Keiko Suzuki

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Anthocyanins, one of the flavonoid subtypes, are a large family of water-soluble phytopigments and have a wide range of health-promoting benefits. Recently, an anthocyanin-rich compound from blueberries was reported to possess protective property against bone loss in ovariectomized (OVX) animal models. However, the active ingredients in the anthocyanin(More)
Chronic inflammation-associated bone destruction, which is observed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis, is mediated by excessive osteoclastogenesis. We showed previously that γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT), an enzyme involved in glutathione metabolism, acts as an endogenous activator of such pathological osteoclastogenesis, independent of its(More)
In order to conduct comprehensive analyses of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints), researchers often need to handle a vast number of prints, as it is assumed that approximately a million ukiyo-e still exist all over the world. To conduct research efficiently, this research aims at developing an original, data-visualization system for analyzing ukiyo-e's(More)
This paper describes a database designed for assisting the work of transcription of digitized woodblock-printed Japanese historical books. The database system manages information about character segmentation results and transcription data, which are obtained by using our character segmentation and transcription systems. Each record of the database contains(More)
BACKGROUND Cholestatic liver diseases exhibit higher levels of serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) and incidence of secondary osteoporosis. GGT has been identified as a novel bone-resorbing factor that stimulates osteoclast formation. The aim of this study was to elucidate the interaction of elevated GGT levels and cholestatic liver disease-induced bone(More)
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