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The potential link between depression and cancer is an important unsolved question. To clarify this, we compared a cancer-related oxidative DNA damage, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), in peripheral leukocytes between 30 patients with depression and 60 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, and examined the 8-OH-dG-related factors. The degree of(More)
BACKGROUND The present study investigates whether the formation of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), a known oxidative DNA damage relevant to carcinogenicity, can be associated with psychological factors, in order to clarify the possible stress-cancer linkage from a genetic viewpoint. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study in which we examined the(More)
This study investigated whether the formation of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), a known oxidative DNA modification relevant to carcinogenicity, can be classically conditioned to a novel taste in order to clarify the possible role of the central nervous system (CNS) or psychological stress on cancer initiation via a classical conditioning mechanism. Male(More)
The development of actuators based on materials that reversibly change shape and/or size in response to external stimuli has attracted interest for some time. A particularly intriguing possibility is offered by light-responsive materials, which allow remote operation without the need for direct contact to the actuator. The photo-response of these materials(More)
Photochromism is defined as a reversible transformation of a chemical species between two isomers upon photoirradiation. Although vast numbers of photochromic molecules have been so far reported, photochromic molecules which exhibit thermally irreversible photochromic reactivity are limited to a few examples. The thermal irreversibility is an indispensable(More)
The surface morphology of a diarylethene single crystal [1,2-bis(2,4-dimethyl-5-phenyl-3-thienyl)perfluorocyclopentene] determined by atomic force microscopy changed reversibly upon photoirradiation. The crystal underwent a thermally irreversible but photochemically reversible color change (colorless to blue) upon alternate irradiation with ultraviolet(More)
We investigated whether chronic job stress, i.e., effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and overcommitment is associated with cellular immunity among 190 male and 157 female white-collar daytime employees (mean age 38; range 22-69 years). Participants provided a blood sample for the measurement of circulating immune (natural killer (NK), B, and T) cell counts and(More)
A self-administered questionnaire study of 333 workers (male 253, female 80) in a manufacturing company was carried out one month after informing the workers of the results of their medical checkups in 1993. The questionnaire included several items such as recalled abnormal findings of health examination and ways of overcoming the abnormal findings,(More)
Although the association of job satisfaction with health has been well documented, little is known about the biological mechanisms underlying this relationship. This study investigates the association of job satisfaction with cell-mediated immunity among Japanese white-collar daytime workers. A total of 306 healthy full-time employees (141 women and 165(More)