Masao Amakawa

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We investigated the modifications in endogenous antioxidant capacity and oxidative damage in the brain, liver, kidney and testis in mice exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental endocrine disrupter. Mice were exposed to BPA throughout embryonic/fetal life and during lactation by feeding their pregnant/lactating mothers BPA at 5 or 10 microg per(More)
Detection of Plasmodium species in mosquitoes is important for designing vector control studies. However, most of the PCR-based detection methods show some potential limitations. The objective of this study was to introduce an effective PCR-based method for detecting Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum from the field-caught mosquitoes of Papua New(More)
Superoxide and hydroxyl radicals are implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease, and induction of lipid peroxidation is an important factor in progression of this disease. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a key component of the cell membrane, and its peroxidation is inducible due to the double-bond chemical structure. However, DHA has neuroprotective(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is widely used as a marker for recurrence of thyroid carcinoma following total thyroidectomy. However, this method cannot differentiate between benign and malignant disease. We focused on the sugar chain in the Tg molecule and investigated the usefulness of Lens culinaris agglutinin (LCA)-reactive Tg(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglobulin (Tg) mRNA is expressed focally in thyroid tissue. In recent years, the Tg gene has been detected in other tissues, including lymphocytes, although the significance of its presence has not been elucidated yet. We measured Tg mRNA expression in the lymphocytes of healthy subjects and those with thyroid disease. METHODS Analysis of(More)
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