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AIMS We examined whether the three unfolded protein response (UPR) signaling pathways, which are activated in response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress, are involved in progesterone production in the luteal cells of the corpus luteum (CL) during the mouse estrous cycle. MAIN METHODS The luteal phase of C57BL/6 female mice (8 weeks old) was divided(More)
Amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), which is a product of the proteolytic effect of beta-secretase (BACE) on an amyloid precursor protein, is closely associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. There is sufficient evidence to suggest that a BACE inhibitor may reduce Abeta levels, thus decreasing the risk of AD. In a previous study, an extract of(More)
Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac malformation characterized by a fibromuscular membrane that divides the left atrium into two distinct chambers. In almost all cases, it is diagnosed in childhood, whereas adult cases are extremely rare. Herein, we describe an unusual case of cor triatriatum in a 55-year-old woman who presented with embolic(More)
Embryonic stem cell testing is an alternative model system to assess drug and chemical toxicities because of its similar developmental characteristics with in vivo embryogenesis and organogenesis. This study evaluated the toxicity of chemicals at specific developmental stages of mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC)-derived hepatic differentiation; hepatic(More)
In a previous study, an extract of Clavicorona pyxidata DGUM 29005 mycelia demonstrated an inhibitory effect against enzyme-associated perceptual disorders. We have attempted to determine whether this mycelial extract is also capable of inhibiting the activities of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and beta-secretase (BACE) activity. Butanol, ethanol, and water(More)
In this research, we examined the tactile sense for sensory substitution in people who have lost one sense. We considered the use of apparent movement to communicate something via the tactile sense. It is necessary to measure the apparent movement objectively and quantitatively because apparent movement is normally a subjective thing. We extracted swing(More)
Stem cell-induced hepatocytes (SC-iHeps) have been suggested as a valuable model for evaluating drug toxicology. Here, human-induced pluripotent stem cells (QIA7) and embryonic stem cells (WA01) were differentiated into hepatocytes, and the hepatotoxic effects of acetaminophen (AAP) and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) were compared with primary hepatocytes (p-Heps) and(More)
Deep blue emitting materials with a new core structure containing indenopyrazine have been synthesized; a non-doped device using one of these materials as a blue emitter was found to exhibit high external quantumn efficiency of 4.6% and excellent color purity of (0.154, 0.078) as well as narrow emission band of 47 nm FWHM.
Herein, we describe the molecular electronic structure, optical, and charge-transport properties of anthracene derivatives computationally using density functional theory to understand the factors responsible for the improved efficiency and stability of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with triphenylamine (TPA)-substituted anthracene derivatives. The(More)
ZKSCAN5 (also known as ZFP95) is a zinc-finger protein belonging to the Krűppel family. ZKSCAN5 contains a SCAN box and a KRAB A domain and is proposed to play a distinct role during spermatogenesis. In humans, alternatively spliced ZKSCAN5 transcripts with different 5'-untranslated regions (UTRs) have been identified. However, investigation of our Macaca(More)