissues. In the present study, we have investigated the effect of ONO-1301, a synthetic prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane-synthase-inhibitory activity, on expression of endogenous growth factors and angiogenesis.(More)
Tubulointerstitial injuries are crucial histological alterations that predict the deterioration of renal function in chronic kidney disease. ONO-1301, a novel sustained-release prostacyclin analog, accompanied by thromboxane synthase activity, exerts therapeutic effects on experimental pulmonary hypertension, lung fibrosis, cardiomyopathy, and myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVES Remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) is known to be associated with multiple pathologic changes that endogenous factors, such as hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), protect against. Although a clinically relevant delivery method of these factors has not been(More)
The balance between prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 (TXA2) plays an important role in pulmonary homeostasis. However, little information is available regarding the therapeutic potency of these prostanoids for pulmonary fibrosis. We have recently developed ONO-1301, a novel long-acting prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane synthase inhibitory activity. Thus(More)
RATIONALE The balance between prostacyclin and thromboxane plays an important role in the regulation of pulmonary vascular tone. Recently, we developed ONO-1301, a novel, long-acting prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane synthase inhibitory activity. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether modulation of prostacyclin/thromboxane balance by ONO-1301 ameliorates(More)
Aldosterone plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure by modulating the activity of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) that consists of α-, β-, and γ-subunits. Aldosterone induces a molecular weight shift of γENaC from 85 to 70 kDa that is necessary for the channel activation. In vitro experiments demonstrated that a dual cleavage(More)