Hideaki Kabuto

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We investigated the modifications in endogenous antioxidant capacity and oxidative damage in the brain, liver, kidney and testis in mice exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental endocrine disrupter. Mice were exposed to BPA throughout embryonic/fetal life and during lactation by feeding their pregnant/lactating mothers BPA at 5 or 10 microg per(More)
Recent information suggests that free radicals are closely involved in the pathogenesis and/or progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). High-dose levodopa therapy has been suggested to increase oxidative stress, thereby accelerating the progression of PD. Based on this viewpoint, free radical scavenging, antioxidant and neuroprotective agents which may(More)
We evaluated the behavioral recovery of mice with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced lesions using a pole test. T(LA) (locomotor activity time) 1, 2, and 3 days after intracerebroventricular 6-OHDA injection (T(LA)(1-3D)) was correlated significantly with the levels of dopamine (DA), dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), and homovanillic acid (HVA) in the(More)
PURPOSE Intracortical injection of iron ion induces recurrent seizures and epileptic discharges in the electrocorticogram. This observation may be used as a model of posttraumatic epilepsy. The involvement of iron-mediated oxygen free radical species and neuronal lipid peroxidation in iron-induced seizure has been suggested. Melatonin exerts free radical(More)
We investigated the modifications in endogenous antioxidant capacity, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase, oxidative stress index, reduced glutathione (GSH), glutathione disulfide (GSSG), and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) in the brain, liver, kidney, and testes of mice under bisphenol A (BPA), an(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) from L-arginine (Arg) which has a guanidino group in its molecule. We examined the effect of 23 different Arg analogues on NOS activity in the rat brain. Though homoarginine, epsilon-guanidinocaproic acid and canavanine act as substrates of NOS, production of NO from them was lower than that(More)
The levels of nitric oxide (NO) and NO synthase (NOS) activities were compared in the brains of young adult (3 months old), aged (11 months old) and TJ-960 administered (11 months old) senescence accelerated mice (SAM), of which the SAMP8 substrain is inferior in acquisition of learning due to the abnormality of glutamatergic neurotransmission in the(More)
The levels of neurotransmitters and related metabolic enzyme activities in the brain of young-adult (3 months old), aged (11 months old) and nimodipine-administered (11 months old) senescence-accelerated mouse (SAM) were compared. Nimodipine, a calcium antagonist, was administered orally for 5 months. Acetylcholine (ACh), serotonin (5-HT) and dopamine (DA)(More)
In this study, we examined the effects of magnetic fields (MFs) on the generation of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in the mouse brain homogenates or phosphotidylcholine (PC) solution, incubated with FeCl(3) and/or H(2)O(2). Active oxygen species were generated and lipid peroxidation was induced in mouse brain homogenates by incubation with(More)
Intracortical injection of iron ions has been used to model post-traumatic epilepsy. The results obtained using these models suggest that oxidation of neural membranes by active oxygen free radicals may be involved in the etiology of post-traumatic epilepsy. This is a study of the effects of alpha-tocopheryl-L-ascorbate-2-O-phosphate diester potassium salt(More)