Hiromitsu Watanabe

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The endocrine-disrupting activities of bisphenol A (BPA) and 19 related compounds were comparatively examined by means of different in vitro and in vivo reporter assays. BPA and some related compounds exhibited estrogenic activity in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7, but there were remarkable differences in activity. Tetrachlorobisphenol A (TCBPA) showed(More)
This study was conducted to assess protective effect of an antioxidant protein, sericin, on tumor promotion in the 7,12-dimethylbenz (alpha) anthracene (DMBA)-initiated and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA)-promoted mouse skin tumorigenesis model. In experiment 1, sericin was applied topically to DMBA-initiated female ICR mouse skin at the doses of(More)
BACKGROUND Doublecortin and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase-like-1 (DCAMKL1) is a candidate marker for progenitor cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa. Lineage cells in the gastric mucosa are derived from progenitor cells, but this process can be altered after injury. Therefore, we explored DCAMKL1 expression under pathological conditions. (More)
The caudal-related homeobox transcription factor (Cdx2) plays an important role in intestinal development, differentiation, and homeostasis. However, only a limited number of Cdx2-regulated target genes have been elucidated. To delineate the molecular mechanism regulated downstream of Cdx2, we aimed to define Cdx2-regulated genes. We engineered a rat(More)
The protective effects of a dietary water-soluble extract from cultured medium of Ganoderma lucidum (Rei-shi or Mannentake) mycelia (designated as MAK) against development of colon tumors were investigated in male ICR mice. The animals were given weekly injections of N,N'-dimethylhydrazine (DMH, 10 mg/kg body weight) for the initial 10 weeks to induce colon(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of a dietary water-soluble extract from cultured medium of Ganoderma lucidum (Rei-shi or Mannentake) mycelia (designated as MAK) on the induction and development of azoxymethane (AOM)-induced colon tumors in male F344/Du Crj rats. A total of 80 animals were divided into five groups at six(More)
Radioprotective effects of a water-soluble extracts from cultured medium of Ganoderma lucidum (Rei-shi) mycelia (designed as MAK) and Agaricus blazei (Agaricus) against the shortening of survival time or the injury of crypt by X-irradiation were investigated in male B6C3F1 mice. MAK and Agaricus at three different doses were mixed into basal diet into(More)
This study was conducted to assess protective effect of an antioxidant protein, sericin, on UVB-induced acute damage and tumor promotion in mouse skin. In experiment 1, HR-1 hairless mice were treated with 180 mJ/cm2 of ultraviolet B light (UVB) once daily for 1 and 7 days. The treatment for 7 days caused red sunburn lesions of the skin. The intensity of(More)
We evaluated the level of MCL1 gene expression using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in lymph nodes of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). MCL1 expression in patients in complete remission (CR) was significantly lower than in patients with progressive disease (PD, P = 0.0043). The disease-free survival rate was(More)
A 62-year old female patient in whom paradoxical right atrial to left atrial shunt flow through the foramen ovale was detected by transesophageal echocardiography during pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic cholecystectomy was reported. This patient had a history of mitral valve replacement with residual tricuspid valve regurgitation. It was considered that(More)