Tsuneo Sekijima

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Reciprocal-removal experiments with two replicates were conducted to test for the role of interspecific competition in the coexistence ofApodemus argenteus andA. speciosus. Population density, rate of appearance of new (unmarked) individuals, reproduction, survival rate and habitat use were monitored during pre- and removal periods. In both removal(More)
Clothianidin (CTD) is a neonicotinoid developed in the 1990s as an insecticide having selective toxicity, but it was later found to cause reproductive abnormalities in rats through oxidative stress. There is an attempt to preserve endangered animals, including the Japanese crested ibis, in Japan. However, there is a concern that neonicotinoid affects the(More)
Dioxins cause various adverse effects in animals including teratogenesis, induction of drug metabolizing enzymes, tumor promotion, and endocrine disruption. Above all, endocrine disruption is known to disturb reproduction in adult animals and may, also seriously impact their offspring. However, most previous studies have quantified the species-specific(More)
Dioxins, which are unintentionally generated toxic pollutants, exert a variety of adverse effects on organisms. The majority of these effects, which include teratogenesis, immunosuppression, tumor promotion, and endocrine disruption, are mediated through aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand-activated transcription factor. Genetic variations in AhR(More)
A new optical Faraday rotator using fibrous Ce-substituted YIG (Ce:YIG) single crystal is developed. The fibrous Ce:YIG single crystal was successfully grown by floating zone method with IR assisted YAG laser heating at a fast growth rate. This crystal has a good quality, and shows a better figure of merit for an optical Faraday rotator at wavelength /spl(More)
We validated the effects of a passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging process on the oriental weather loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. Laboratory experiments were conducted to assess the effects of PIT tagging on fish survival, growth, wound healing, and tag omission. Two tagging protocols, standard syringe injection versus insertion through a small(More)
The successful maintenance of Hymenolepis pseudodiminuta, isolated from Apodemus speciosus, is described for the first time. In the laboratory, the flour beetle, Tribolium confusum, and F344 rats could serve as intermediate and definitive hosts, respectively. In single worm infections with H. pseudodiminuta, which were carried in two groups of rats, adult(More)
Seasonal hibernation in mammals is under a unique adaptation system that protects organisms from various harmful events, such as lowering of body temperature (Tb), during hibernation. However, the precise factors controlling hibernation remain unknown. We have previously demonstrated a decrease in hibernation-specific protein (HP) complex in the blood of(More)
Forced swim (FS) stress induces diverse biochemical responses in the brain of rodents. Here, we examined the effect of hypothermia induced by FS in cold water on the phosphorylation of FS-sensitive signaling molecules in the mouse brain. As we have shown previously, FS in cold water induced a significant increase in the level of tyrosine phosphorylation of(More)
Human beings have developed many tools, technologies, and chemicals for their convenience and comfort. For example, herbicides and/or insecticides that are sprayed on crop lands prevent damage from pests and have resulted in remarkable increases in crop yield. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which have insulating properties and are incombustible, were(More)
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