著者
Takashi NAKAMURA Katsuyuki SATO Mitsuo AKIBA Masao OHNISHI
出版者
Japan Oil Chemists' Society
雑誌
Journal of Oleo Science (ISSN:13458957)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.55, no.4, pp.191-197, 2006 (Released:2006-03-14)
参考文献数
16
被引用文献数
4 6

In these experiments, the antioxidative activity of urobilinogen, a major fecal pigment-related compound and reduced metabolite of bilirubin, was shown. Urobilinogen was synthesized from commercial bilirubin by reduction, and the structure was confirmed with mass spectroscopy and NMR analyses. The product was identified as i-urobilinogen. The DPPH radical scavenging activity of urobilinogen was higher than other antioxidants (α-tocopherol, bilirubin and β-carotene). Moreover, the formation of hydroperoxides of linoleic acid with 2, 2’-azobis (2, 4- dimethylvaleronitrile) in methanol was suppressed by the addition of synthesized urobilinogen. On the other hand, in the NMR spectrum measurement, we found the signal decrease of a proton from C10 methylene. It was shown that this proton was exchanged with a deutrium of CD3OD. This methylene can easily release the hydrogen as proton donor. These results suggest that urobilinogen can inhibit the radical chain reaction by trapping free radicals.
著者
Ayami NOJIRI Hideo AKIYOSHI Fumihito OHASHI Atsuki IJIRI Osamu SAWASE Tomiharu MATSUSHITA Mitsuru TAKEMOTO Shunsuke FUJIBAYASHI Takashi NAKAMURA Tsutomu YAMAGUCHI
出版者
公益社団法人 日本獣医学会
雑誌
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science (ISSN:09167250)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.13-0548, (Released:2014-10-16)
被引用文献数
2

A 4-year-old Shih-Tzu, referred for an enlarged left carpus, was diagnosed with a unicameral bone cyst. A customized titanium device was inserted into cystic lesion and fixed by titanium screws. Sufficient strength of the affected bone with the device inserted to maintain limb function was established after resection of contents of cystic lesion. There was no deterioration of the lesion of bone cyst, and acceptable function of the affected limb with no clinical signs of lameness was maintained during 36 months follow-up. The results of this study demonstrated that bone cyst curettage and use of a customized titanium device could provide an effective alternative treatment of huge lesion of unicameral bone cysts with the intent of preventing pathologic fractures.
著者
Itsuko Miyazawa Aya Kadota Katsuyuki Miura Motozumi Okamoto Takashi Nakamura Tsuyoshi Ikai Hiroshi Maegawa Atsushi Ohnishi
出版者
The Japan Endocrine Society
雑誌
Endocrine Journal (ISSN:09188959)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.65, no.5, pp.527-536, 2018 (Released:2018-05-28)
参考文献数
31

The prevalence of obesity is increasing globally in patients with diabetes. This study aimed to examine 12-year trends of increasing obesity in Japanese patients with diabetes, and their clinical features. The study used results of the Shiga Diabetes Clinical Survey, which recorded medical performance in diabetic patients in 2000, 2006 and 2012. Data were analyzed from 14,205, 14,407 and 21,449 adult patients in these three years, respectively. Overweight and obesity prevalence and the clinical features of diabetes patients were examined, stratified by body mass index (BMI) and age. The prevalence of overweight (BMI 25–30 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) were 27.0% and 5.1% in 2000, 28.9% and 7.3% in 2006 and 30.9% and 10.0% in 2012. Glycemic control, blood pressure and serum lipid profile improved over 12 years in all BMI categories. However, glycemic and triglyceride control were insufficient in obese patients aged <65 years (hemoglobin A1c 7.5 ± 1.4%, triglyceride 197.7 ± 178.4 mg/dL in 2012). The percentage of patients who used antihypertensive and lipid-lowering drugs increased and patients with higher BMI had increased frequency of using these drugs, both in young and old age groups. Higher BMI was significantly and positively associated with albuminuria. In summary, overweight and obesity have increased in Japanese diabetic patients, particularly for younger generations. Findings suggest that obesity may lead to poorer glycemic control, blood pressure and lipid profiles. Overweight and obesity are important modifiable risk factors for diabetes, suggesting that more active weight-control interventions are warranted.
著者
Masato Furuhashi Kazuma Mori Marenao Tanaka Takuto Maeda Megumi Matsumoto Takayo Murase Takashi Nakamura Masayuki Koyama Norihito Moniwa Hirofumi Ohnishi Shigeyuki Saitoh Kazuaki Shimamoto Tetsuji Miura
出版者
The Japan Endocrine Society
雑誌
Endocrine Journal (ISSN:09188959)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.EJ18-0127, (Released:2018-08-02)
被引用文献数
2

Hypouricemia is a high-risk factor of exercise-induced acute kidney injury (EIAKI) probably through a lack of an antioxidant effect of uric acid. Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) is an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of uric acid from hypoxanthine and xanthine, leading to an increase in superoxide and reactive oxygen species. Activation of XOR has been proposed to promote oxidative stress-related tissue injury. We measured plasma XOR activity by a sensitive and accurate assay using a combination of liquid chromatography and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry in subjects with relatively low levels of uric acid (≤4.0 mg/dL) who were recruited from 627 subjects (male/female: 292/335) in the Tanno-Sobetsu Study, a population-based cohort. The numbers of subjects with uric acid ≤4.0 mg/dL, ≤3.0 mg/dL and ≤2.0 mg/dL were 72 (11.5%, male/female: 5/67), 13 (2.1%, all females) and 2 (0.3%, both females), respectively. Plasma XOR activities in 5 male subjects were below the median value of the 292 male subjects. In 12 (17.9%) of the 67 female subjects with uric acid ≤4.0 mg/dL, plasma XOR activities were above the upper quartile value of the 335 female subjects. Eleven of the 12 female subjects with high plasma XOR activity and a low uric acid level had liver dysfunction and/or insulin resistance. In conclusion, unexpected high plasma XOR activities were found in some female subjects with relatively low levels of uric acid. Measurement of plasma XOR activity may help to identify hypouricemic patients with a high risk for EIAKI.
著者
Mahunnop FAKKAO Kazuki CHIBA Yuta KIMURA Takashi NAKAMURA Toyoki OKUMURA Kiyofumi NITTA Yasuko TERADA Yoshiharu UCHIMOTO Koji AMEZAWA
出版者
公益社団法人 日本セラミックス協会
雑誌
Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan (ISSN:18820743)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.125, no.4, pp.299-302, 2017-04-01 (Released:2017-04-03)
参考文献数
9
被引用文献数
3

In this work, we directly observed the reaction distribution formed in a composite cathode of the all-solid-state lithium-ion battery (ASSLIB) LiCoO2/Li2.2C0.8B0.2O3|Li2.2C0.8B0.2O3|PEO|Li during charging by using the two-dimensional X-ray absorption spectroscopy (2D-XAS) at Co K-edge. The two-dimensional mapping of the state of charge in a composite cathode indicated that the reaction distribution was formed during charging process in the in-plane direction due to the disconnection in electron pathway at cracks. It was experimentally confirmed that the 2D-XAS technique was a useful tool for evaluating the reaction distribution in a composite cathode of an ASSLIB and investigating the influence factors for the formation of the reaction distribution.
著者
Takashi Nakamura Yosuke Noma Yu Sakurai Hideyoshi Harashima
出版者
公益社団法人日本薬学会
雑誌
Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (ISSN:09186158)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.40, no.2, pp.234-237, 2017-02-01 (Released:2017-02-01)
参考文献数
12
被引用文献数
7

Intravesical drug delivery by cationic liposomes (Cat-LPs) represents a potent nanotechnology for enhancing therapeutic effects against bladder disorders. However, preventing the aggregation of Cat-LPs in urine poses a significant barrier. We report on an examination of the effect of modifying liposomes with polyethylene glycol (PEG) lipids to prevent Cat-LPs from aggregating in human urine. Although Cat-LPs underwent significant aggregation in human urine, introducing 5 mol% of PEG2k lipid or 2 mol% of PEG5k lipid completely inhibited the aggregation of the Cat-LPs. When 2 mol% of PEG2k lipids were introduced, the lipid structures of 1,2-distearoly-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DSPE) and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycerol (DSG) greatly prevented aggregation compared with cholesterol. By contrast, when Cat-LPs, after incubation in urine, were exposed to bladder cancer cells, only introducing cholesteryl-PEG into the Cat-LPs showed a significant enhancement in cellular uptake. These results offer the potential for incorporating cholesteryl-PEG into Cat-LPs for achieving both stability in urine and effective cellular uptake.
著者
Keiichiro MIE Mizuki TOMIHARI Kiyotaka HOSHI Takashi NAKAMURA Tomohiro YAMAGUCHI Kazuro MIYAHARA Terumasa SHIMADA
出版者
公益社団法人 日本獣医学会
雑誌
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science (ISSN:09167250)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.15-0626, (Released:2016-01-02)
被引用文献数
1

The influence of transfusion of lymphokine-activated T killer cells (T-LAK) on inflammatory responses was examined in dogs after laparotomy. Plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) level, cell numbers of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and T lymphocyte subsets (CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+) and mRNA expression levels of cytokines including interleukin (IL)-2, IL-12, IL-4, IL-10 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were measured in dogs with (T-LAK group) or without (control group) a single T-LAK administration immediately after laparotomy. The plasma CRP level initially increased and then decreased to the normal range at 7 days after laparotomy in the T-LAK group, which was earlier than in the control group. The expression level of IL-10 mRNA showed a marked postoperative increase and was significantly higher than the preoperative level on day 7 (P<0.05), whereas the level in the control group showed no clear change after laparotomy. A significant increase in IL-2 mRNA expression level in the T-LAK group was observed on day 14, which was two weeks earlier than in the control group (P<0.05). These results suggest that T-LAK therapy in dogs after laparotomy leads to earlier resolution of postoperative inflammation by production of an anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-10) in the early phase of the postoperative period and earlier restoration of cell-mediated immunity related to cytokine production by PBMCs.