Mineo Takatsuki

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We performed a 28-day repeated-dose toxicity study of ethynylestradiol (EE) and bisphenol A (BPA) based on the draft protocol of the 'Enhanced OECD Test Guideline 407', and assessed the sensitivity of a list of parameters for detecting endocrine-related effects of endocrine disruption. Doses of EE at 0, 10, 50 or 200 µg/kg per day, or BPA at 0, 40, 200 or(More)
We performed an immature rat uterotrophic assay of 18 chemicals and Hershberger assay of 30 chemicals to assess the relationship between the results of two assays. The chemicals tested by the uterotopic assay were 4-n-amylphenol, p-dodecyl-phenol, p-(tert-pentyl)phenol, 4-cyclohexylphenol, 4-(1-adamantyl)phenol, 4,4'-thiobis-phenol,(More)
We used the immature rat uterotrophic assay to determine the estrogenicity of bisphenol A (BPA). We administered BPA (in sesame oil) to rats subcutaneously (sc; 0, 8, 40, and 160 mg/kg/day) or orally (0, 40, 160, and 800 mg/kg/day) for 3 days beginning on postnatal day (PND) 18; rats were sacrificed 24 hr after the last administration. Uterine wet, blotted,(More)
Dialkyl phthalates have been suggested to function as xenoestrogen. To explore the structural essentials, a series of ring and alkyl-chain isomers of dialkyl phthalates C6H4(COOCnHm)2 were examined for their ability to displace [3H]17beta-estradiol in the recombinant human estrogen receptor expressed on Sf9 vaculovirus. Compounds with an alkyl chain of more(More)
We performed a reporter gene assay for ERalpha-mediated transcriptional activation and an immature rat uterotrophic assay of 23 chemicals, to study the relationship between these two assays and to examine the usefulness of the reporter gene assay. The chemicals analyzed in the study were as follows: benzophenone, bisphenol A, bisphenol B, bisphenol F,(More)
In this preliminary study, the potential of an in utero-lactation assay to detect thyroid effectors was evaluated by treating three dams/group with 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU), a known thyroid antagonist, by oral gavage at doses of 0, 0.0032, 0.016, 0.08 and 0.4 mg/kg/day during fetal organogenesis and lactation. Hearing disturbances and an elevated(More)
Two repeated-dose studies of 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU) in male rats based on the research protocol 'Pubertal Development and Thyroid Function in Immature Male Rats' (pubertal assay) proposed by the Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) and the draft protocol of the 'Enhanced OECD Test Guideline 407' (enhanced TG 407) were(More)
The Hershberger assay is a test method for detecting androgenic or antiandrogenic properties based on alterations in the weights of accessory sex organs in castrate male animals. We performed this study to examine strain sensitivity differences in the Hershberger assay. Flutamide (FLU) at a dose of 3.2 mg/kg was administered to castrated F344, SD, or Wistar(More)
Binding of chemicals to the estrogen receptor (ER) is known to be a key mode of action of endocrine disruption effects. In this study, combined quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models from discriminant and multilinear regression (MLR) analyses, termed a two-step model, were developed. These were used to predict the binding potency to(More)
Several predictive test methods for endocrine disrupters have been evaluated by international organizations. In this study, we performed a series of predictive tests for endocrine disrupters, i.e. the receptor binding assay, reporter gene assay, and immature rat uterotrophic assay, on all-trans retinoic acid (tRA), which may cause antiestrogenic activity(More)