Toshio Nakadate

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Quercetin (30 mumol/mouse) markedly suppressed the effect of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA, 20 nmol/mouse) on skin tumor formation in the CD-1 mice initiated by 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (200 nmol/mouse). TPA (20 nmol/mouse)-induced epidermal ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity was also inhibited by quercetin (10-30 mumol/mouse), but it(More)
Effects of various alpha adrenergic agents on insulin release and cyclic 3':5'-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) accumulation in pancreatic islets were investigated. Clonidine, epinephrine, alpha-methylnorepinephrine and norepinephrine were most potent and methoxamine and phenylephrine least potent in inhibiting the glucose-stimulated insulin release.(More)
The effects of flavonoids, antioxidants and related compounds on 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-caused epidermal ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) induction, DNA synthesis and skin tumor promotion, and on epidermal lipoxygenase activity, were investigated using CD-1 mice. Morin, fisetin , kaempferol and n-propyl gallate potently inhibited epidermal(More)
The effects of inhibitors of protein kinase C on the activities of the intact enzyme, the proteolytically-generated catalytic domain, and [3H]phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu) binding were compared in an effort to evaluate this approach for clarifying mechanisms of inhibitor action. Staurosporine, H-7 [1-(5-isoquinolinylsulfonyl)-2-methylpiperazine], and(More)
The effects of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase inhibitors on ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) induction by a potent tumor promoter, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) were examined in vitro in isolated mouse epidermal cells. Lipoxygenase inhibitors such as quercetin, nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), 3,4,2',4'-tetrahydroxychalcone,(More)
Treatment with yohimbine, an alpha 2-adrenergic blocker, prior to the injection of a subdiabetogenic dose of streptozotocin (STZ) produced hyperglycemia and hypoinsulinemia in mice 7 days later. Prazosin, an alpha 1-adrenergic blocker, was ineffective. The capacity of phentolamine and phenoxybenzamine to potentiate the diabetogenic effect of STZ was(More)
Gravity (G)-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC), which is presumably caused by a reduction of cerebral blood flow resulting in a decreased oxygen supply to the brain, is a major threat to pilots of high-performance fighter aircraft. The application of cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor gravity-induced cerebral oxygenation debt has(More)
Effect of beraprost sodium (BPS), a long-acting and orally active stable analogue of PGI2, on the macromolecular permeability of cultured vascular endothelial cells (HUVEC) was detected by the transport of FITC-albumin. Thrombin treatment resulted in induction of FITC-albumin transport across the endothelial cell monolayer. The albumin transport induced by(More)
Fifty-seven polyurethane foam manufacturing workers (PF workers) and 24 reference workers were followed for 4 years to clarify the effects on pulmonary function of working in PF factories with exposure to toluene diisocyanate (TDI). No significant differences in the average annual losses (AALs) of pulmonary function for 4 years were observed among the 28PF(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of chronic exposure to welding fumes on pulmonary function by a direct estimate of fumes accumulated in the lungs. METHODS The strength of the residual magnetic field of externally magnetised lungs (LMF) was used as an estimate of fumes accumulated in the lungs. The results of forced spirometry manoeuvres obtained in 143(More)