Yushi Imasato

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Lymphatic transport of docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA) acids given in the forms of triglyceride, ethyl ester of free acid and their effect on cholesterol transport was compared in lymph-cannulated rats. Lymphatic recovery of DHA and EPA given by stomach tube in the form of triglyceride in which they were mainly located at the 2-position was(More)
Lymphatic transport of alpha-, gamma- and delta-tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol was measured in thoracic duct-cannulated rats. Animals were administered 3 ml of a test emulsion containing 200 mg sodium taurocholate, 50 mg fatty acid free-albumin, 200 mg fat and 100 mg of a mixture of tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol (Exp. 1) or 10 mg of purified alpha-,(More)
PURPOSE To examine the clinical use of PSP94 (prostate secretory protein of 94 amino acids) as an androgen independent marker, we conducted a comparative study of prostate samples including benign tissue and cancers which did and did not have androgen deprivation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 163 radical prostatectomy cases 75 had androgen deprivation(More)
While bermoprofen [(+-)-10,11-dihydro-alpha,8-dimethyl-11- oxodibenz[b,f]oxepin-2-acetic acid], a new nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID), has potent antipyretic and analgesic activities with a short biological half-life, it shows ulcerogenic activity as a side-effect like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A bermoprofen preparation was(More)
A(-)-epicatechin (EC) and (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) mixture and a mixture of their gallates (ECG and EGCG, respectively) markedly lowered lymphatic cholesterol absorption in rats with a cannulated thoracic duct. A mixture of ECG and EGCG was more effective in reducing cholesterol absorption than the EC and EGC mixture. These catechins also tended to(More)
We investigated the mechanism for the inhibition of fat digestion by chitosan, and the synergistic effect of ascorbate. The important inhibition characteristics of fat digestion by chitosan from observations of the ileal contents were that it dissolved in the stomach and then changed to a gelled form, entrapping fat in the intestine. The synergistic effect(More)
Several chitosan preparations, either with a comparable degree of deacetylation but differing viscosity or with comparable viscosity but a differing degree of deacetylation, were examined for their effect on the fecal fat excreted from rats fed on a high-fat diet. As the viscosity or deacetylation degree of a chitosan preparation increased, the more its(More)
To date, the rodent ventral prostate (VP) has been the focus of many studies on androgen action, less attention has been directed to the lateral prostate (LP) and the dorsal prostate (DP). The rodent VP has no clear homologous counterpart in the human prostate. The rodent LP and DP is the only prostate lobe comparable to the peripheral zone of the human(More)
The potential use of prostate secretory protein of 94 amino acids (PSP94) as a diagnostic biomarker or a therapeutic agent for prostate cancer has been reported. In order to establish an animal model to further elucidate on its biological role, we cloned the mouse PSP94 cDNA (approximately 500 bp) by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
The suitability of rats as an animal model for estimating the bioavailability of controlled-release granules in humans was investigated. Non-disintegrating granules (diameter of 0.8 mm; specific gravity of 0.9-1.85) were used as a model preparation. Twenty granules were administered to fed rats, fasted rats and rats given soft food, and the number of(More)