Satoshi Imanishi

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To evaluate the effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a candidate endocrine disruptor (ED), on embryonic development, we examined the mRNA expression levels of the arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR), which binds with many EDs and plays crucial roles in xenobiotic metabolism, and of the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) alpha and retinoid X receptor (RXR) alpha, key factors(More)
To evaluate the effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a candidate endocrine disruptor (ED), on embryonic development, we examined the mRNA expression levels of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR; which binds with many EDs and plays crucial roles in their metabolism) and related factors [aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AhRR) and AhR nuclear translocator(More)
Retinoic acid receptor (RAR) alpha and retinoid X receptor (RXR) alpha are key factors in a nuclear receptor-dependent signal. To evaluate the effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a candidate endocrine disruptor (ED), on embryonic development, we examined the mRNA levels of RARalpha and RXRalpha in murine embryos, exposed in utero to BPA (2 microg/kg/day) at(More)
We have previously established a protocol for the neural differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) as an efficient tool to evaluate the neurodevelopmental toxicity of environmental chemicals. Here, we described a multivariate bioinformatic approach to identify the stage-specific gene sets associated with neural differentiation of mESCs. We(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA), a candidate endocrine disruptor (ED), is considered to bind to estrogen receptors and to regulate expressions of estrogen responsive genes. It has also shown evidence of affecting the reproductive, immunological and nervous systems of mammalian embryos. However, the effects of BPA on placentae, a central organ of feto-maternal(More)
Thalidomide is increasingly used in anticancer and anti-inflammation therapies. However, it is known for its teratogenicity and ability to induce peripheral neuropathy, although the mechanisms underlying its neurological effect in humans are unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of thalidomide on the metabolism and neuronal differentiation of(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) microscopy is a magnetic resonance imaging method with enhanced spatial resolution due to the use of a high static magnetic field and high magnetic field gradients. It is considered to be a useful tool for non-invasive and continuous investigation of tissue and organs at the histological level. In this study, we applied NMR(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of administration of coumestrol during pregnancy on calcium (Ca) metabolism in post-delivery maternal and neonatal mice. From 6.5 to 16.5 days post coitus (dpc), pregnant females were administered daily doses of coumestrol (200 microg/kg body weight/day). One day after parturition, blood samples and the kidneys,(More)
The mRNA expression of GPRC5B, an orphan G protein-coupled receptor, is induced by retinoic acid (RA). Because RA plays critical roles in embryonic development, reproductive functions, metabolism and homeostasis, GPRC5B is also considered crucial in these physiological events. We investigated the changes in expression of GPRC5B and RA receptor (RAR) alpha(More)
Predictive toxicology using stem cells or their derived tissues has gained increasing importance in biomedical and pharmaceutical research. Here, we show that toxicity category prediction by support vector machines (SVMs), which uses qRT-PCR data from 20 categorized chemicals based on a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) system, is improved by the adoption of(More)