Yoshiyuki Tsunoda

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Microspectrofluorometry of fura-2 was utilized to monitor [Ca2+]i in single acinar cells stimulated with a cholinergic agonist and cholecystokinin. A similar amplitude of agonist induced Ca mobilization between single cell and populational approaches was observed. New findings in single cells not observable in populations of cells include: 1) the(More)
Using residue arithmetic it is possible to perform additions, subtractions, multiplications, and polynomial evaluation without the necessity for carry operations. Calculations can, therefore, be performed in a fully parallel manner. Several different optical methods for performing residue arithmetic operations are described. A possible combination of such(More)
Intracellular distribution of cytoplasm-free Ca2+ concentrations ((Ca2+)i) and dynamic changes during stimulation of viable hair cells were studied using digital imaging microscopy and the Ca2(+)-sensitive dye fura-2. (Ca2+)i was visualized on pseudo-colour images and three-dimensional computer graphics. In the resting state, the intra-cellular distribution(More)
Brain metastasis from colorectal cancer is infrequent and carries a poor prognosis. Herein, we present a patient alive 10 years after the identification of a first brain metastasis from sigmoid colon cancer. A 39-year-old woman underwent sigmoidectomy for sigmoid colon cancer during an emergency operation for pelvic peritonitis. The pathological finding was(More)
Ca2+ influx from the extracellular space in nonexcitable cells occurs via receptor-operated and refilling processes. However, they showed different characteristics with respect to the Mn2+ permeability, depletion of intracellular Ca2+ stores, and sensitivity to the K+ ionophore valinomycin in rat pancreatic acinar cells. While Mn2+ did not enter into the(More)
Fetal and neonatal hypoxia is suggested as a noticeable risk factor related to the occurrence of subependymal hemorrhages. To investigate the cause of newborn subependymal hemorrhages, a 0 day old newborn rabbit was exposed to either 5 or 10 minutes hypoxia by N2 box. After exposure, the brain was observed by optical and electric microscope using(More)
The characteristics underlying cytosolic free calcium oscillation were evaluated by superfused dual wave-length microspectrofluorometry of fura-2-loaded single acinar cells from rat pancreas. Application of a physiological concentration of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK) (20 pM) induced a small basal increase in cytosolic free calcium concentration(More)
Spatial and temporal changes of cytoplasmic free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) in single parietal cells of guinea pig were investigated with a digital imaging microscope equipped with a microspectrofluorometer, using a Ca2+-sensitive dye, fura-2. Intracellular distribution of [Ca2+]i was not homogeneous, but there were two kinds of [Ca2+]i gradient in the(More)