Yumiko Yonezawa

Learn More
Human fetal skin fibroblasts (TIG-3S) were found to migrate into a denuded area in a cell monolayer when cultured in both serum-depleted and serum-supplemented media, unlike adult-donor skin fibroblasts which migrated well only when cultured in serum-supplemented medium. Therefore, a series of experiments was carried out to determine whether autocrine(More)
Since the migration of human fetal skin fibroblasts into a denuded area of a cell monolayer has been demonstrated to be serum-independent (fetal phenotype), whereas that of adult-donor skin fibroblasts is serum-dependent (adult phenotype), a study was carried out to determine at which life stage the fetal-adult phenotype transition, in terms of serum(More)
The migration of human lung and skin fibroblasts was determined during in vitro aging and in vivo cellular senescence by measuring their migration from the edge of a denuded area of a monolayer. The migration of human fetal lung fibroblasts (TIG-1 and TIG-3) decreased only very slightly with increasing passage, whereas the migration of human fetal skin(More)
The serotonin content of platelets, serum and plasma from rats of various ages was examined. In male rats, platelet serotonin content, which was about 0.65 nmol/10(8) platelets at young age (6-7 months), increased slightly at middle age (12-14 months) but decreased markedly at old age (25-26 months). Significant difference (P less than 0.05) was observed(More)
We carried out a study to determine whether serum from old human subjects inhibited cell proliferation. The results showed that serum from old subjects of either sex did not greatly inhibit the proliferation of human fetal lung fibroblast TIG-1 cells, even when serum from subjects in their 80s was used. The same results were obtained when the effects of(More)
In order to clarify the environmental factors modulating cell migration, we investigated the effects of human serum on cell migration, and found that serum from adult donors strongly (by 48%) suppressed the migration of human fetal skin fibroblasts into a denuded area in a cell monolayer. Human serum from old donors inhibited cell migration more strongly(More)
A study was carried out to determine whether human serum from older subjects inhibited cell migration. Sera of both sexes from subjects in their 60s (60-64 years) tended to be more inhibitory (8-14%) to the migration of human fetal lung fibroblasts, TIG-1, than serum from subjects in their 20s (20-29 years). In the case of females, the effects of serum on(More)
Recent development of an automated contour tracking (ACT) method using the energy minimization principle provides automated edge detection and tracking of the endocardial boundary of the left ventricle, without tracing a region of interest. This study determined whether left ventricular filling indexes obtained from the ACT method provide a reliable(More)
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an alternative to dipyridamole or adenosine in thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy. However, the optimal dose of ATP has not been determined. A Doppler guide wire study showed the coronary flow velocity at a dose of 0.15 mg/kg of ATP was equal or higher than that at 0.14 mg/kg of adenosine or 0.56 mg/kg of dipyridamole. ATP(More)