Yoshio Sugaya

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Fish embryo toxicology is important because embryos are considered more susceptible than adult fish to the effects of toxic chemicals. Recently, fish embryo bioassay was proposed to replace the conventional fish acute toxicity chemical test of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development guidelines because it offers the advantages of fewer(More)
Stress proteins (heat shock proteins, HSPs) have been proposed as general biomarkers for environmental monitoring. In the present study, we evaluated the environmental stress-burden on the aquatic midge Chironomus yoshimatsui using hsp70 expression. Larvae collected from streams receiving polluted runoff (field strain) were resistant to the organophosphorus(More)
Environmental hazard assessments for chemicals are carried out to define an environmentally "safe" level at which, theoretically, the chemical will not negatively affect any exposed biota. Despite this common goal, the methodologies in use are very diverse across different countries and jurisdictions. This becomes particularly obvious when international(More)
Primary production of phytoplankton and standing crops of zooplankton and zoobenthos were intensively surveyed in Lake Teganuma during May 1983–April 1984. The annual mean chlorophyll a concentrations were as high as 304 µg · l−1–383 µg · l−1. The daily gross primary production of phytoplankton was high throughout the year. The peak production rate was(More)
Several species of invertebrates have been studied to examine the toxicological effects of chemicals that include insecticides and heavy metals. We characterized heat-shock protein (hsp) genes from the ubiquitous midge, Chironomidae. More than 70 fold induction of hsp70 expression was detected by quantitative PCR after 37°C treatment in the midge.(More)
Algal growth inhibition tests for environmental risk assessment require improved efficiency to evaluate large numbers of chemicals. As an endpoint for rapid estimation of the effect concentration of test chemicals, we propose the delayed fluorescence (DF) measurement from an alga 24 h after exposure. Eight chemicals (bifenox, bromoxynil, bensulfuronmethyl,(More)
We examined cytochrome P450 production and activity and circulating hormone concentrations in male medaka exposed to 17beta-estradiol (E2) or 17alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2). Intraperitoneal injection of E2 at 1, 10, or 100 microg/g-fish completely suppressed CYP3A38 protein production and suppressed CYP3A40 protein levels by 89%, 52%, or 47%, respectively.(More)
The 22nd Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Initial Assessment Meeting (SIAM 22) was held at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) headquarters in Paris, France. The initial assessment documents of five substances (CAS numbers: 75-59-2, 80-51-3, 101-83-7, 103-24-2, 27813-02-1) sponsored by Japan were all agreed at the meeting.(More)
The 19th Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Initial Assessment Meeting (SIAM 19) was held in Berlin, Germany, hosted by the Germen Federal Agency for the Environment. The initial assessment documents of four substances (CAS numbers: 92-70-6, 126-33-0,131-17-9, 7580-85-0) and one category (High Molecular Weight Phthalate Esters) at SIAM 19 were submitted(More)
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