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Recent advances in cDNA microarray technology have made it possible to analyze expression of several thousand genes at the same time. Using this technique, gene expression in human astrocytes cultured from glaucomatous and normal optic nerve heads (ONH) was compared. One hundred-fifty genes were differentially expressed more than 5-fold in glaucomatous cell(More)
We have reported that soybean milk is an excellent source for increasing bone mineral density (BMD) and mechanical bone strength. However, it is not known what kind of components in soybean milk affect bone metabolism. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to find the effective components in soybean milk on bone metabolism. It might be some peptide in(More)
In this study, we examined the effects of mechanical stress induced by elevated hydrostatic pressure (HP) on the migration of human optic nerve head (ONH) astrocytes, using an in vitro model that follows repopulation of a cell-free area (CFA) created on a monolayer of cultured astrocytes. alpha-Tubulin staining detected phenotypic changes in astrocytes(More)
An extremely low-frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) is generated by power lines and household electrical devices. Many studies have suggested an association between chronic ELF-MF exposure and anxiety and/or depression. The mechanism of these effects is assumed to be a stress response induced by ELF-MF exposure. However, this mechanism remains controversial.(More)
Infusing a methionine-free solution into rats for 7 days resulted in a marked enlargement of liver nucleoli. By the analysis of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, a spot 'a' (76 kDa, pI 5.3) stained with Coomassie blue was observed to accumulate highly in liver cytosol from rat infused with methionine-free solution. Metabolically labeling experiments with(More)
The effect of infusion of a methionine-free total parenteral nutrition solution for 7 d on ribonucleic acids in liver of rats were investigated. The control solution contained leucine, valine, isoleucine, lysine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, arginine, histidine, glycine, methionine, glucose and vitamins and minerals. Deprivation of a methionine is(More)
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