Hiroshi Takeshita

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We report three cases of sudden death due to inhalation of portable cooking stove fuel (case 1), cigarette lighter fuel (case 2), and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (case 3). Specimens of blood, urine, stomach contents, brain, heart, lung, liver, kidney, and fat were collected and analyzed for propylene, propane, isobutane, and n-butane by headspace gas(More)
Long fibers, such as asbestos and carbon nanotubes (CNTs), are more potent activators of inflammatory and genotoxicity than short or tangled fibers. Fibrous particles trigger interleukin (IL)-1β secretion and cause inflammatory diseases through NLRP3 inflammasomes in phagocytotic cells. However, the mechanism involved in fibrous particle-induced(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a toxic gaseous substance, and accidental exposure to high concentrations of H2S has been reported to be lethal to humans. Inhaled and absorbed H2S is partially dissolved within the circulation and causes toxic effects on lymphocytes. However, the mechanisms involved in H2S toxicity have not been well documented. In this study, we(More)
The two STR systems HumTPO and HumLPL were investigated in eight human populations (Moroccans, Ovambos, Papuans, Australian aborigines, Germans, Turks, Japanese and Chinese). After electrophoresis, seven and eight alleles were identified in the HumTPO and HumLPL systems, respectively. In each population, no deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were(More)
As part of an investigation of a case of pet animal abuse, we attempted to identify small mammalian species by morphological analysis and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing of the cytochrome b gene using guard hairs as an analytical material. Guard hair samples from several species were measured for length, width, medulla formation, and cuticle(More)
A layer-by-layer structure of enzyme multilayers composed of glucose oxidase (GOx) or lactate oxidase (LOx) and ascorbate oxidase (AOx) was prepared on the surface of a platinum electrode. The amperometric response to glucose or lactate was studied in the presence of ascorbic acid as a possible interference. An alternating and repeated deposition of avidin(More)
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a common complication of long bone fractures. FES is rare but with significant morbidity and occasional fatalities. Studies of animal models of FES are numerous; however, few studies compare inflammatory reactions in multiple organs. The present study investigated the effect of neutral fat and fatty acids, which cause changes(More)
Renal excretion is an important elimination pathway for substances associated with forensic toxicology, such as medicines, agricultural chemicals, and industrial chemicals. This study aimed to elucidate the renal elimination pathway of substances using culture cells stably expressing the human organic anion transporter 1 (hOAT1) gene. Substances tested were(More)
Hepatic asialoglycoprotein receptor, which may mediate the clearance of circulating thyroglobulin, is known to have a high affinity for GalNAc. Recently, the receptor has been reported to be present also in the thyroid, implicating interaction with thyroglobulin. Here, mammalian thyroglobulins were analyzed for GalNAc termini by Western blotting with(More)
Highly expressed in kidney and located on the basolateral membrane, human organic cation transporter 2 (hOCT2) can transport various compounds (i.e. drugs and toxins) into the proximal tubular cell. Using cultured proximal tubule cells stably expressing hOCT2 (i.e. S2-hOCT2 cells), we sought to probe different compound classes (e.g. analgesics,(More)
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