Yoshinori Ohkura

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We examined pharmacological profiles of KT3-671, 2-propyl-8-oxo-1-[(2'-(1H-tetrazole-5-yl) biphenyl-4-yl)methyl]- 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-cycloheptimidazole, a newly synthesized nonpeptide angiotensin II (AII) receptor antagonist in various in vitro and in vivo studies. KT3-671 displaced specific binding of [125I]Sar1 Ile8-AII to AT1 receptor with a Ki value of(More)
Although various noninvasive methods have been used to detect vasospasm, none of them are sensitive enough for patients with sporadic attacks. Since abnormal fatty acid metabolism is observed in ischemic myocardium, 123I-beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP), a radiolabeled fatty acid analog, has recently been proposed as a useful tracer for(More)
Long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) are one of the major cardiac energy substrates, so understanding LCFA metabolism may help in elucidating the mechanisms of various heart diseases. CD36 is a multifunctional membrane glycoprotein that acts not only as a receptor for thrombospondin, collagen and oxidized low density lipoprotein but also as a receptor for LCFA. We(More)
CD36 is a multifunctional membrane-type receptor glycoprotein that reacts with oxidized low-density lipoprotein and long-chain fatty acid (LCFA). A patient presented with hereditary hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and type I CD36 deficiency (neither platelets nor monocytes expressed CD36) but showed no myocardial LCFA accumulation. CD36 was expressed in(More)
We describe three males with X-linked SCID (X-SCID) who were successfully treated by reduced-intensity SCT from unrelated cord blood (CB). Mean age at transplant was 5.7 months (range, 3–9 months). Pre-transplant conditioning for all patients consisted of fludarabine (FLU) (30 mg/m2 per day) from day −7 to day −2 (total dose 180 mg/m2) and BU 4 mg/kg per(More)
BACKGROUND S-equol is known as an estrogenic substance, but its ability to restore vascular endothelial function is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of S-equol on endothelial function and intimal thickening under isoflavone- and estrogen-deficient circumstances. METHODS Twelve-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
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