Yukinori Okazaki

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We examined the bone turnover and bone mass in adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats and assessed the effects of indomethacin in this model. One hundred ten SD rats, 6 weeks of age, were assigned to 11 groups and injected with adjuvant or solvent in the right foot. Adjuvant-injected rats were orally administered indomethacin at doses of 0 (vehicle), 0.1 (low),(More)
We report a patient who presented with colicky abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena following a blunt abdominal injury sustained in an automobile accident. Serologic tests suggested liver dysfunction and computed tomography (CT) revealed dilatation of the intrahepatic bile duct. Duodenoscopy demonstrated hemobilia originating from the duodenal papilla of(More)
BACKGROUND It is controversial as to whether nicorandil would have cardioprotective effects in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are undergoing reperfusion therapy. A meta-analysis was performed to study the impacts of nicorandil on functional outcomes after AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS Randomized prospective cohort or retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) assesses myocardial viability at the early stage of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but its assessment is subjective and variable. Automated function image (AFI) determines global longitudinal peak strain (GLPS) based on tissue tracking technique. The ability of GLPS obtained by AFI during(More)
This multi-center, prospective, open-label, observational study evaluated the effects of once-monthly minodronate (50 mg) on treatment persistence, bone turnover markers, bone mineral density, low back pain, and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in outpatients with osteoporosis previously treated with daily or weekly bisphosphonate products. The purposes of(More)
Diethyldithiocarbamate, an inhibitor of Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase, was recently found to be ulcerogenic in the rat stomach, and active oxygen species were found to be responsible for its ulcerogenicity. To clarify which active oxygen species play a role in ulcerogenesis, the effects of various scavengers and iron-chelators were studied. As superoxide(More)
We examined the effects of a monocolonal anti-human gp130 antibody (GPX7), which is known to inhibit interleukin-6 (IL-6) and leukemia inhibitory factor-mediated responses in human cells on the bone metabolism in normal and ovariectomized (OVX), 7-month-old, Wistar rats for 8 weeks. After confirming the cross-reactivity of the antibody in suppressing the(More)
1Gene Bank, RIKEN Tsukuba Life Science Center, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba Ibaraki, 305, Japan 2Department of Bioscience, National Cardiovascular Center, Research Institute, 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita Osaka, 565, Japan 3Research Center for Molecular Genetics, Hokkaido University, 8 Chome Kita 10 Jou, Kitaku(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Histological typing of gastric cancer is important for determining the treatment strategy and predicting the prognosis. We compared the histological types obtained by endoscopic forceps biopsy with the finally determined histological types of surgically resected specimens to investigate the reliability of histologically typing gastric cancer(More)
We have constructed the linkage map with precise genetic analysis of the Syrian hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, according to the restriction landmark genomic scanning (RLGS) spot mapping method. Although only 3.2–6.6% of the total RLGS spots between the two strains, ACN and BIO 14.6, showed genetic variance, 572 loci were found to be polymorphic. Out of 569(More)