Kennichi Fukui

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To examine predictive factors for abdominal obesity or metabolic syndrome, we investigated the association of plasma fatty acid composition, estimated desaturase activity, and nutrient intakes, with abdominal obesity or metabolic syndrome in Japanese males. Clinical characteristics, the fatty acid composition of plasma cholesteryl esters, and energy and(More)
1. Irregular light falshes were played on to one eye of dark adapted rabbits for periods of 20-80 min. The concentration of 5-hydroxyindol-3-ylacetic acid (5-HIAA) and of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) were estimated in left and right superior colliculi, thalami and hippocampi. 2. In rabbits exposed to such visual stimuli for 30-60 min, there was an increase in(More)
One of the side effects by interferon ribavirin (I/R) treatment is haemolytic anemia, causing some patients to discontinue I/R treatment. The exact mechanism of I/R-induced anemia is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of I/R treatment on the serum lipid and red blood cell (RBC) membrane lipid profiles of patients with chronic(More)
The preventive effect of a novel synthetic serine protease inhibitor, sepimostat mesilate (sepimostat), on acute alcohol pancreatic injury, induced by exocrine hyperstimulation and ethanol administration, was assessed and compared with that of a similar protease inhibitor, camostat mesilate (camostat). Conscious rats were infused with 1 microg mL(-1) h(-1)(More)
The pathogenesis of alcoholic pancreatitis is unknown, and even though hyperlipemia has been hypothesized to be a risk factor for alcoholic pancreatitis, no studies directly investigating whether there is a relationship between the two have ever been reported. Therefore, to determine if a relationship exists between hyperlipemia and alcoholic pancreatitis,(More)
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