Akira Tsujita

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The effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on the levels of chemical mediators in peritoneal exudate cells, spleen and lung, and the concentration of immunoglobulins in mesenteric lymph node and splenic lymphocytes and in serum were examined in rats. After feeding diets containing either 0 (control), 0.5 or 1.0% CLA for 3 wk, there was a trend toward a(More)
An adult Japanese man (A) entered a pit to remove sludge in a drainage pipe at a dye works in Japan. When he took off a joint of the pipe, the sludge in the pipe flowed into the pit. As he suddenly lost consciousness, three colleagues (B, C, D) entered the pit to rescue him. All of these (A, B, C and D) lost consciousness in the pit, and died soon after the(More)
We devised a sensitive and simple method for determination of bromide in whole blood and urine from humans using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Bromide was alkylated with pentafluorobenzyl p-toluenesulphonate in the mixture of acetone and phosphate buffer (pH 6.8). The derivative obtained was analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with(More)
Feeding sesamin and alpha-tocopherol in combination, both at the 0.5% dietary level, to Sprague-Dawley rats for 3 weeks resulted in a trend toward decreasing the proportion of 20:4n-6 and 22:5n-6 and increasing that of 18:2n-6 in phosphatidylcholine from various tissues, suggesting interference with the metabolism of linoleic acid. This dietary manipulation(More)
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