Takiko Hosoya

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In the course of our screening for inhibitors of sphingosine kinase, we found two active compounds in a culture broth of a fungus, Zopfiella inermis SANK 15183. The structures of the compounds, named S-15183a and b, were elucidated by a combination of spectroscopic analyses to be new azaphilone-type metabolites. S-15183a and b inhibited sphingosine kinase(More)
In the course of our screening for inhibitors of sphingosine kinase, we found an active compound from a culture broth of a discomycete, Trichopezizella barbata SANK 25395. The structure of the compound, named F-12509A, was elucidated by a combination of spectroscopic analyses, to be a new sesquiterpene quinone consisting of a drimane moiety and a(More)
Soft-tissue osteochondromas of the foot are infrequently occurring lesions. A 65-year-old woman presented with soft-tissue osteochondroma in the soft tissues superficial to the plantar aspect of the calcaneus. The mass was densely ossified without cortical destruction or other alteration in the adjacent calcaneal bone on x-rays and computed tomography(More)
We performed experiments to screen for neutral sphingomyelinase inhibitors using rat brain microsomes as an enzyme source. Among more than 10,000 microbial extracts tested, a mycelial extract of Trichopeziza mollissima SANK 13892 exhibited potent inhibitory activity. The active compound, scyphostatin, was purified by a series of chromatographies.(More)
A 21-year-old man had proximal radioulnar synostosis 10 months after fracture of the proximal radius and the ulna. The bony bridge was excised and a direct posterior interosseous island flap was interposed as a biological barrier. One year after surgery, the range of forearm rotation was 65 degrees. There was no radiographic evidence of recurrence.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the prevalence of intimate partner violence in a local city of Fukui Prefecture, and whether the subjects' and their partners' demographic characteristics, alcohol use, and violence experienced in the families in which they were raised might be related risk factors. METHODS We conducted a mail survey of 1,000(More)
In understanding the mechanism of schizophrenia pathogenesis, a significant finding is that drug abuse of phencyclidine or its analog ketamine causes symptoms similar to schizophrenia. Such drug effects are triggered even by administration at post-adolescent stages. Both drugs are N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonists, leading to a major(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the mental health status of caseworkers at welfare offices and factors affecting mental health (i.e., working conditions, participation in training courses and workshops, lifestyle habits, presence of illness, social support, and self-efficacy). METHODS The welfare offices in Japan(More)