Satoshi Mizuno

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PURPOSE Macular carotenoid pigments composed of lutein and zeaxanthin are thought to affect the development of age-related maculopathy (ARM). Macular carotenoid levels were measured in normal Japanese subjects and Japanese patients with ARM. DESIGN Observational case-control series. PARTICIPANTS One hundred normal eyes of 100 normal subjects and 187(More)
A major target protein of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody with a perinuclear staining pattern (P-ANCA) has been identified as myeloperoxidase (MPO). Recombinant deletion mutants of MPO, eight fragments of the heavy-chain subunit, and two fragments of the light chain subunit were expressed in E. coli using a pQE expression vector. The recombinant hexamer(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia among the elderly. To clarify pathogenesis of AD, thousands of reports have been accumulating. However, knowledge of signaling pathways in the field of AD has not been compiled as a database before. Here, we have constructed a publicly available pathway map called “AlzPathway” that(More)
STUDY DESIGN The DRG neuron was electrophysiologically investigated using a rat model with constriction of the proximal site of the DRG. OBJECTIVES To investigate the pathomechanisms of lumbar radiculopathy, we established a rat model with constriction of the proximal site of the DRG. And to characterize the DRG neurons in the rat model of lumbar(More)
Bunching onion (Allium fistulosum L.) is one of the most important vegetables in Japan. Although expressed sequence tag (EST)-derived markers for bulb onion (A. cepa L.) have been developed from medium-scale sequencing, comparable EST sequences in bunching onion are lacking. In this study, we obtained 54,903 bunching onion unigenes using transcriptome(More)
We report our attempts to achieve a successful pregnancy outcome with calcium ionophore A23187 and puromycin oocyte activation using sperm from a normozoospermic husband of a patient with previous repeated failed fertilization following ICSI. Oocytes from the female partner of a couple with a 4 year history of unexplained primary infertility with repeated(More)
Despite its serious adverse effects, recent accumulating evidence suggests that a physiological retinoic acid receptor (RAR) agonist, all-trans retinoic acid (atRA), exhibits preventive effects on atherogenesis. Therefore, the present study was designed to explore novel natural RAR ligands with anti-atherogenic effects in order to identify and develop a(More)
Studies were undertaken to determine whether electrical stimulation, or ethanol treatment alone or in combination with 6-dimethylaminopurine (6-DMAP) influenced the rate of parthenogenetic activation of rat oocytes. The percentages of activated oocytes with pronuclei (89-91%) and those developed to the two-cell stage (68-72%) were significantly higher after(More)
We previously identified a novel gonad-specific expression gene (Gse) and investigated its expression during gametogenesis in the mouse testis and ovary. In this study, we generated a polyclonal antibody to GSE protein and determined the profiles of the protein's expression in germ cells and preimplantation embryos in detail using immunocytochemical and(More)
PURPOSE Measurements of the quality of physician-patient communication are important in assessing patient outcomes, but the quality of communication is difficult to quantify. The aim of this paper is to develop a computer analysis system for the physician-patient consultation process (CASC), which will use a quantitative method to quantify and analyze(More)