Yoshitaka Minami

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The origin and distribution of cerebral perivascular nerves containing nitric oxide, a short-acting messenger or neurotransmitter, have been studied in the rat by histochemistry for reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase activity, a specific marker for neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Positively stained nerve fibers were distributed(More)
Several reports suggest that a chronic inflammatory process plays a key role in coronary artery plaque instability and subsequent occlusive thrombosis. In a previous study, we found that TLR4 (Toll-like receptor 4) mediates the synthesis of cytokines in circulating monocytes of patients with AMI (acute myocardial infarction); however, it remains unclear(More)
Both hypertension and coronary artery spasm (CAS) are associated with endothelial dysfunction. Thus, a higher incidence of CAS is expected in hypertensive patients. We evaluated the impact of hypertension on CAS with intracoronary acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test. A total of 986 patients (685 hypertensive patients vs 301 normotensive patients) who(More)
Because of a huge variety of biological studies focused on different targets, i.e., from molecules to ecosystem, data produced and used in each field is also managed independently so that it is difficult to know the relationship among them. We aim to build a data hub with LOD to connect data in different biological fields to enhance search and use of data(More)
The fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4), one of the most abundant proteins in adipocytes, has been reported to have a proinflammatory function in macrophages. However, the physiological role of FABP4, which is constitutively expressed in adipocytes, has not been fully elucidated. Previously, we demonstrated that FABP4 was involved in the regulation of(More)
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