Shinichirou Shimai

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Chemokines such as IFN-inducible protein-10 (IP-10) and JE/monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) are induced in the murine liver in a tissue-specific manner. We examined whether IP-10 and MCP-1 are pathologically involved in chronic hepatitis. Whereas the serum levels of IP-10 and MCP-1 in patients with chronic persistent hepatitis C were elevated compared(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of eating problems and to identify factors associated with the eating problems among Japanese high school girls. METHODS This study used a cross-sectional design. The study population was 3,032 female students attending three high schools in Fukushima, Japan. The 26-item version of the Eating(More)
This study was conducted to determine if there is an association between shift work and risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in Japanese male blue-collar shift workers. Health check-up data on serum lipid concentration and anthropometric indices of 33 three-shift workers and 27 two-shift workers were compared with those of day workers. The average(More)
The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that Japanese adults who like fat-rich foods have more body fatness and higher serum lipid levels than those who do not. The subjects were 540 male and 492 female workers under 41 years of age. A self-administered questionnaire determined four levels of liking for fat-rich foods. Anthropometric(More)
This study was conducted to determine whether bathing in tepid water is effective in facilitating recovery from fatigue after submaximal exercise. Subjects were six young healthy male university students. Following cycle exercise at 80% aerobic power (VO2 max) for 10 min, recovery was observed during and after 10-min bathing. Three conditions were set; (1)(More)
The development of reflexes in neonates exposed prenatally to methylmercury and selenite was investigated. Pregnant mice were assigned to one of 4 treatments; methylmercury (MeHg), selenite(Se), combination of 2 compounds (MeHg X Se) and saline control (NaCl). Mice were injected subcutaneously (s.c.) on day 9 of gestation. The dose of each compound was 30(More)
This epidemiologic study was undertaken to determine whether working overtime is associated with anthropometric indices and serum lipids, risk factors for obesity, in white-collar workers. Non-management white-collar male workers were eligible. Body weight and height, waist circumference, skinfold thickness, serum total cholesterol and triglycerides were(More)
Effects of bilateral hippocampal lesions were investigated in a newly developed discriminated rearing-avoidance task. A significant facilitation of avoidance conditioning was found in rats with hippocampal lesions. The over-all escape topography of the hippocampal-lesioned rats was mostly jumping whereas that of the controls was rearing. These findings(More)
The present study was an investigation of playing a TV game and its influences on physical and psychological development of kindergarten children. A self-completed questionnaire was delivered to the parents of 426 children. Of these, 408 had fully completed answers. Questions regarded the amounts of TV game play, its influences on health and on development(More)