Hiromichi Ishikawa

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BACKGROUND Cadmium (Cd) is an important industrial pollutant, although its mechanism of toxicity has not been completely clarified. We studied Cd-induced subchronic nephrotoxicity and the cadmium evacuation system in rats and cultured human renal tubular cells. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subcutaneously injected with 0.6 mg Cd/kg per day for(More)
For normal fertilization in mammals, it is important that functionally mature sperm are motile and have a fully formed acrosome. The glycosyltransferase-like gene, human polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-like protein 5 (GALNTL5), belongs to the polypeptide N-acetylgalactosamine-transferase (pp-GalNAc-T) gene family because of its conserved(More)
A new, simple and sensitive pre-column high-performance chromatographic method for the determination of diabetes marker d-glucose, 1,5-anhydro-d-glucitol and related compounds is reported. Sugars (d-glucose, d-galactose, d-mannose, sucrose and arabinose) were derivatized with benzoic acid (BA) at 80 degrees C for 60 min. l-Fucose, fructose, d-lactose,(More)
Monomethylarginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine and symmetric dimethylarginine were separated on a Wakopak Combi ODS with an acetonitrile-100 mm potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.0; 1:1, v/v). Dimethylarginines were derived from o-phthalaldehyde for the fluorescence detector and from 6-ferrocenyl-1-hexanethiol for the electrochemical detector. The detection(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the rete testis is a rare malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. About 60 cases of this adenocarcinoma have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis is often difficult and made incidentally. Herein, we report a case of adenocarcinoma of the rete testis and review the literature. Our patient was an 80-year-old man who presented with(More)
Event-related potentials (ERPs) such as Nd, N2b, and P300 in an attentional task and an auditory oddball task were compared among 54 adult AD/HD patients, 43 schizophrenic patients (SZ), and 40 healthy age-matched volunteers (HC). It is known that Nd, N2b, and P300 reflect selective attention, voluntary attention, and cognitive context updating(More)
Growth hormone (GH) is known to accelerate spermatogenesis and maintain gonadal function. In this study, we evaluated the effect of GH on recovery from testicular damage induced by cyclophosphamide (CP). Eleven- to fourteen-week-old GH-deficient Lewis rats (dw/dw) were divided into 4 groups (n = 10 each), with one group serving as controls. In the CP group,(More)
Although copy-number variations (CNVs) in Y-chromosomal azoospermia factor (AZF) regions have been associated with the risk of spermatogenic failure (SF), the precise frequency, genomic basis and clinical consequences of these CNVs remain unclear. Here we performed multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) analysis of 56 Japanese SF patients(More)
Aims: This study was designed to verify the proportion of Japanese adults with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) who met the diagnostic criteria (other than E) for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). Furthermore, we examined to what(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of FSH for promoting spermatogenesis in mice with low-dose doxorubicin-induced spermatogenesis impairment. Eight-wk-old male imprinting control region mice were divided into three groups. Groups D and F received 0.5 mg/kg of doxorubicin twice weekly for 5 weeks. Group C received saline instead of doxorubicin. After(More)