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The effect of polaprezinc, a chelate compound consisting of zinc ion and L-carnosine, on abnormalities of taste sensation induced by feeding a zinc-deficient diet to rats was examined by using the two-bottle preference test (quinine hydrochloride as a bitter taste and sodium chloride as a salty taste). Rats were fed either a zinc-deficient or a(More)
The effects of prostacyclin (PGI2) on transepithelial potential difference (PD) and sodium transport were examined in rabbit cortical collecting tubules (CCT) perfused in vitro. Addition of PGI2 (10-6M) to the bathing medium, which was bubbled with 95% O2 - 5% CO2, caused a reversible decrease in PD averaging 49 +/- 9.4(SE)%. Maximal effect was evident(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) activation plays a role in repairing injured DNA, while its overactivation is involved in various diseases, including neuronal degradation. In the present study, we investigated the use of a PARP inhibitor, 3,4-dihydro-5-[4-(1-piperidinyl)butoxy]-1(2H)-isoquinolinone (DPQ), whether methylmercury-induced cell death in the(More)
Gastrin is known to enhance the growth of pancreatic carcinoma via the cholecystokinin (CCK)-2/gastrin receptor. We investigated the anti-tumor effect of Z-360 (calcium bis [(R)-(−)-3-[3-{5-cyclohexyl-1-(3,3-dimethyl-2-oxo-butyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-benzo[b][1,4]diazepin-3-yl}ureido]benzoate]), a novel orally active CCK-2 receptor antagonist alone(More)
A 23-year-old female presented with a reddish-brown dome-shaped hyperkeratotic nodule of 11 × 10 mm on the left lower leg. Dermoscopic examination demonstrated a prominent whitish scaly area with ring-like appearance, pinkish-white structureless areas, a few milia-like cysts, dotted and glomerular vessels, and light brown globules. The lesion was completely(More)
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