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AIMS To evaluate effects of exposure to bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE) on urinary excretion of bisphenol A, and plasma gonadotrophic hormones and testosterone in male epoxy resin sprayers. METHODS Cross sectional study of 42 workers whose job was to spray epoxy resin hardening agents including BADGE and mixed organic solvents, and 42 matched control(More)
Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity was determined in the plasma of 118 healthy persons, 18 nondialyzed patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), 20 patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD), and 58 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Serum creatinine levels in the nondialyzed CRF patients revealed a highly significant negative(More)
SUMMARY Coumarins are derived via the phenylpropanoid pathway in plants. The 2H-1-benzopyran-2-one core structure of coumarins is formed via the ortho-hydroxylation of cinnamates, trans/cis isomerization of the side chain, and lactonization. Ortho-hydroxylation is a key step in coumarin biosynthesis as a branch point from lignin biosynthesis; however,(More)
A viable insertion mutant of the Sabin strain of type 1 poliovirus was constructed. The mutant carried an insertion sequence of 72 nucleotides at nucleotide position 702 in the 5' non-coding region (742 nucleotides long) of the genome of the Sabin strain. This mutant showed a small-plaque phenotype, as compared with the parental virus. Indeed, the final(More)
Serum-lipid concentrations were determined in patients with type-IV hyperlipoproteinaemia treated with 900 mg/day oral DL-carnitine chloride. Serum-triglyceride was significantly reduced and concentrations continued to decline as carnitine administration continued. Total and esterified cholesterol concentrations did not change. Intravenous infusion of(More)
Ten patients with adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA-) have been enrolled in gene therapy clinical trials since the first patient was treated in September 1990. We describe a Japanese ADA- severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) patient who has received periodic infusions of genetically modified autologous T lymphocytes transduced with the human ADA cDNA(More)
Combination chemotherapy with irinotecan (CPT-11) and platinum compounds is effective for treating cervical cancer. Nedaplatin (254-S) is a new cisplatin analogue that achieves a high response rate (53%) in patients with primary cervical cancer. We performed a phase I-II study of combination chemotherapy with CPT-11 plus 254-S for advanced or recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND antioxidant vitamins are expected to protect cells from oxidative damage by neutralizing the effects of reactive oxygen species. However, epidemiological evidence regarding the associations between antioxidant vitamin intake and Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited and inconsistent. We investigated the relationship between dietary intake of(More)
UNLABELLED Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a common disorder in adults and involves both glandular and extraglandular systems. We report here four cases of childhood SS complicated by chronic thyroiditis, interstitial nephritis or sweat gland inflammation. Additionally, in one of these cases, the central nervous system was involved. All of these complications are(More)