Mariko Matsumoto

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Male and female rats were fed a diet containing flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) at 0, 150, 1500 or 15,000 ppm throughout the study beginning at the onset of a 10-week pre-mating period and continuing through the mating, gestation and lactation periods for two generations. The mean daily intakes of HBCD during the whole period of administration(More)
It is well known that intake of grapefruit juice affects the pharmacokinetics of various kinds of drugs. It has been reported that other citrus juices also interact with certain drugs. To re-evaluate citrus juice-drug interactions based on currently available evidence, a literature search was conducted for new and updated information since the grapefruit(More)
Various phthalic acid esters (PAEs) have been used for a wide range of products. PAEs and their metabolites produce reproductive and developmental toxicities in laboratory animals. These findings have raised concern about the possibility of PAEs as contributors to reproductive and developmental adverse effects in humans. This paper focuses on PAE exposure(More)
Three female Crl:CD(SD) rats/group were dosed with single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) or multi wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) four times by gavage at a total of 50 mg/kg bw or 200 mg/kg bw (four equally divided doses at one-hour intervals). Acute oral doses of SWCNT and MWCNT caused neither death nor toxicological effects, and thus the oral LD<inf>50(More)
Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in healthy beagle dogs of various ages and in pregnant beagles were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Serum CRP concentrations were 1.5-16.0 microg/ml (mean 7.9 +/- 3.4 microg/ml) in male, and 1.8-18.9 microg/ml (mean 8.3 +/- 4.0 microg/ml) in female dogs. No significant sex-related(More)
The kinetics of alpha(2)-macroglobulin (alpha2M) and alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein (AAG) in rats repeatedly stimulated with intramuscular injections of turpentine oil at doses 0.05 and 0.4 mL/rat were investigated. Mean serum levels of alpha2M peaked at 48 h after the first turpentine oil injection, reaching 1.74 and 2.36 mg/mL at 0.05 and 0.4 mL/rat,(More)
OBJECTIVES Although the relative risk of lung cancer due to smoking is reported to be lower in Japan than in other countries, few studies have examined the characteristics of Japanese cigarettes or potential differences in smoking patterns among Japanese smokers. METHODS To examine tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide (TNCO) emissions from ten leading(More)
This study is a part of our series of studies of nonpatient, Japanese children. In total, 346 children were administered the Rorschach. Thirty-two children had fewer than 10 responses, 112 children had more than 10 but fewer than 14 responses, and 12 children were maladjusted or mentally retarded, for a total of 156. In this study, we analyzed the remaining(More)
The developmental neurotoxicity of polysorbate 80 (PS80) was evaluated in rats. Crl:CD(SD) rats were given drinking water containing PS80 at 0, 0.018, 0.13, 1.0, or 7.5% (0, 0.035, 0.245, 1.864, or 16.783ml/kgbw/day) on day 0 of pregnancy through day 21 after delivery. Pregnant rats were allowed to deliver spontaneously. Potential adverse effects of pre-(More)