Hideki Wanibuchi

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The present study was conducted to determine the carcinogenicity of dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) administered to male F344 rats in a 2 year bioassay. A total of 144 rats (10 weeks old at the start) were divided into four groups of 36 rats each. Groups 1-4 received DMA (purity 100%) at concentrations of 200, 50, 12.5 and 0 p.p.m. in the drinking water,(More)
Arsenicals are epidemiologically significant chemicals in relation to induction of urinary bladder cancer in man. In the present study, we investigated the dose-dependent promotion potential of dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), a major metabolite of inorganic arsenicals in mammals, for rat urinary bladder carcinogenesis. In experiment 1, 6-week-old male F344 rats(More)
Until recently it has been generally considered that genotoxic carcinogens have no threshold in exerting their potential for cancer induction. However, the nonthreshold theory can be challenged with regard to assessment of cancer risk to humans. In the present study we show that a food derived, genotoxic hepatocarcinogen,(More)
Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs), Akt, and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) are on signal transduction pathways triggered by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expressions of these peptides and to correlate the level of EGFR expression with downstream-activated(More)
Arsenic is a well-documented human carcinogen, and contamination with this heavy metal is of global concern, presenting a major issue in environmental health. However, the mechanism by which arsenic induces cancer is unknown, in large part due to the lack of an appropriate animal model. In the present set of experiments, we focused on dimethylarsinic acid(More)
BACKGROUND To date, little proteomic information has been available from the glomeruli of diabetic patients, possibly due to the clinical limitations of renal biopsy in diabetic patients and insufficient quantities of such specimens for proteome analysis. The purpose of the present study was to identify altered protein expression profiles in diabetic(More)
Urinary bladder urothelium as well as cells in the microenvironment of lamina propria (endothelial elements, fibroblasts and lymphocytes) demonstrate a number of responses to chronic persistent long-term, low-dose ionizing radiation (IR). Thus, oxidative stress occurs, accompanied by up-regulation of at least two signaling pathways (p38 mitogen-activated(More)
2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), an abundant food-derived heterocyclic amine (HCA), has attracted particular attention as a human colon carcinogen. Humans are in fact exposed to continuous low doses of HCAs during lifetime. Therefore, we focused on rat large intestinal carcinogenicity of PhIP at levels that mimic practical human(More)
Epidemiological studies indicated that human arsenic exposure can induce urinary bladder cancer. Methylation of inorganic arsenic can generate more reactive and toxic organic arsenical species. In this regard, it was recently reported that the methylated arsenical metabolite, dimethylarsinic acid [DMA(V)], induced urinary bladder tumors in rats. However,(More)
Dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) is a major metabolite of inorganic arsenicals, which are epidemiologically significant chemicals in relation to liver cancer in mammals. The present study was conducted to determine the promoting effects of organic arsenicals related to DMA [monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) and trimethylarsine oxide (TMAO)] on rat liver carcinogenesis(More)