Masakazu Hanafusa

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The in vitro effects of 2 representative mycotoxins, T-2 toxin and deoxynivalenol (DON), of trichothecene group on the electron transport system (ETS) of mitochondria in rat cardiomyocytes were investigated by measuring oxygen consumption rates (OCR). The ATP-linked OCR and the reserve capacity (RC) of the mitochondria ETS were quantified by a "mitochondria(More)
The present study aimed to clarify changes of oxidative stress and antioxidative functions in treadmill-exercised Thoroughbred horses (n=5, 3 to 7 years old), using recently developed techniques for measurement of serum d-ROMs for oxidative stress, and BAP for antioxidative markers. Also, the effect of nasogastric administration of hydrogen-rich water (HW)(More)
Systemic oxidative stress is considered to cause aging. In this study, to estimate the oxidative stress level in senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8), we evaluated serum reactive oxygen species production and reduction capacity by measurement of Diacron-Reactive Oxygen Metabolites (d-ROM) and Biological Antioxidant Potential (BAP), respectively,(More)
The present study aimed to clarify the effects of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 (i.e., Agaricus blazei) mushroom on circulatory function. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were fed 10% A. blazei-containing pellets (agaricus group) or normal pellets (control group) for 5 weeks from 6 to 11 weeks of age. For Experiment 1, tail blood pressure and heart rate(More)
This study aimed to verify the effectiveness of an overall health care program (OHCP) for middle-aged Japanese women through assessing physical and physiological changes. The OHCP consisted of diet modification with natural alternative foods, walking and stretching exercises, and body massage and cupping treatments. Sixty-seven participants were assigned to(More)
Gitelman syndrome (GS, MIM 263800) is an inherited disorder characterized by metabolic alkalosis with hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalciuria. The genetic abnormalities causing GS are known to lie in the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (TSC), which is expressed in the distal tubule of the kidney. The TSC gene, located at chromosome 16, consists(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been suggested as effective adjunctive anti-tumour agents in human and veterinary medicine. However, the molecular mechanisms associated with their anti-tumour effects and correlations with the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX) and related molecules in tumours remain controversial. The objective of this(More)
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