Madoka K. Furukawa

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This study was conducted to determine the low-dose effects of bisphenol A (BPA) in a rat two-generation reproduction study. Groups of 25 male and 25 female Crj: CD (SD) IGS rats were given BPA at 0.2, 2, 20, or 200 microg/kg/day by gastric intubation throughout the study beginning at the onset of a 10- and 2-week premating period, in F0 males and females,(More)
To clarify whether pre-operative transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) improves survival after hepatectomy, a prospective randomized comparative study was done. Of a total of 115 registered patients having solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 2 to 5 cm in diameter, 18 (15.7%) were excluded after randomization. As a result, 97 patients were chosen as(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether olfactory loss affects patients' quality of life or level of disability. DESIGN Retrospective survey using questionnaire data and clinic database review. SETTING Two university medical center smell and taste clinics. PATIENTS A total of 1407 patients were tested for smell and taste disturbances from 1984 through 1998.(More)
Members of the cullin and RING finger ROC protein families form heterodimeric complexes to constitute a potentially large number of distinct E3 ubiquitin ligases. We report here that the highly conserved C-terminal sequence in CUL1 is dually required, both for nuclear localization and for modification by NEDD8. Disruption of ROC1 binding impaired nuclear(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are frequently expressed in malignant tumor cells and are thought to play crucial roles in tumor invasion and metastasis. Here we report that expression of MMP9 is increased in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected type III latency lymphoma cell lines, but not in type I lines where latent viral gene expression is highly(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is an inducible form of COX and is overexpressed in diverse tumors, raising the possibility of a role for COX-2 in carcinogenesis. In addition, COX-2 contributes to angiogenesis. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) oncoprotein, latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), is detected in at least 70% of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and all(More)
DFN3, an X chromosome-linked nonsyndromic mixed deafness, is caused by mutations in the BRN-4 gene, which encodes a POU transcription factor. Brn-4-deficient mice were created and found to exhibit profound deafness. No gross morphological changes were observed in the conductive ossicles or cochlea, although there was a dramatic reduction in endocochlear(More)
PURPOSE Elevation of urinary levels of interleukin-6 and 8 has been observed in patients with acute urinary tract infections. However, to our knowledge there have been no studies concerning the secretion of interleukin-6 and 8 into the urine after acute inflammation has resolved and renal scarring has occurred. On the other hand, it is well known that(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) plays a crucial role in invasion and metastasis of malignant tumors. Membrane type 1-MMP (MT1-MMP) was originally identified as an activator of MMP-2. Tissue inhibitor of MMP-2 (TIMP-2) was identified as an inhibitor of MMP-2 and MT1-MMP. However, TIMP-2 was reported to be essential for cell-mediated activation of MMP-2(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Autologous fat is an ideal material for augmentation in plastic surgery because of its minimal tissue reaction and easy availability, but its long-term graft survival is somewhat unpredictable. This study was conducted to determine how fat grafts get their vascular supply from the recipient bed and why they keep reducing in volume and(More)