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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)
This study investigated cancer risk due to psychological stress, particularly depression, and its underlying mechanism, using a biomarker of cancer-related oxidative DNA damage, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), in human leukocytes. We performed a cross-sectional study of 156 workers in which we examined the relationships of the 8-OH-dG levels to the(More)
Although numerous studies have been carried out on the stress-cancer linkage, the results are still inconclusive. One of the useful, but rarely applied, methods to assess this linkage is to examine the relationship between psychosocial stress and cancer-predisposing genetic alterations simultaneously. We investigated whether various psychosocial factors can(More)
We have employed diheteroarylethenes as acceptors for photochromic FRET (pcFRET), a technique introduced for the quantitative determination of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). In pcFRET, the fluorescent emission of the donor is modulated by cyclical transformations of a photochromic acceptor. Light induces a reversible change in the structure(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)
A novel fluorescent probe, 7-hydroxy-2-oxo-N-(2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl)-2H-chromene-3-carboxamide (DPPEA-HC) was developed for use in monitoring hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production. DPPEA-HC, which consists of a diphenylphosphine moiety and a 7-hydroxycoumarin moiety, reacts with H2O2 to form DPPEA-HC oxide, which is analogous to the reaction of(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)
[reaction: see text] Photochromic diarylethene derivatives having benzofuran heteroaryl groups, bis(2-methyl-1-benzofuran-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentene and bis(2-butyl-1-benzofuran-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentene, were synthesized, and their photochromic performance was examined in hexane solution as well as in the single-crystalline phase. The compounds exhibited(More)