Tatsushige Fukunaga

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The present study was designed to investigate the effects of aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) genotype on cardiovascular and endocrine responses to alcohol ingestion in young, healthy Japanese subjects. For this purpose, we monitored changes in the electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure (BP), finger blood flow (BF) and facial skin temperature (FST) during(More)
The objective of this study was to derive regression formulae for stature estimation from long limb bones in a Japanese population. Moreover, commonly employed estimation equations, such as that of Fujii, were re-evaluated through application of current data. To construct equations, measurements were conducted on 434 living subjects (342 females and 92(More)
AIMS To assess the effect of the -360G/A polymorphism in the promoter region of the human aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) gene on its transcription, basal and acetaldehyde/ethanol-induced gene expression was examined by in vivo and in vitro experiments. METHODS Human peripheral blood leukocytes were collected before and after alcohol ingestion (0.4 g/kg(More)
Class II alcohol dehydrogenase (pi-ADH), encoded by alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH4), is considered to contribute to ethanol (EtOH) oxidation in the liver at high concentration. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were found in the promoter region of this gene. Analysis of genotype distribution in 102 unrelated Japanese subjects revealed that four loci(More)
Novel polymorphic sites within the coding region of the human coagulation factor XIII A-subunit (F13A) gene and their haplotypic combinations with the other polymorphic sites thus far reported are presented. Polymorphic bands were detected in exons 2, 5, 8, 12 and 14 by using single strand conformational polymorphism analysis and antithetic forms of the(More)
We report an autopsy case of segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) of various phases occurring in both the intracranial vertebral artery (IVA) and intra-abdominal arteries. The patient was a 70-year-old male found dead in his house. The cause of death was massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage owing to a ruptured right gastroepiploic artery. Histopathological(More)
In this report, we review the anatomical features of the crural veins and the importance of the soleal vein and its drainage veins for thrombi formation and propagation. The result of our investigation of 120 legs of 60 autopsy cases with fatal pulmonary thromboembolism showed that the soleal vein was the most frequent site of deep vein thrombosis, both for(More)
We investigated the effects of alcohol restriction on ambulatory blood pressure (BP), heart rate, and heart rate variability in 33 Japanese male volunteers (37 +/- 1 years, mean +/- SE), who were all habitual drinkers. Subjects were told either to keep their usual drinking habits for 3 weeks (usual alcohol period), or to reduce alcohol intake by at least(More)
Tolfenpyrad (TFP) is a pesticide that was first approved in 2002 in Japan under the trade name of Hachi-hachi. Analyses of TFP and its major metabolite, 4-[4-[(4-chloro-3-ethyl-1-methylpyrazol-5-yl)carbonylaminomethyl]phenoxy]benzoic acid (PTCA), in plasma obtained from a cadaver suspected to have died of TFP poisoning, were conducted by liquid(More)
Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) has recently been the focus of research, with special attention to its clinical and medicolegal aspects. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is an important embolic source of PTE. We review the epidemiology, autopsy findings, pathophysiology, and clinical issues related to PTE and DVT in Japan based on our autopsy cases at the Tokyo(More)