Mei YOSHIDA

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Eicosanoids, the active metabolites of arachidonic acid, are grouped into cyclooxygenase products (prostaglandins [PGs] and thromboxanes) and lipoxygenase products (leukotrienes [LTs] and lipoxins). Numerous studies suggest a role for the lipoxygenase system in ovulation. The aim of this study was to further characterize the effects of lipoxygenase(More)
Protein tyrosine kinase activity, leading to tyrosine phosphorylation of the intracellular domains of receptors or non-receptor proteins, is an important feature of downstream signalling after receptor binding of a variety factors, such as growth factors and cytokines. Since several members of these classes of paracrine-autocrine mediator may be involved in(More)
The study examined whether royal jelly (RJ) can prevent obesity and ameliorate hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. This study utilized obese/diabetic KK-Ay mice. RJ (10 mg/kg) was administered by oral gavage. Body weight, plasma glucose and insulin levels were measured. mRNA and protein levels were determined using quantitative reverse transcription(More)
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