Yoshiki Sakai

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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)
RATIONALE Although prostacyclin is recognized as a therapeutic breakthrough for pulmonary hypertension, it needs continuous infusion because of its short action. Therefore, we developed a new drug delivery system for prostacyclin. We prepared ONO-1301MS, a novel sustained-release prostacyclin analog polymerized with poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that mice disrupted with the cyclooxygenase-2 gene showed much more severe liver damage compared with wild-type mice after liver injury, and prostaglandins (PGs) such as PGE(1/2) and PGI(2) have decreased hepatic injury, but the mechanisms by which prostaglandins exhibit protective action on the liver have yet to be(More)
ONO-1301MS is a compound that acts as a prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane A2 synthase inhibitory activity. We investigated the effect of ONO-1301MS on myocardial remodeling in murine cardiac allografts. The hearts of Balb/c mice were transplanted into C3H/He mice (a full allomismatch combination) to assess acute rejection or C57BL/6 hearts into(More)
Whereas the main interest in most existing data mining approaches has been sequence data on a single type of object, namely attribute data, real-world databases store information about multiple relationships between various classes of objects. The modeling of these general relational data (GRD) plays an important role in eliciting knowledge across multiple(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 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)
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)
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)
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)