Yoshitaka Yoshizawa

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Oxidative stress is considered to be a key mechanism of hepatocellular injury and disease progression in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The transcription factor Nrf2 (nuclear factor-erythroid-2-related factor 2) plays a central role in stimulating expression of various antioxidant-associated genes in the cellular defense against(More)
The effects of the kappa-opioid receptor agonist, TRK-820, (-)-17-(cyclopropylmethyl)-3, 14beta-dihydroxy-4, 5alpha-epoxy-6beta-[N-methyl-trans-3-(3-furyl) acrylamido] morphinan hydrochloride, on the itch sensation were compared with those of histamine H1 receptor antagonists, using the mouse pruritogen-induced scratching model. Peroral administration of(More)
Keap1 protein acts as a cellular sensor for oxidative stresses and regulates the transcription level of antioxidant genes through the ubiquitination of a corresponding transcription factor, Nrf2. A small molecule capable of binding to the Nrf2 interaction site of Keap1 could be a useful medicine. Here, we report two crystal structures, referred to as the(More)
Glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is a major collagen receptor on the platelet surface that recognizes the glycine-proline-hydroxyproline (GPO) sequence in the collagen molecule and plays a crucial role in thrombus formation. Inhibitors that block the interaction of GPVI with collagen have potential for use as antithrombotic drugs. For low molecular weight drug design(More)
GPVI is a key receptor for collagen-induced platelet activation. Loss or inhibition of GPVI causes only mildly prolonged bleeding times but prevents arterial thrombus formation in animal models. Therefore, GPVI is considered to be a potent target molecule for therapy of thrombotic diseases. Recently, it was reported that the AT(1)-receptor antagonist(More)
S Activation of UTP-Sensitive P2Y2 Receptor Induces the Expression of Cholinergic Genes in Cultured Cortical Neurons: A Signaling Cascade Triggered by Ca Mobilization and Extracellular Regulated Kinase Phosphorylation Roy C. Y. Choi, Glanice K. Y. Chu, Nina L. Siow, Amanda W. Y. Yung, Lisa Y. Yung, Pinky S. C. Lee, Christopher C. W. Lo, Joseph Simon, Tina(More)
We aimed to create a novel and potent α(1L)-adrenoceptor agonist because such agonists are possible drug candidates for stress urinary incontinence. We used ligand-based drug design and evaluated the α(1L)-adrenoceptor agonist activity of the designed compounds. Among them, tetrahydroquinoline derivative 50 showed the most potent activity (ratio of(More)
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