Kazuya Miyagawa

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Bisphenol-A has been extensively evaluated for toxicity in a variety of tests as the most common environmental endocrine disruptors. In the previous study, we reported that prenatal and neonatal exposure to high-dose of bisphenol-A affects the development of central dopaminergic system in the mouse limbic area. The present study was then undertaken to(More)
Bisphenol-A (BPA), one of the most common environmental endocrine disrupters, has been extensively evaluated for toxicity and carcinogenicity. However, little is still known about its action on the CNS. Here we found that prenatal and neonatal exposure to BPA resulted in the enhancement of the rewarding effect and hyperlocomotion induced by morphine in(More)
Most pregnant women are at risk of showing some emotional abnormality, since some biological functions such as hormonal systems may dramatically change in pregnancy. Some of them may be exposed to strong stress as hesitation of positive drug therapies because of worries regarding adverse effects on the embryo. A growing body of evidence suggests that(More)
Bisphenol-A has been extensively evaluated for toxicity in a variety of tests as the most common environmental endocrine disruptors. In a previous study, we reported that exposure to bisphenol-A affects the development of the central dopaminergic system in the mouse limbic area. The present study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between the(More)
In this study, we investigated the dynamics of a membrane interface of liposomes prepared by eight zwitterionic phosphatidylcholines in terms of their headgroup mobility, with spectroscopic methods such as dielectric dispersion analysis (DDA), fluorescence spectroscopy. The DDA measurement is based on the response of the permanent dipole moment to a driving(More)
One of the most common chemicals that behaves as an endocrine disruptor is the compound 4,4'-isopronylidenediphenol, called bisphenol-A (BPA). We previously reported that prenatal and postnatal exposure to BPA potentiated central dopaminergic neurotransmission, resulting in supersensitivity to psychostimulant-induced pharmacological actions. Many recent(More)
Doxorubicin is an effective antineoplastic drug; however, its clinical benefit is limited by its cardiotoxicity. The inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis is responsible for the pathogenesis of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy. Endothelin-1 is a vasoconstrictive peptide produced from big endothelin-1 by endothelin-converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1) and a(More)
It has been shown that urea in fermented beverages and foods can serve as a precursor of ethylcarbamate, a potential carcinogen, and acid urease is an effective agent for removing urea in such products. We describe herein the purification and characterization of a novel acid urease from Arthrobacter mobilis SAM 0752 and show its unique application for the(More)
One of the most common chemicals that behaves as an endocrine disruptor is the compound 4,4'-isopronylidenediphenol, called bisphenol-A. In the previous study, we reported that exposure to bisphenol-A induced the abnormality of dopamine receptor functions in the mouse limbic area, resulting in a supersensitivity of drugs of abuse-induced pharmacological(More)
1H NMR and static susceptibility measurements have been performed in an organic Mott insulator with a nearly isotropic triangular lattice, kappa-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu2(CN)(3), which is a model system of frustrated quantum spins. The static susceptibility is described by the spin S=1/2 antiferromagnetic triangular-lattice Heisenberg model with the exchange constant(More)