Mariko Haga

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9,10-Phenanthrenequinone (9,10-PQ), a redox-active quinone in diesel exhausts, triggers cellular apoptosis via reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in its redox cycling. This study found that induction of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-homologous protein (CHOP), a pro-apoptotic factor derived from endoplasmic reticulum stress, participates in the(More)
Inhalation of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone (9,10-PQ), a major quinone in diesel exhaust, exerts fatal damage against a variety of cells involved in respiratory function. Here, we show that treatment with high concentrations of 9,10-PQ evokes apoptosis of lung cancer A549 cells through production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In contrast, 9,10-PQ at its(More)
9,10-Phenanthrenequinone (9,10-PQ), a major quinone in diesel exhaust particles, induces apoptosis via the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) because of 9,10-PQ redox cycling. We have found that intratracheal infusion of 9,10-PQ facilitates the secretion of surfactant into rat alveolus. In the cultured rat lung, treatment with 9,10-PQ results in an(More)
It has been widely recognized that nitric oxide (NO) suppresses oxidative damage of endothelial cell, but little is known about its pathophysiological role in apoptotic induction by 9,10-phenanthrenequinone (9,10-PQ), a major quinone component in diesel exhaust particles. Here, we have investigated the change in NO level in human aortic endothelial cells(More)
It has been known that ileal and urinary bladder tumours were induced by feeding bracken fern to rats Nevertheless, the isolation of a carcinogenic substance present in bracken fern has not yet been successful. Pamukcu et al. (1980) reported that quercetin which is contained in bracken fern was carcinogenic for intestine and urinary bladder in non-inbred(More)
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