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Volume 54, Number 4, August 2008


Metabolic Activation of Proestrogens in the Environment by Cytochrome P450 System
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (720 kB)]
Shigeyuki Kitamura, Kazumi Sugihara, Seigo Sanoh, Nariaki Fujimoto, and Shigeru Ohta.....343

β-Cryptoxanthin and Bone Metabolism: The Preventive Role in Osteoporosis
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (564 kB)]
Masayoshi Yamaguchi.....356

Pharmacological Aspects of Andrographis paniculata on Health and Its Major Diterpenoid Constituent Andrographolide
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (252 kB)]
Kanokwan Jarukamjorn and Nobuo Nemoto.....370


Effects of Exposure to Decabromodiphenyl Ether on the Development of the Immune System in Rats
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (176 kB)]
Reiko Teshima, Ryosuke Nakamura, Rika Nakamura, Akiko Hachisuka, Jun-ichi Sawada, and Makoto Shibutani.....382

Elution of Metals with Artificial Sweat/Saliva from Inorganic Antimicrobials/Processed Cloths and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Cloths
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (116 kB)]
Harunobu Nakashima, Naoko Miyano, and Tadashi Takatuka.....390

Concentration and Characteristics of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Sediments of Sea and River in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (1.66 MB)]
Takashi Honda, Mitsuhiro Wada, and Kenichiro Nakashima.....400

Propantheline Attenuates the Peripheral Side Effects of Donepezil without Affecting Its Antiamnestic Properties in Cerebral Ischemic Mice
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (100 kB)]
Fenghua Fu, Mei Zhu, Ying Zhang, and Xiumei Zhang.....409

Mosla dianthera Decreases Immediate-Type Allergic Reaction and Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Production
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (268 kB)]
Sang-Hyun Kim, Hoon Jeon, Soyoung Lee, Hee-Young Son, Seung-Bin Park, Mi-Sun Kim, Eun-Ju Choi, Jong-Pil Lim, Jae-Soon Eun, Jeong-Suk Park, and Tae-Yong Shin.....416

Characterization of Polyhalogenated 4-Methylphenol Dimers (Br/Cl-Predioxins) Formed during Aqueous Chlorination of 4-Methylphenol Solution in the Presence of Bromide Ion
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (488 kB)]
Sukeo Onodera, Toshinari Takahashi, Shinya Takemoto, and Tsunehiro Oh-i.....423

Comparison of the Therapeutic Effects Recombinant Human Acidic and Basic Fibroblast Growth Factors in Wound Healing in Diabetic Patients
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (304 kB)]
Yi Tan, Jian Xiao, Zhifeng Huang, Yechen Xiao, Shaoqiang Lin, Litai Jin, Wenke Feng, Lu Cai, and Xiaokun Li.....432

Effect of Extract of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) on Glycated Protein-iron Chelate-induced Toxicity: An In Vitro Study on Human Umbilical-vein Endothelial Cells
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (156 kB)]
Ikuo Nishigaki, Peramaiyan Rajendran, Ramachandran Venugopal, Ganapathy Ekambaram, Dhanapal Sakthisekaran, and Yutaka Nishigaki.....441

A Continued Study on the Stealth Liposomal Topotecan Plus Amlodipine: In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization in Non-Resistant Solid Tumors
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (1.19 MB)]
Yu-Teng Zhang, Wei Lu, Ting Li, Gong-Wen Liang, Jia-Bei Sun, Jia Guo, Ying Men, Ju Du, and Wan-Liang Lu.....450

Decrease in Intracellular Glutathione Level Alters Expressions of B-cell CLL/Lymphoma 2 Family Members in the Mouse Retina
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (168 kB)]
Hyoung-Gon Song, Cheil Moon, Myoung-Hee Park, Jung-Il Moon, and Chanil Moon.....464


Acetone and Isoprene Concentrations in Exhaled Breath in Healthy Subjects
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (292 kB)]
Maki Kinoyama, Hayami Nitta, Akiharu Watanabe, and Hideo Ueda.....471

Use of Tea or Coffee Lees as Adsorbent for Removal of Benzene from Wastewater
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (172 kB)]
Atsuko Adachi, Aya Ioku, Kana Taniyama, and Toshio Okano.....478

Oxidative Stress, Endogenous Antioxidant and Ischemia-modified Albumin in Normolipidemic Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (120 kB)]
Arun Kumar, Ramiah Sivakanesan, and Sandeep Singh.....482

The Release of Formaldehyde upon Decomposition of 2-Bromo-2-nitropropan-1, 3-diol (Bronopol)
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (172 kB)]
Keiji Kajimura, Takaomi Tagami, Takeo Yamamoto, and Shozo Iwagami.....488

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Genotypes in Breast Cancer Patients
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (92.0 kB)]
Zeyad Jalal El-Akawi, Dima Hakam Sawalha, and Mohamad Khalid Nusier.....493


1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3-26,23-lactam, a Novel Vitamin D3 Analog, Acts as a Vitamin D3 Antagonist in Human Prostate Cancer Cells
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (244 kB)]
Morichika Takita, Michiko Hirata, Kazuki Tsukamoto, Kazuo Nagasawa, Chisato Miyaura, and Masaki Inada.....497

Diesel Exhaust Exposure Enhances the Persistence of Endometriosis Model in Rats
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (192 kB)]
Masakazu Umezawa, Chika Sakata, Masako Tabata, Naomi Tanaka, Sayaka Kudo, Ken Takeda, Tomomi Ihara, and Masao Sugamata.....503

Development of an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Direct Determination of Anticancer Drug Vitamin K3 in Serum
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (96.0 kB)]
Seiichi Sakamoto, Junichi Sakoda, Osamu Morinaga, Putalun Waraporn, Ryota Tsuchihashi, Satoshi Morimoto, Junei Kinjo, and Hiroyuki Tanaka.....508