Kiyoshi Takamatsu

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Granulosa cell tumours (GCTs) are frequently seen in menopausal women and are relatively indolent. Although the physiological properties of normal granulosa cells have been studied extensively, little is known about the molecular mechanism of GCT progression. Here, we characterise the unique behavioural properties of a granulosa tumour cell line, KGN cells,(More)
Monomethylarginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine and symmetric dimethylarginine were separated on a Wakopak Combi ODS with an acetonitrile-100 mm potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.0; 1:1, v/v). Dimethylarginines were derived from o-phthalaldehyde for the fluorescence detector and from 6-ferrocenyl-1-hexanethiol for the electrochemical detector. The detection(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective observational study was designed to determine whether the bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine decreases before menopause. METHODS The change in BMD of the second through fourth lumbar vertebrae (delta%L2-4BMD) over the course of 12 months was measured in 197 pre- and perimenopausal Japanese women aged 48.2 +/- 2.3(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this clinical trial was to examine the efficacy of a supplement containing natural S-(-)equol, a daidzein metabolite, in reducing menopausal symptoms. METHODS In this multicenter, double-blind placebo-controlled trial, 160 equol nonproducing, postmenopausal Japanese women who experienced at least 1 hot flush/day were randomly(More)
Purpose: Color Doppler imaging permits the accurate localization of vessels and high-frequency pulsed Doppler ultrasonography has improved the resolution of flow velocity waveforms. In this study, intraovarian arterial blood flow before and after follicle rupture in the natural cycle was examined using transvaginal color flow Doppler imaging and changes in(More)
Delirium is a common psychiatric illness among medically compromised patients. There is an increasing opportunity to use atypical antipsychotics to treat delirium. The effects of these drugs on delirium, however, the most appropriate way to use them, and the associated adverse effects remain unclear. To clarify these points, a prospective open trial on(More)
BACKGROUND Because the primary aim of infertility treatment is to achieve pregnancy, mental health care during this treatment is often neglected. However, the inability to conceive children is stressful for couples throughout the world. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to the anxiety and depression of female infertility(More)
Single-cell pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (SCPFGE) with dual electrode pairs was developed to detect the early stage of DNA fragmentation in human sperm. The motile sperm were purified by the commonly used density-gradient centrifugation technique and subsequent swim-up. The sperm were embedded in a thin film of agarose containing bovine trypsin (20(More)
The new non-reversed transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) drugs for treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are reported. An improvement in the sensitivity and selectivity of high-performance liquid chromatography was obtained by diamond electrode-electrochemical detector and fluorescence detector owing to different structural information. The four(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the characteristics and current status of climacteric symptoms reported by middle-aged and older women in Japan, we surveyed women presenting at our menopause clinic. DESIGN The participants included 1,069 women, ranging in age from 40 to less than 60 years (mean age, 50.2 y). Climacteric (indefinite) symptoms were(More)