Atsuko Kawasaki

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Metallothionein (MT) is a low-molecular-mass, cysteine-rich metal binding protein thought to be involved in the detoxification of heavy metals and scavenging of free radicals. MT is directly induced not only by heavy metals, but also by hormones and cytokines. The present study, which uses mice with genetic deletions of the MT proteins (MT(-/-) mice), was(More)
Macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) plays an important role in the proliferation and differentiation of mononuclear phagocytes. The present study investigates the effect of zinc on M-CSF expression in MC3T3-E1 and L929 cells. Zinc dose-dependently increased M-CSF mRNA levels. The time-course of zinc-induced M-CSF mRNA expression peaked at 6 h.(More)
Economic evaluation of drugs is used in decision-making on medical care and public policy. Recently, real-world data (RWD) have been used in the analysis. In this study, we discuss the risk and benefits of using RWD for economic evaluation. We conducted a cost-outcome description with RWD from a nationwide registry providing information on hepatitis(More)
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