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In the present study, we identified several food-derived collagen peptides in human blood after oral ingestion of some gelatin hydrolysates. Healthy human volunteers ingested the gelatin hydrolysates (9.4-23 g) from porcine skin, chicken feet, and cartilage after 12 h of fasting. Negligible amounts of the peptide form of hydroxyproline (Hyp) were observed(More)
Cryopreservation of 2-cell embryos is an effective technology for storage of genetically engineered mouse strains. Transport of genetically engineered mice between laboratories has frequently been performed using such cryopreserved 2-cell embryos. However, the receiving laboratory requires proficient skills and special instruments to obtain live young from(More)
At refrigerated temperatures, mouse embryos can maintain developmental ability for short periods. Previously, we succeeded in transporting vitrified and warmed 2-cell mouse embryos while maintaining developmental ability at refrigerated temperatures for 50 h. Transport of nonfrozen embryos is an easier and more useful means of exchanging genetically(More)
OBJECTIVE Ischemic heart disease is a pivotal complication for diabetic patients. Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) represents the only noninvasive method that allows for accurate quantification of coronary artery calcification that reflects underlying atherosclerotic disease. Although coronary calcium score (CCS) cut points that predict the presence(More)
Mice lacking a functional bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS-3) develop mild obesity. However, the origin of obesity in BRS-3 knockout (KO) mice remains unclear. We used a strain-crossing strategy to investigate the physiological role of the BRS-3 pathway. We crossed female heterozygous BRS-3 KO mice (X-/X) and male KK-Ay mice (Ay/+) to obtain BRS-3 KO/KK-Ay(More)
To determine the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum strain HSK201 on Japanese cedar pollinosis, a single-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 2008. The HSK201 group was administered fermented milk prepared with HSK201 for 8 weeks, and the placebo group was administered non-fermented milk adjusted to the same acidity and taste. We found HSK201(More)
A 65-year-old man with previous history of congestive heart failure and genetically proven Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) was suddenly suffered from aphasia and right hemiplegia. Physical examination showed severe motor aphasia, right hemiplegia, and signs of left heart failure. An echocardiogram before the onset of aphasia showed markedly dilated left(More)
In this study, we attempted to establish a novel method of screening anti-allergic lactic acid bacteria (LAB). We cloned the human histidine decarboxylase (HDC) promoter into the promoter-less pPhi-Yellow-RPL-dest1 vector and established KU812F cells transduced with this vector (pHDCp-Phi-Yellow/KU812F). After adding LAB to these cells, the change in(More)