Tadahiro Tadokoro

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In a previous study, we found that dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-stimulated tissue lipid peroxide formation was suppressed to a lesser extent than expected from the peroxidizability index of tissue total lipids. This suppression was presumed to be potentiated by mechanisms other than the lipid peroxide-scavenging system. In this study, we focused(More)
Rab5 is a GTP-binding protein that is crucial for endocytic machinery functions. We previously identified L-plastin as a binding protein for Rab5, using an affinity column with constitutively active Rab5. L- and T-plastin are isoforms of a plastin protein family belonging to actin-bundling proteins that are implicated in the regulation of cell morphology,(More)
Indonesian dried-salted fish (DSF) was produced from skipjack tuna by soaking the flesh in 15% NaCl (DSF I) or 25% NaCl (DSF II). The DSFs were then hydrolyzed by trypsin, chymotrypsin, Pronase E, and pepsin. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity was measured. The pepsin digest showed the highest inhibitory activity (IC50; 0.63 mg(More)
Retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) is the transport protein that carries retinol in blood. RBP4 was described recently as a new adipokine that reduced insulin sensitivity. Mice lacking glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) in adipocytes have enhanced Rbp4 gene expression; however, the molecular mechanism is unknown. We found a G4KA (GLUT4 knockdown-dependent(More)
To examine the effects of dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the potential changes in endogenous lipid peroxidation in the liver and kidney, diets containing a fixed amount of vitamin E (VE; RRR-alpha-tocopherol equivalent; 134 mg/kg diet) and a graded amount of DHA at the levels of 0, 1.0, 3.4 and 8.7% of total dietary energy were fed to rats for 14 d(More)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ingestion enhanced the susceptibility of rat liver and kidney to lipid peroxidation as a function of the dietary DHA level, but did not increase lipid peroxides as assessed by thiobarbituric acid (TBA) values to the level expected from the peroxidizability index of the tissue total lipids. This phenomenon was especially prominent(More)
Generation of hydroxyl radicals by the Fenton reaction resulted in lipid peroxidation of linoleic acid (LA) (H2O2-Fe2+-induced lipid peroxidation) in positively charged tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TTAB) micelles, but not in negatively charged sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micelles. However, more OH radicals formed via the Fenton reaction were(More)
It was shown previously that bee-collected pollen (bee pollen, BP), inhibited in vitro murine mast cell activation. This study further analysed the antiallergic effect of BP in vivo by measuring cutaneous mast cell activation using a passive cutaneous anaphylaxis reaction. Daily oral administration of BP to mice, dose-dependently reduced the cutaneous mast(More)
To clarify the role of B-12 in the immunological function, serum C3, IgM, IgG, IgE contents, splenocytes expression of CD4, CD8, and CD4 positive intracellular IFN-gamma and IL-4 were examined in B-12-deficient mice, and the effect of the administration of CH3-B-12 was also studied. Serum C3, IgM and IgG contents were lower in B-12-deficient mice than in(More)
The effect of vitamin B12 (B12)-deficiency on testicular tissue was investigated through morphological observations of the rats which had been fed on a B12-deficient soybean protein diet by pair-feeding for 100 days. Testicular B12 content was depressed distinctly by the deficiency. Testes weight and their relative weight (weight per 100 g body weight) as(More)