Masahiro Irie

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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)
OBJECTIVES The present study investigated the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model-related biological markers of disease risks in Japanese workers of a recently downsized manufacturing corporation. METHODS A total of 441 workers was examined to find whether situational effort-reward imbalance or personal overcommitment was associated with hematological and(More)
The amount of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) excreted in urine can be used not only as an indicator of DNA repair capacity, but also as a potential marker of oxidative DNA damage. To clarify the oxidation-related factors, in consideration of cancer risk, this study investigated how urinary 8-OH-dG was associated with occupational and lifestyle factors in(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)
Intestinal lactase is required for the hydrolysis of lactose that is the most essential carbohydrate in milk and the primary diet source of newborn. Congenital lactase deficiency [CLD (MIM 223000)] is a severe gastrointestinal disorder and is characterized by watery diarrhea due to an extremely low or the lack of lactase activity in the intestinal wall(More)
We present a case of whole-lung torsion after massive pleural effusion and atelectasis. A 79-year-old woman with a history of recent pneumonia and pleurisy presented to our hospital and complained of left leg edema and pain that was considered to be vasculitis. A sagittal computed tomography (CT) scan showed that her whole right lung had a 120-degree(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)
Photochromic diarylethene dimer derivatives with large two-photon absorption (TPA) cross-sections have been designed and synthesized. The derivatives have a D-pi-D structure in which indole rings are used as donor units (D) and 1,4-bis(ethynyl)benzene or 1,4-bis(ethenyl)benzene as a pi-conjugated chain unit (pi). Compound 5 a, which has oxazole rings as one(More)