Daisuke Ando

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Sjögren's syndrome is a human autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of salivary and lacrimal glands, hypergammaglobulinemia, and specific autoantibodies. The accessibility of the salivary gland to biopsy provides an opportunity to study cytokine mRNA expression at the site of organ-specific immune damage. Using reverse transcriptase(More)
The validity of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ), one of the measures used to assess parental child feeding practices and attitudes, has been confirmed in American populations. We used confirmatory factor analysis to test the validity and factor structure of the translated version of the CFQ among parents of Japanese elementary school children. The(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether genetic polymorphisms of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene are associated with open angle glaucoma (OAG) in the Japanese population. METHODS Genomic DNA was examined in a cohort of 310 Japanese patients with OAG and 179 control subjects. The average age was 63.5+/-14.4 years (mean+/-SD) for the OAG patients and 65.5+/-11.6 years(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the gender differences in the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and later growth in childhood. DESIGN Ongoing prospective cohort study, which is called 'the Project Koshu', initiated in the foetal stage to the age of 9-10 years. SETTING Koshu City which was in Japanese rural area. PARTICIPANTS The(More)
Habitat edges are considered to have an important role in determining the abundance of deer in forest landscapes, but to our knowledge there are few lines of evidence indicating that forest edge enhances the vital rate of deer. We examined pregnancy of female sika deer in Boso peninsula, central Japan, and explored how forest edges, food availability in(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined detailed time-course changes in the irisin response to acute exercise using different exercise modes. METHODS In experiment 1, seven healthy males rested for 12h (8:00-20:00) to determine the diurnal variation in plasma irisin concentration. In experiment 2, 10 healthy males conducted three exercises to clarify time-course changes(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate exercise intervention efficacy for the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia in the elderly. METHODS We conducted a systematic literature search of randomized controlled trials in the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report (before 2007), Pubmed, the Cochrane database, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi (January 2006 to August(More)
We investigated the relation between the vitamin D receptor (VDR) genotype and bone mass including the effect of exercise history as a measure of physical activity. BUA (broadband ultrasound attenuation), SOS (speed of sound) and Stiffness index of the calcaneus were measured using an ultrasound bone densitometer in 105 Japanese young adult women (age:(More)
The vasa genes are expressed in the germ cell lineage in many organisms, but their expression patterns show large variations. Recent studies suggest that vasa transcripts are involved in germ cell lineage development. In this paper, we isolated the vasa cDNA clone from a teleost, shiro-uo, Leucopsarion petersii and examined its expression pattern during(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that a number of factors related to maternal lifestyle during early pregnancy, including smoking, are associated with childhood obesity at 5 years of age. In the present study, we investigated whether the association with maternal smoking persisted to the age of 9-10 years. METHODS The study population comprised children(More)