Hiroko Katayama

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In order to understand the evolutionary aspects of the chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) structures in Rosaceous plants, a physical map of peach (Prunus persica cv. Hakuhou) cpDNA was constructed. Fourteen lambda phage clones which covered the entire sequence of the peach cpDNA were digested by restriction enzymes (SalI, XhoI, BamHI, SacI, and PstI) used singly or in(More)
A physical map of chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) of pear [Pyrus ussuriensis var. hondoensis (Nakai et Kikuchi) Rehder] was constructed using five restriction enzymes, SalI, XhoI, BamHI, SacI and PstI. This information will make it possible to investigate the phylogenetic relationships between Pyrus species. Pear cpDNA was found to be a circular molecule with a(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to establish an endometrial autograft model in rats that would allow for repetitive in vivo analyses of angiogenesis. Dienogest (DNG) is an orally active progestin used for the treatment of endometriosis. We investigated whether DNG would affect angiogenesis of the ectopic endometrium in our model. METHODS Mechanically isolated(More)
We have found that our operative technique of hemostasis in cases with massive bleeding from the placental removal site was useful during cesarean delivery. In addition, subsequent pregnancy occurred in 7 cases with uncomplicated outcomes. We describe our surgical technique and the patients’ outcomes. The data of patients who had undergone cesarean section(More)
The pulmonary absorption kinetics of a single molecular weight distribution (MWD) of fluorophore-labeled poly-alpha,beta-[N(2-hydroxyethyl)-DL-aspartamide] (F-PHEA), a hydrophilic and biocompatible synthetic polypeptide, were studied in the isolated, perfused rat lung (iprl) as functions of administered polymer concentration, dose, vehicle, and presence and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study measured serum and follicular fluid (FF) levels of biopterin, neopterin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) in patients receiving mild ovarian stimulation for oocyte retrieval. PATIENTS AND METHODS Infertile patients who underwent ovarian stimulation were divided into the(More)
INTRODUCTION Menopause is associated with marked changes in the endocrine profile, and increases the risk of vascular disease. However, the effect of hormones on the vascular system is still unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of endocrine status in female rats on nitric oxide (NO) production, inflammatory reactions and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare glucose intolerance in the antenatal and the postpartum periods using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in the Japanese women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) using a retrospective design. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were obtained from 85 Japanese women with GDM who delivered from April 2011(More)
A cell line (NMSG10) was established from malignant fibrous histiocytoma in human tibial bone. The cells revealed polymorphism at the primary culture stage, but they gradually became monotonous fibroblastic cells during transfer. On light microscopic examination, the features of these transformed cells were shown to be positive for alcian blue, oil red 0(More)
BACKGROUND Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil is known to depress inflammation-related mediators. We investigated a novel delivery method of tridocosahexaenoyl-glycerol (DHA-TG). METHODS BALB/c mice (6-8 weeks old) were primed intraperitoneally with ovalbumin (OVA) and Al(OH)(3) on days 0 and 7, and with aerosolized OVA on day 7. Primed mice(More)