Koichi Ikeda

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We evaluated the health status of residents and the environmental risk factors of housing after flooding. Questionnaires were distributed to 595 selected households (one adult resident per household) in six areas in Japan which were severely flooded between 2004 and 2010. A total of 379 responses were obtained. Indoor dampness and visible mold growth(More)
Mushroom bodies (MBs) in Protophormia terraenovae were ablated by hydroxyurea (HU) treatment to larvae just after hatching in order to examine roles of the MBs in olfactory learning and photoperiodism. In all individuals the structures of the alpha, beta, and gamma lobes, the pedunculi, and the calyces of the MB were not found after HU treatment. The other(More)
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was intramuscularly administered to artificially hybridized specimens of the pufferfish Takifugu rubripes and Takifugu niphobles to investigate toxin accumulation in hybrids, and TTX transfer/accumulation profiles in the pufferfish body. In the test fish administered 146 MU TTX in physiologic saline, TTX rapidly transferred from the(More)
We investigated levels of the pollutant tributyltin (TBT) in blood of pufferfishes (six species), Japanese sea perch, red sea bream, Japanese common goby, Japanese flounder, rockfish, conger eel, and sea mullet collected off the coast of northern Kyushu, Japan. We found considerable levels of TBT (1.4-190 ng/mL) accumulated in the blood of these fish. Blood(More)
In recent years, public health problems caused by indoor air pollution have been drawing strong public concern in Japan. After conducting extensive exposure assessment, governmental agencies have taken effective measures to solve the problem; for instance, "Guidelines for indoor air quality (IAQ)" of 13 chemicals, for example, formaldehyde, toluene, and(More)
From October 2006 to December 2007, wild specimens of the pufferfish Takifugu poecilonotus (93 females, 45 males) were collected from the Ariake Sea. Tissue toxicity was examined by mouse bioassay, and tetrodotoxin (TTX) content in the blood plasma by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The relationship between toxicity and maturation was investigated based(More)
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was intramuscularly administered to non-toxic cultured specimens of the pufferfish Takifugu rubripes to investigate TTX transfer/accumulation profiles in the pufferfish body. In two groups of test fish administered either 50MU/individual of TTX standard (purified TTX; PTTX) or crude extract of toxic pufferfish ovary (crude TTX; CTTX), TTX(More)
The caligid copepod Pseudocaligus fugu, a common parasite on the body surface of both toxic (Takifugu pardalis) and cultured, non-toxic (Takifugu rubripes) puffer fishes, was isolated and analyzed for the presence of tetrodotoxin (TTX) using a monoclonal anti-TTX antibody-based immunohistochemical technique. Histological sections of female P. fugu from(More)
In this paper, we present experimental results of frequency scaling and transducer optimization in internal dielectrically transduced silicon bar resonators. We show that selective positioning of the dielectric transducers inside the resonator can preferentially excite targeted harmonics while suppressing undesired modes. Furthermore, measurements across(More)
In this study, five different types of smoking spaces and non-smoking spaces were investigated in order to discuss about tobacco odor leakage from smoking area. VVOCs, VOCs and aledehydes were analyzed for characterization of odor. Additionally, the isolation result has been identified by determining ETS markers (nicotine and 3-ethenylpridine) based on(More)