Yuichi Yageta

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Imidafenacin (CAS 170105-16-5, KRP-197, ONO-8025) is an antagonist for the muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptor currently under development for the treatment of overactive bladder. Affinities of imidafenacin and other drugs for muscarinic ACh receptor subtypes were investigated by examining inhibitory effects on ACh release in the rat urinary bladder and(More)
Imidafenacin (CAS 170105-16-5, KRP-197, ONO-8025) has been developed for the treatment of overactive bladder as a new anti-cholinergic with high affinities for muscarinic acetylcholine M3 and M1 receptors. The pharmacological profiles of imidafenacin on the urinary bladder function by determining carbamylcholine (CCh)-induced decrease in bladder capacity(More)
Influenza virus is a common respiratory tract viral infection. Although influenza can be fatal in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, its pathogenesis is not fully understood. The Nrf2-mediated antioxidant system is essential to protect the lungs from oxidative injury and inflammation. In the present(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and lethal disorder. Although the precise mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis are not fully understood, oxidant/antioxidant and Th1/Th2 balances may play an important role in many of the processes of inflammation and fibrosis. The transcription factor Nrf2 acts as a critical regulator for various inflammatory and(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. Peroxiredoxin (Prx) I is a cellular antioxidant enzyme induced under stress conditions. In the present study, the protective effects of Prx I on the development of bleomycin-induced acute pulmonary inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis were investigated(More)
Nociceptin, the endogenous peptide ligand for opioid receptor like-1 (ORL1) receptor, has been implicated in the inflammation and pain in the skin. We examined whether nociceptin is a pruritogen in mice. Intradermal injections of nociceptin (1-100 nmol per site) concentration dependently increased scratching in ICR mice; the effect started within 1 min,(More)
The present study was conducted to determine whether cutaneous itch involves mu-opioid receptors in either of the spinal cord or lower brainstem or in both regions in mice. An intraplantar injection of serotonin hydrochloride (100 nmol/site) induced biting, an itch-related behavior. The behavior was inhibited by subcutaneous (0.3-1 mg/kg) and intracisternal(More)
In refractory asthma, neutrophils, rather than eosinophils, often predominate in the airways. Neutrophilic airway inflammation appears to be resistant to steroids and may be related to the Th17, rather than the Th2, cytokine milieu. However, the role of GATA-3 and RORγt, transcription factors for Th2 and Th17 cell differentiation, respectively, in the(More)
The common adverse effect of centrally-injected mu-opioid receptor (mu-OR) agonists is pruritus. This study was conducted using mice to examine whether different subtypes of mu-OR would be responsible for pruritus and analgesia. Intracisternal injections of morphine and morphine-6beta-glucronide (M6G), but not M3G, produced an antinociceptive effect.(More)
(-)-6-(7-Methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-4-yl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydropyridazin-3(2H)-one (KCA-1490) exhibits moderate dual PDE3/4-inhibitory activity and promises as a combined bronchodilatory/anti-inflammatory agent. N-alkylation of the pyridazinone ring markedly enhances potency against PDE4 but suppresses PDE3 inhibition. Addition of a(More)