Eriko Taniai

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To investigate liver tumor-promoting potentials of indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and flutamide (FLU), changes in mRNA expression of Cyp1a and genes encoding antioxidant/detoxifying enzymes in the liver, 6-week-old male F344 rats were subjected to medium-term liver bioassay. β-Naphthoflavone (BNF), a strong CYP1A inducer, was also used for comparison. Two weeks(More)
Reelin signaling plays a role in neuronal migration and positioning during brain development. To clarify the effect of systemic growth retardation on the distribution of Reelin-expressing interneurons in the hilus of the hippocampal dentate gyrus, pregnant rats were fed a synthetic diet with either a normal (20% casein) or low (10% casein) protein(More)
To examine whether developmental exposure to acrylamide (AA) impairs neuronal development, pregnant Sprague–Dawley rats were treated with AA at 0, 25, 50 or 100 ppm in drinking water from gestational day 6 until weaning on postnatal day 21. Offspring were immunohistochemically examined at the end of exposure. We investigated the expression of Reelin (a(More)
We have recently shown that maternal exposure to acrylamide (AA) impaired neurogenesis in rat offspring measured by the increase in interneurons producing reelin, a molecule regulating migration and correct positioning of developing neurons, in the hippocampal dentate gyrus. To clarify the cellular target of AA on hippocampal neurogenesis and its(More)
To elucidate the role of metal-related molecules in hepatocarcinogenesis, we examined immunolocalization of transferrin receptor (Tfrc), ceruloplasmin (Cp) and metallothionein (MT)-1/2 in relation to liver cell foci positive for glutathione-S-transferase placental form (GST-P) in the early stage of tumor promotion by fenbendazole (FB), phenobarbital,(More)
The present study investigated the involvement of signaling of phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN)/protein kinase B (Akt) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) as well as receptor tyrosine kinases in the tumor promotion processes in a two-stage hepatocarcinogenesis model using male F344 rats. The cellular localization of(More)
We have previously reported that renal carcinogens examined in rats increase tubular cell proliferation and topoisomerase (Topo) IIα(+) cells. The present study was aimed at identifying early prediction markers of carcinogens after 28-day treatment in rats. Following gene expression screening by microarrays in renal tubules with renal carcinogens,(More)
Some hepatocarcinogens induce cytomegaly, which reflects aberrant cell cycling and increased ploidy, from the early stages of administration to animals. To clarify the regulatory molecular mechanisms behind cell cycle aberrations related to the early stages of hepatocarcinogenesis, we performed gene expression analysis using microarrays and real-time(More)
Fenofibrate (FF) has previously been shown to induce hepatocellular neoplasia in a conventional mouse bioassay (NDA 1993), but there has been no report to examine the carcinogenic susceptibility of rasH2 mice to this chemical. In the present study, male rasH2 mice were subjected to a two-thirds partial hepatectomy (PH), followed by an N-diethylnitrosamine(More)
To clarify the involvement of signaling of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β during the hepatocarcinogenesis, the immunohistochemical distribution of related molecules was analyzed in relation with liver cell lesions expressing glutathione S-transferase placental form (GST-P) during liver tumor promotion by fenbendazole, phenobarbital, piperonyl butoxide,(More)