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Volume 55, Number 1, February 2009


Evaluation of Organic Environmental Pollutants Detected in Human Milk
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (228 kB)]
Naoya Kishikawa and Naotaka Kuroda.....1

Early Development Origins of Adult Disease Caused by Malnutrition and Environmental Chemical Substances
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (208 kB)]
George Xu, Masakazu Umezawa, and Ken Takeda.....11


In Vitro Assays for the Prediction of Tumorigenic Potential of Non-genotoxic Carcinogens
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (576 kB)]
Kiyomi Ohmori.....20

Antichagasic Activities of Natural Products against Trypanosoma cruzi
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (300 kB)]
Nahoko Uchiyama.....31

Spontaneous Mutagenesis in Rodents: Spontaneous Gene Mutations Identified by Neutral Reporter Genes in gpt Delta Transgenic Mice and Rats
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (200 kB)]
Kenichi Masumura and Takehiko Nohmi.....40


Measurement of Toluene Concentrations in the Blood of Fetuses of Pregnant Rats Exposed to Low Concentration Toluene Using Headspace-Solid Phase Micro Extraction-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (128 kB)]
Daisuke Nakajima, Shinji Tsukahara, Rieko Hojo, Shiho Kageyama, Sumio Goto, Hiroaki Shiraishi, Fujio Shiraishi, and Hidekazu Fujimaki.....50

Effect of Chicken Soup Intake on Mood States and Peripheral Blood Flow in Humans
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (132 kB)]
Naoki Midoh and Takanori Noguchi.....56

Effects of Short-term Variation in Body Mass Index on Blood Pressure in Middle-aged Japanese Male Workers
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (220 kB)]
Takaaki Kondo, Akiko Kimata, Kanami Yamamoto, Sayoko Ueyama, Jun Ueyama, and Yoko Hori.....62

Metal Response Element-binding Transcription Factor-1 Is Activated by Degradation of Metallothionein
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (144 kB)]
Tomoki Kimura, Fumika Okumura, Ikuyo Oguro, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, Tomomichi Sone, Masakazu Isobe, Keiichi Tanaka, and Norio Itoh.....72

Analysis of Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Nitropolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Gas/Particle Phases Separately Collected by a High-volume Air Sampler Equipped with a Column Packed with XAD-4 Resin
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (336 kB)]
Yuki Araki, Ning Tang, Michihiro Ohno, Takayuki Kameda, Akira Toriba, and Kazuichi Hayakawa.....77

Ferrous Ferric Chloride Induces the Differentiation of Cultured Mouse Epidermal Melanocytes Additionally with Herbal Medicines
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (196 kB)]
Tomohisa Hirobe.....86

Nanoparticles Transferred from Pregnant Mice to Their Offspring Can Damage the Genital and Cranial Nerve Systems
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (436 kB)]
Ken Takeda, Ken-ichiro Suzuki, Aki Ishihara, Miyoko Kubo-Irie, Rie Fujimoto, Masako Tabata, Shigeru Oshio, Yoshimasa Nihei, Tomomi Ihara, and Masao Sugamata.....95

Assay-guided Informatory Screening Method for Antiplatelet Effect of Adenosine Isolated from Malbranchea filamentosa IFM 41300: Inhibitory Behaviors of Adenosine in Different Solvents
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (192 kB)]
Hiroyoshi Moriyama, Tomoo Hosoe, Daigo Wakana, Takeshi Itabashi, Ken-ichi Kawai, Toru Iizuka, Keiko Hoshi, Kazutaka Fukushima, and Francis Chun Lau.....103

Effect of Substituted Aryl Group in Water-soluble Porphyrins on 2-Aminofluorene Activation in Ames Assay
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (184 kB)]
Keiko Inami, Akiko Inokawa, Yayoi Sugita, and Masataka Mochizuki.....109


Effects of p-Nitrotoluene on Cultured Mesencephalic Neural Stem Cells
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (184 kB)]
Masami Ishido.....114

Effects of Estrogenic Agents 17β-Estradiol (E2) and Bisphenol A on the Expression of RecQ DNA Helicases in Mammary Tumor MCF-7 Cells
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (284 kB)]
Takako Iso, Kazunobu Futami, Teruaki Iwamoto, and Yasuhiro Furuichi.....119

Population Is a Critical Factor for Global Carbon Dioxide Increase
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (152 kB)]
Kikuo Onozaki.....125

Determination of Citrate Using Immobilized Citrate Lyase and Malate Dehydrogenase in a Flow System and Its Application to Analyze Citrate Content of Beverages
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (84.0 kB)]
Hisakazu Mori and Takashi Kadowaki.....128

Inhibitory Effect of Relaxin-3 on Insulin Secretion in Isolated Pancreas and Insulinoma
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (236 kB)]
Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Takeo Arai, Ryota Tasaka, Yasunori Mori, Kazuaki Iguchi, Keiko Unno, and Minoru Hoshino.....132

Differentiation of B16-BL6 Melanoma Cells into Microtubule-Associated Protein 2-Positive Cells after Treatment with the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Butyrate and Trichostatin A
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (124 kB)]
Akiko Kuwajima, Masafumi Sakai, Jun Iwashita, and Tatsuya Abe.....138

Effect of Spherosomes on Control of Aphis gossypii Glover in Cucumbers Using Imidacloprid
[Abstract], [Full-Text PDF (120 kB)]
Atsuko Adachi, Tomozo Komura, Akihide Andoh, and Toshio Okano.....143