Satoshi Furukawa

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Moderate chronic exercise attenuates the elevation of blood pressure in young spontaneously hypertensive rats. In order to elucidate the physiological process of the effects of exercise, we examined the involvement of nitric oxide, angiotensin II, and superoxide dismutase in this process. Rats were exercised by voluntary running in a wheel-cage for 10(More)
In order to clarify the histological localization of cadmium (Cd) in the placenta, we analyzed paraffin sections of placentas from rats with a single Cd exposure on gestation day 18 by the LA-ICP-MS imaging method compared with the histopathological changes. The placentas were sampled at 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 6 hours, and 24 hours after treatment.(More)
The placenta grows rapidly for a short period with high blood flow during pregnancy and has multifaceted functions, such as its barrier function, nutritional transport, drug metabolizing activity and endocrine action. Consequently, the placenta is a highly susceptible target organ for drug- or chemical-induced adverse effects, and many placenta-toxic agents(More)
To determine the effect of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), known as natural auxin, on developing fetus, pregnant mice were injected with 500 or 1000 mg/kg on various gestation days (Days). With the repeated treatment during Days 7-15, the fetal brains exhibited a reduction in size and weight in a dose-dependent manner on Day 18. Histopathologically, hypoplasia(More)
Microencephaly and microphthalmia in the embryos/fetuses from rats exposed to busulfan were histopathologically examined. Busulfan was intraperitoneally administered at 10 mg/kg on gestation days (Days) 12, 13 and 14, and then embryos/fetuses were harvested on Days 14.5, 15, 16 and 21. In the treated group on Day 21, all fetuses were small with reduced body(More)
Background data during the gestation period were obtained from 128 Wistar Hannover GALAS rats and 26 Crl:CD(SD) pregnant rats in the control groups of our previous toxicity studies. The body weights of dams in the Wistar Hannover GALAS rats were significantly lower throughout the gestation period than those in the Crl:CD(SD) rats. In contrast, the(More)
In order to investigate the effect of placental size on fetal intrauterine growth retardation (IURG), we examined the morphology and alterations in the expression of glucose transporter in the placentas of rats exposed to 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP). 6-MP was administered orally at 0 and 60 mg/kg/day on gestation day (GD) 9, 11, 13 or 15, and the placentas were(More)
We examined the sequential histopathological changes in the placenta from rats exposed to cisplatin. Cisplatin was intraperitoneally administered at 2 mg/kg/day during GDs 11-12 (GD11,12-treated group), or GDs 13-14 (GD13,14-treated group), and the placentas were sampled on GDs 13, 15, 17 and 21. Fetal mortality rates were increased up to approximately 65%(More)
We examined the sequential histopathological changes in the placenta from rats exposed to tamoxifen. Tamoxifen was administered intraperitoneally at doses of 0 and 2 mg/kg/day on gestation days (GDs) 8, 9 and 10, and the placentas were sampled on GDs 11, 13, 15, 17, and 21. The fetal mortality rates in the tamoxifen group were increased up to 56%. However,(More)
Adult male medaka (Oryzias latipes) were exposed to 10 ppm of cadmium for 96 h, and the testes were examined histopathologically. Numerous apoptotic cells were found in the spermatogonia and spermatocytes at 72 and 96 h after initiation of cadmium exposure, and the pyknotic index, TUNEL-positive rate, and cleaved caspase-3-positive rate in the spermatogonia(More)