Yoko Hirabayashi

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CBA/Ca male mice have been exposed to benzene in air at 10, 25, 100, 300, 400, and 3000 ppm for variable intervals 6 hr/day, 5 days/week for up to 16 weeks. Two weeks of inhaling 10 ppm produced no hematologic effects; 25 ppm induced a significant lymphopenia. Inhalation of 100, 300, and 400 ppm produced dose-dependent decreases in blood lymphocytes, bone(More)
Although the mechanisms underlying benzene-induced toxicity and leukemogenicity are not yet fully understood, they are likely to be complicated by various pathways, including those of metabolism, growth factor regulation, oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell cycle regulation, and programmed cell death. With this as a background, we performed cDNA microarray(More)
A 46-year-old Japanese woman had disseminated angiokeratoma, confirmed by electron microscopy which showed numerous cytoplasmic vacuoles in cells of the kidney and skin. Enzyme activities against synthetic and natural substrates in leucocytes and fibroblasts were normal. Her urine contained a large amount of sialylglycoaminoacids, with predominant excretion(More)
The growth potential of the hemopoietic progenitor cells from young and old mice is similar. Previous studies of their cell-kinetics showed no significant differences between them when measured by the incorporation of tritiated thymidine ([3H]TdR). A different approach for exploring stem-cell kinetics in aged animals is provided by another method; the(More)
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