Yoshiko Terada

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PURPOSE To develop a model of verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) for experimental choroidal neovascularization CNV in the rat. METHODS A laser injury model was used to induce experimental CNV in rats. The transit and accumulation of the photosensitizer verteporfin was assessed angiographically in CNV lesions, to determine the optimal time for delivery(More)
A collaborative study was conducted by 30 laboratories that participated in the Behavioral Teratology Meeting in Japan. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats from four breeders were orally administrated 200 mg/kg of phenytoin each day from day 10 to day 14 of gestation. The offspring were tested for behavioral teratogenic effects at various ages. The effects were(More)
1 Introduction Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is one of the most critical diseases in view of its serious mortality and frequency of occurrence. Especially in Japan, aging population and recent changes in life styles, such as increasing intake of animal fat, are expected to bring about a more frequent occurrence of atherosclerotic lesions in coronary(More)
The post-tetanic hyperpolarizations (PTHPs) were recorded from the isolated bullfrog sciatic nerves using a modified vaseline gap method. Repetitive stimulation of tetrodotoxin-resistant (TTX-R) C-fibers produced frequency- and activity-dependent PTHPs. The ouabain solutions (0.1 mM), the solutions (0.1 mM ouabain + 2 mM tetraethylammonium (TEA)) and 5 mM(More)
The present study was carried out to examine the properties of A and C fibers in the bullfrog sciatic nerves by applying several agents through perfusing solutions between stimulating and recording electrodes. The compound action potentials (CAPs) of A beta and A delta fibers were tetrodotoxin (TTX)-sensitive and were abolished in Na(+)-free solution.(More)
The post-tetanic hyperpolarizations (PTHPs) of the fast and slow tetrodotoxin-resistant (TTX-R) C-fibers were recorded from isolated bullfrog sciatic nerves using a modified vaseline gap method. Under control solutions, the monophasic fast and slow TTX-R C-fibers compound action potentials (C-CAPs) increased in amplitude up to 133.9+/-17.9% (mean+/-SD; n =(More)
It has been shown that a test capsule originally designed as a simple and reliable aid to evaluate masticatory ability could help to identify the characteristics of chewing loops between individuals in evaluation of masticatory movement, and detect even a slight disorder in the stomatognathic system. In this study, the Sirognathograph(R) Analysing System(More)
The C fiber compound action potentials (C-CAPs) were studied for their properties with the vaseline gap method from the isolated bullfrog sciatic nerve. Two components (the fast and the slow C-CAPs) were found to be Na+ dependent and tetrodotoxin-resistant. The conduction velocities of the fast and the slow C-CAPs were 0.61 +/- 0.06 m/s (n = 13) and 0.42(More)
The sagittal incisal jaw movement during swallowing saliva was measured on 11 subjects (range: 24-30 years old) with "normal occlusion" by using a two-dimensional system applied infrared sensor. The duration of swallowing saliva and that of tooth contact were calculated with the program developed in our laboratory. The results obtained were as follows: 1.(More)
We investigated the swallowing of saliva on 11 adults with a normal tooth alignment and a normal occlusion. The envelope of sagittal incisal point movements of the mandible was analyzed by means of the infrared sensor system. Frankfurt horizontal plane was used as a reference plane. The following conclusions were obtained based on the experimental results.(More)