Hiroko Negishi

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Oxidative stress was reported to be involved not only in cardiovascular diseases, but also in hypertension. Epidemiologic studies indicated that tea consumption slightly reduces blood pressure. We conducted two studies to determine whether black and green tea can lower blood pressure (BP) in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). Male SHRSP(More)
Cerebral ischemia and recirculation cause delayed neuronal death in rodents, such as Mongolian gerbils and stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP), which were used as an experimental stroke model. It was documented that an enhanced nitric oxide production, the occurrence of apoptosis, and an attenuated redox regulatory system contribute to the(More)
1. We showed that a nutritional factor was able to attenuate the development of hypertension and its related diseases in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). In the present study, the effect of Wakame, an edible brown seaweed, on the development of stroke was examined in SHRSP. 2. We studied the treatment with 5% (w/w in a diet) Wakame(More)
Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat accumulates due to lipids producing adipocytes and an increased number of differentiated mature cells. Recently, new findings have shown that macrophages infiltrate into adipose tissues and produce various pro-inflammatory cytokines in obese subjects. The inflammatory changes induced by the cross-talk between(More)
Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP/Izm; SHRSP) develop severe hypertension and die of cerebral stroke. However, the genetic mechanisms underlying their stroke susceptibility have not been clarified yet. In this study, we used astrocytes from the newborn brain cortex of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR/Izm; SHR) and SHRSP to find the(More)
1. Recent studies have identified potential beneficial effects of eating nuts, most of which have substantial amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Macadamia nuts consist of 75% fat by weight, 80% of which is MUFA (palmitoleic acid). 2. To examine variations in serum lipid levels in response to a high-MUFA diet based on macadamia nuts, 3 week(More)
We previously reported that caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) suppresses 3T3-L1 differentiation to adipocytes through the inhibition of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma, CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) alpha, fatty acid synthase (Fas) and adipocytes-specific fatty acid binding protein 2 (aP2) expressions (Juman et al., Biol.(More)
As part of the Japan-China Cooperative Research Project of the WHO-Cardiovascular Disease and Alimentary Comparison Study, a cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) in male adults in Chongqing, China. Subjects with hypertension (HT) were defined as those if they had systolic BP (SBP) > or = 140 mmHg or(More)
The generation of oxidative stress, characterized by enhanced reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, has been found in obesity. ROS production was increased during the differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells into adipocytes. We previously reported that caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) suppresses 3T3-L1 differentiation to adipocytes through the inhibition of(More)
A new chromone derivative named terminalianone (1) was isolated from the African plant, Terminalia brownii Fresen (Combretaceae) in Tanzania. Its structure was determined to be 7-hydroxy-3-[6'-hydroxyphenyl-2'-oxo-ethyl]chromone by FAB-MS and NMR spectral data.