Fumitaka Miyatake

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Aldehydes produced under various environmental stresses can cause cellular injury in plants, but their toxicology in photosynthesis has been scarcely investigated. We here evaluated their effects on photosynthetic reactions in chloroplasts isolated from Spinacia oleracea L. leaves. Aldehydes that are known to stem from lipid peroxides inactivated the CO2(More)
Both APP and PS-1 are causal genes for early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their mutation effects on cerebral Abeta deposition in the senile plaques were examined in human brains of 29 familial AD (23 PS-1, 6 APP) cases and 14 sporadic AD cases in terms of Abeta40 and Abeta42. Abeta isoform data were evaluated using repeated measures analysis(More)
Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), an index of lipid peroxidation, were assayed in postmortem brain. Basal TBARS levels were increased and oxidative stimulation produced more TBARS in AD relative to control brains. In addition, apolipoprotein E isoforms showed differing antioxidant activities, with E2 > E3 > E4, suggesting that the lowest(More)
We compared the distribution of an insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism of the gene coding for the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in 133 Japanese sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD) patients with 257 controls. The association between AD and ACE genotypes or alleles was found to be significant. The frequency of II genotypes was 1.4 times higher in AD(More)
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