Miyuki Kitaoka

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Exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been reported to induce spermatogenic disturbance through oxidant stress and affect the immune system as an adjuvant. However, the effect of DEHP on the testicular immune microenvironment has not yet been investigated. In the present study, we examined the testicular immune microenvironment after exposure(More)
The right gonadal artery (RGA) usually arises from the anterior wall of the abdominal aorta below the level of the renal arteries and veins, passes ventrally to the inferior vena cava (IVC), and then runs obliquely downward to reach the pelvic cavity. In this study, we observed 59 Japanese cadavers and found that in eight of them (13.6%), the RGA's passed(More)
The influence of postnatal testosterone on thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH)-induced prolactin (PRL) response was tested in male rats. Under urethane anesthesia following estradiol pretreatment, neonatally castrated males showed a female-like plasma PRL response 4-fold greater than in adult-castrated males. Substitution of testosterone reversed the NC(More)
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