Genomes and Genes


Masashi Kato


Affiliation: Nagoya University
Country: Japan


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    Ilmiawati C, Thang N, Iida M, Maeda M, Ohnuma S, Yajima I, et al. Limited effectiveness of household sand filters for removal of arsenic from well water in North Vietnam. J Water Health. 2016;14:1032-1040 pubmed
    ..Thus, we demonstrated characteristics of sand filters in North Vietnam. ..
  2. Xu H, Ohgami N, He T, Hashimoto K, Tazaki A, Ohgami K, et al. Improvement of balance in young adults by a sound component at 100 Hz in music. Sci Rep. 2018;8:16894 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, this study demonstrated for the first time that the sound component at 100 Hz with more than 46.6 dB in music improved balance in young adults. ..
  3. Kobayashi T, Nakata K, Yajima I, Kato M, Tsurui H. Label-Free Imaging of Melanoma with Confocal Photothermal Microscopy: Differentiation between Malignant and Benign Tissue. Bioengineering (Basel). 2018;5: pubmed publisher
    ..Prominence, Variance, and Shade were most suited when a pump wavelength of 488 nm was used. ..
  4. Wu W, Ichihara G, Hashimoto N, Hasegawa Y, Hayashi Y, Tada Oikawa S, et al. Synergistic effect of bolus exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles on bleomycin-induced secretion of pro-fibrotic cytokines without lasting fibrotic changes in murine lungs. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;16:660-76 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study demonstrated the synergistic effect of pulmonary exposure to ZnO nanoparticles and subcutaneous infusion of BLM on the secretion of pro-fibrotic cytokines in the lungs. ..
  5. Ohgami N, Yamanoshita O, Thang N, Yajima I, Nakano C, Wenting W, et al. Carcinogenic risk of chromium, copper and arsenic in CCA-treated wood. Environ Pollut. 2015;206:456-60 pubmed publisher
  6. Kato M, Ninomiya H, Maeda M, Tanaka N, Ilmiawati C, Yoshinaga M. Commentary to Gorelenkova Miller and Mieyal (2015): sulfhydryl-mediated redox signaling in inflammation: role in neurodegenerative diseases. Arch Toxicol. 2016;90:1017-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Since C376 of Ret-PTC-1 or its equivalent is most highly conserved and crucial for activity in PTKs, the cysteine could be one of major targets for oxidative stresses. ..
  7. Kato M, Azimi M, Fayaz S, Shah M, Hoque M, Hamajima N, et al. Uranium in well drinking water of Kabul, Afghanistan and its effective, low-cost depuration using Mg-Fe based hydrotalcite-like compounds. Chemosphere. 2016;165:27-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Since our depurative is effective for remediation of arsenic as shown in our previous studies, its practical use in Kabul may be encouraged. ..
  8. Ninomiya H, Ohgami N, Oshino R, Ohgami K, Li X, Shen D, et al. Increased expression level of Hsp70 in the inner ears of mice by exposure to low frequency noise. Hear Res. 2018;363:49-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, LFN exposure might increase Hsp70 expression level via Cebpβ in the inner ear. Thus, Hsp70 and Cebpβ levels could be candidates of biomarkers for response to LFN exposure. ..
  9. Yoshinaga M, Ninomiya H, Al Hossain M, Sudo M, Akhand A, Ahsan N, et al. A comprehensive study including monitoring, assessment of health effects and development of a remediation method for chromium pollution. Chemosphere. 2018;201:667-675 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we propose the use of our original high-efficient and low-cost depurative as a countermeasure to address the worldwide problem of environmental Cr pollution. ..

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  1. Yajima I, Kumasaka M, Ohnuma S, Ohgami N, Naito H, Shekhar H, et al. Arsenite-mediated promotion of anchorage-independent growth of HaCaT cells through placental growth factor. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135:1147-1156 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, this study proposed a molecular mechanism for arsenite-mediated development of skin cancer. ..
  2. Yanagishita T, Yajima I, Kumasaka M, Iida M, Xiang L, Tamada Y, et al. An actin-binding protein espin is a growth regulator for melanoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2014;134:2996-2999 pubmed publisher
  3. Konishi H, Ohgami N, Matsushita A, Kondo Y, Aoyama Y, Kobayashi M, et al. Exposure to diphtheria toxin during the juvenile period impairs both inner and outer hair cells in C57BL/6 mice. Neuroscience. 2017;351:15-23 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrated that DT has ototoxic action on C57BL/6 mice during the juvenile period, but not thereafter, and the hearing loss was due to degeneration of inner and outer HCs by unknown DT-related mechanisms. ..
  4. Yajima I, Kumasaka M, Iida M, Oshino R, Tanihata H, Al Hossain A, et al. Arsenic-mediated hyperpigmentation in skin via NF-kappa B/endothelin-1 signaling in an originally developed hairless mouse model. Arch Toxicol. 2017;91:3507-3516 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that interaction between keratinocytes and melanocytes in the skin through ET-1 and its receptor contributes to arsenic-mediated skin pigmentation, a hallmark of arsenicosis. ..
  5. Kumasaka M, Yajima I, Ohgami N, Ninomiya H, Iida M, Li X, et al. Manganese-Mediated Decrease in Levels of c-RET and Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression In Vitro. Neurotox Res. 2017;32:661-670 pubmed publisher
  6. Li X, Ohgami N, Omata Y, Yajima I, Iida M, Oshino R, et al. Oral exposure to arsenic causes hearing loss in young people aged 12-29 years and in young mice. Sci Rep. 2017;7:6844 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our combined study showed that oral exposure to As caused hearing loss in young people and young mice. ..