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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of strenuous endurance training on day-to-day changes in oxygen uptake (VO2) on-kinetics (time constant) at the onset.of exercise. Four healthy men participated in strenuous training, for 30 min·day−1, 6 days·week−1 for 3 weeks. The VO2 was measured breath-by-breath every day except Sunday at exercise(More)
BACKGROUND Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is associated with enzootic bovine leukosis, which is the most common neoplastic disease of cattle. BLV infects cattle worldwide, imposing a severe economic impact on the dairy cattle industry. Recently, we developed a new quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method using Coordination of Common Motifs(More)
The main purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between quality of life (QOL) and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Subjects were 61 stabilized outpatients. Quality of life and cognitive function were assessed using the Quality of Life Scale (QLS) and the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS), respectively.(More)
NO 3 − is a major nitrogen source for plant nutrition, and plant cells store NO 3 − in their vacuoles. Here, we report that a unique compost made from marine animal resources by thermophiles represses NO 3 − accumulation in plants. A decrease in the leaf NO 3 − content occurred in parallel with a decrease in the soil NO 3 − level, and the degree of the soil(More)
AIMS The purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between cognitive function and clinical variables in people with schizophrenia. METHODS The subjects were 61 stabilized outpatients with schizophrenia (DSM-IV). Their mean age was 40.1 (SD = 12.2) years. All subjects gave written informed consent to participate in the research.(More)
We previously reported that chicken collagen hydrolysate (CCH) has strong angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity and antihypertensive effects on spontaneously hypertensive rats. Here, we investigated the chronic therapy effects of CCH on blood pressure and vascular relaxation in a cardiovascular damage model of Wistar-Kyoto rats induced(More)
A simple and rapid method using liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) for the simultaneous determination of 130 veterinary drugs and their metabolites in bovine, porcine, and chicken muscle was developed. The drugs (1 to 10 ng/g, in muscle) were extracted from bovine, porcine, or chicken muscles with(More)
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) species with 21–25 nucleotides in length guide mRNA cleavage, translational arrest, and heterochromatin formation in RNA interference (RNAi). To delineate the target region of RNAi, a construct harboring a transcriptional fusion between parts of the target mRNA and the β-glucuronidase gene was biolistically delivered into(More)
We investigated the effects of a chicken collagen hydrolysate (CCH) on the circulation system in humans. A total of 58 subjects with either mild hypertension (systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 140-159 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 90-99 mmHg) or high-normal blood pressure (SBP 130-139 mmHg or DBP 85-89 mmHg) were assigned to two groups, one(More)
The dimethyl ether of an amphiphilic random ethylene oxide/propylene oxide copolymer (EPDME) is useful for the preparation of finely dispersed micro-emulsions. We examined whether EPDME is effective for skin moisturization by means of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies of ex vivo specimens of stratum corneum (SC) obtained by successive stripping.(More)