Yoshino Matsuo

Learn More
While the molecular structures of angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs) are very similar, they are also slightly different. Although each ARB has been shown to exhibit a unique mode of binding to AT1 receptor, different positions of the AT1 receptor have been analyzed and computational modeling has been performed using different(More)
Endothelial cells (ECs) are the critical cellular element responsible for postnatal angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) stimulates angiogenesis via the activation of kinase insert domain-containing receptor/fetal liver kinase-1 (KDR/Flk-1) in ECs. In addition, transactivation of KDR/Flk-1 by the bradykinin (BK) B2 receptor induces the(More)
Nonspecific cross-reacting antigens (NCAs) are a group of human glycoproteins immunologically cross-reactive with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Our previous studies have shown that at least seven NCA glycoproteins different in molecular weight and antigenic reactivity, including a species corresponding to CD67, can be detected in neutrophil granulocytes.(More)
Ryanodine receptor (RYR) is a Ca(2+) channel that mediates Ca(2+) release from intracellular stores. We have used RT-PCR analysis and examined its expression in primary peripheral mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in 164 hemopoietic cell lines. In PBMCs, type 1 RYR (RYR1) was expressed in CD19(+) B lymphocytes, but less frequently in CD3(+) T lymphocytes and in(More)
The development and progression of diabetic nephropathy is dependent on glucose homeostasis and many other contributing factors. In the present study, we examined the effect of nitecapone, an inhibitor of the dopamine-metabolizing enzyme catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) and a potent antioxidant, on functional and cellular determinants of renal function(More)
Small differences in the chemical structures of ligands can be responsible for agonism, neutral antagonism or inverse agonism toward a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). Although each ligand may stabilize the receptor conformation in a different way, little is known about the precise conformational differences. We synthesized the angiotensin II type 1(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that the calcium channel blocker (CCB) nifedipine-induced secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from human coronary smooth muscle cells (HCSMCs) promoted human coronary endothelial cell (HCEC) tube formation. Therefore, we analyzed whether other CCBs, azelnidipine and amlodipine, also induced the secretion(More)
  • 1