Narufumi Suganuma

1Shuhei Noguchi
1Nobuyasu Baba
1Mayumi Tsuji
1Ayako Senju
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  • Motoi Hashiba, Masafumi Ono, Hideyuki Hyogo, Yukio Ikeda, Kosei Masuda, Reiko Yoshioka +11 others
  • 2013
UNLABELLED Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) often have metabolic disorders including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We clarified the predictive factors in glucose metabolism for progression of hepatic fibrosis in patients with NAFLD by the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that smokers have deficit in detecting taste, particularly bitter taste, no study has investigated its biological correlate. METHODS In this context, we compared the expression of the bitter taste receptor gene, taste 2 receptor (TAS2R) in the tongues of smokers and non-smokers. Tissue samples were collected from the lateral(More)
BACKGROUND Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is one of the important traits that characterize bronchial asthma. Goishi tea is a post-heating fermented tea that has been reported to have higher free radical scavenging activity. In this study, we evaluated the prophylactic effects of Goishi tea on AHR in BALB/c mice. RESULTS The number of inflammatory cells(More)
BACKGROUND Small-for-gestational-age in infancy is a known risk factor not only for short-term prognosis but also for several long-term outcomes, such as neurological and metabolic disorders in adulthood. Previous research has shown that severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum, which is an extreme form of NVP,(More)
  • Abderrahim Naji, Basilua André Muzembo, Ken-ichi Yagyu, Nobuyasu Baba, Frédéric Deschaseaux, Luc Sensebé +1 other
  • 2016
The biological effects of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) are of considerable importance because workers exposed to indium compounds have been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease or pulmonary alveolar proteinosis; however, the pathophysiology of these diseases is undefined. Here, mice intraperitoneally inoculated with ITO-nanoparticles (ITO-NPs) resulted in(More)
BACKGROUND Cassava and corn milling is a growing small-scale enterprise in Africa. We aimed to determine the incidence of hand-arm musculoskeletal complaints among vibration-exposed Congolese cassava and corn millers in the previous 12 months. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted, prior to a follow-up study, from March to May 2013 among(More)
SUMMARY This paper describes a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) method to classify pneumoconiosis on HRCT images. In Japan, the pneu-moconiosis is divided into 4 types according to the density of nodules: Type 1 (no nodules), Type 2 (few small nodules), Type 3-a (numerous small nod-ules) and Type 3-b (numerous small nodules and presence of large nodules).(More)
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