Tomoko Takigawa

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Affiliation: Okayama University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc The role of catalase in pulmonary fibrosis
    Nao Odajima
    First Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, N 15, W 7, Kita ku, Sapporo 060 8638, Japan
    Respir Res 11:183. 2010
  2. ncbi The current state of workers' pneumoconiosis in relationship to dusty working environments in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 56:303-8. 2002
  3. ncbi Effects of glutaraldehyde exposure on human health
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo Rosai Hospital, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:75-87. 2006
  4. doi A longitudinal study of environmental risk factors for subjective symptoms associated with sick building syndrome in new dwellings
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558 Okayama, Japan
    Sci Total Environ 407:5223-8. 2009
  5. doi A longitudinal study of aldehydes and volatile organic compounds associated with subjective symptoms related to sick building syndrome in new dwellings in Japan
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Kita ku, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Sci Total Environ 417:61-7. 2012
  6. doi Plasma 3-nitrotyrosine, urinary 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG among healthy Japanese people
    Noriko Sakano
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Free Radic Res 43:183-92. 2009
  7. ncbi Effects of mask fitness and worker education on the prevention of occupational dust exposure
    Yoko Takemura
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 62:75-82. 2008
  8. doi Evaluation of pyrogallol-induced cytotoxicity in catalase-mutant escherichia coli and mutagenicity in Salmonella typhimurium
    Yoko Takemura
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84:347-50. 2010
  9. doi C-reactive protein is associated with cigarette smoking-induced hyperfiltration and proteinuria in an apparently healthy population
    Rani Sauriasari
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Hypertens Res 33:1129-36. 2010
  10. ncbi Unmetabolized VOCs in urine as biomarkers of low level exposure in indoor environments
    Bing Ling Wang
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shujitsu University, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:104-10. 2007

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Publications29

  1. pmc The role of catalase in pulmonary fibrosis
    Nao Odajima
    First Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, N 15, W 7, Kita ku, Sapporo 060 8638, Japan
    Respir Res 11:183. 2010
    ..We thus postulated epithelial damage would be associated with a functional deficiency of catalase during the development of lung fibrosis...
  2. ncbi The current state of workers' pneumoconiosis in relationship to dusty working environments in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 56:303-8. 2002
    ..The present findings suggest the need for taking adequate measures in Okayama in order to prevent workers from developing, or to help retard the progression of, pneumoconiosis...
  3. ncbi Effects of glutaraldehyde exposure on human health
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo Rosai Hospital, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:75-87. 2006
    ..05 ppm GA exposure, the recommended peak exposure limit in many countries...
  4. doi A longitudinal study of environmental risk factors for subjective symptoms associated with sick building syndrome in new dwellings
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558 Okayama, Japan
    Sci Total Environ 407:5223-8. 2009
    ..Indoor chemicals were the main contributors to subjective symptoms associated with SBS. A preventive strategy designed to lower exposure to indoor chemicals may be able to counter the occurrence of SBS...
  5. doi A longitudinal study of aldehydes and volatile organic compounds associated with subjective symptoms related to sick building syndrome in new dwellings in Japan
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Kita ku, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Sci Total Environ 417:61-7. 2012
    ..Elevated levels of indoor aldehydes and aliphatic hydrocarbons increased the possible risk of SBS in residents living in new houses, indicating that source controls against indoor chemicals are needed to counter SBS...
  6. doi Plasma 3-nitrotyrosine, urinary 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG among healthy Japanese people
    Noriko Sakano
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Free Radic Res 43:183-92. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the present results suggest that 3-NT, 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG seem to be useful biomarkers for early prediction of lifestyle-related disease risk at the population level...
  7. ncbi Effects of mask fitness and worker education on the prevention of occupational dust exposure
    Yoko Takemura
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 62:75-82. 2008
    ..5% (p0.001). Educating workers to wear masks properly might prevent the worsening of pulmonary function in response to dust exposure. Appropriate mask fitness by education could be useful in preventing the development of pneumoconiosis...
  8. doi Evaluation of pyrogallol-induced cytotoxicity in catalase-mutant escherichia coli and mutagenicity in Salmonella typhimurium
    Yoko Takemura
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84:347-50. 2010
    ..This study also suggests that newly established catalase mutant E. coli is probably useful in hazard identification of oxidative chemicals...
  9. doi C-reactive protein is associated with cigarette smoking-induced hyperfiltration and proteinuria in an apparently healthy population
    Rani Sauriasari
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Hypertens Res 33:1129-36. 2010
    ..This finding suggests that hs-CRP may help mediate the alteration of renal function in smokers...
  10. ncbi Unmetabolized VOCs in urine as biomarkers of low level exposure in indoor environments
    Bing Ling Wang
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shujitsu University, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:104-10. 2007
    ..We concluded that unmetabolized VOCs in the urine can provide a reliable biological indicator for air VOC exposures in non-occupational environments...
  11. doi Association of serum arginase I with oxidative stress in a healthy population
    Keiki Ogino
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Free Radic Res 45:147-55. 2011
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  12. ncbi Symptom definitions for SBS (sick building syndrome) in residential dwellings
    Bing Ling Wang
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:114-20. 2008
    ..Allergic history was more associated with narrow-sense symptoms and odor perception with broad-sense symptoms. The results indicate that the broad definition be preferred to find more potential risk factors...
  13. ncbi Direct inhibition of arginase attenuated airway allergic reactions and inflammation in a Dermatophagoides farinae-induced NC/Nga mouse model
    Noriko Takahashi
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 299:L17-24. 2010
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  14. doi Relationship between indoor chemical concentrations and subjective symptoms associated with sick building syndrome in newly built houses in Japan
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shikata cho, Kita ku, Japan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:225-35. 2010
    ..This study explored possible associations between chemical substances and sick building syndrome (SBS)-type symptoms of residents living in new houses in Japan...
  15. ncbi Development of active and diffusive sampling methods for determination of 3-methoxybutyl acetate in workplace air
    Akito Takeuchi
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1, Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    J Environ Monit 9:1271-5. 2007
    ..The geometric mean of stationary sampling and personal sampling in a screen-printing factory were 12.61 and 16.52 ppm, respectively, indicating that both methods can be used to measure MBA in workplace air...
  16. doi High serum arginase I levels in asthma: its correlation with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein
    Keiki Ogino
    Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
    J Asthma 48:1-7. 2011
    ..Much attention has been directed to the induction of arginase I in the lung of asthmatic mice. However, there is no agreement on the changes of serum arginase activity in asthmatic patients among previous studies...
  17. ncbi Were volatile organic compounds the inducing factors for subjective symptoms of employees working in newly constructed hospitals?
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Environ Toxicol 19:280-90. 2004
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  18. ncbi The half-life of Ascaris lumbricoides prevalence in Japanese school children
    Carmen Miwa Kurosawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 62:303-12. 2008
    ..The school-health-based parasite intervention differs by prefecture and has changed over time according to the respective prefectural stage of economic development...
  19. doi Development of a new assay for evaluation of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine cytotoxicity in catalase-mutant Escherichia coli
    Da Hong Wang
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:1768-72. 2008
    ..coli in a dose-dependent manner, especially in the strains with lower catalase activities, implying the usefulness of these strains in assessment of oxidative chemicals...
  20. pmc Oxidative stress biomarkers and lifestyles in Japanese healthy people
    Noriko Sakano
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    J Clin Biochem Nutr 44:185-95. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG appear to be prospective biomarkers for early prediction of lifestyle related-disease risk at the population level...
  21. ncbi Effect of sports activity on bone mineral density in wheelchair athletes
    Kimiko Miyahara
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    J Bone Miner Metab 26:101-6. 2008
    ..The present study suggests that restarting sports activity in a timely manner after treatment and rehabilitation for the injury is useful in preventing loss of BMD in wheelchair athletes and ultimately improving their quality of life...
  22. ncbi Determination of formaldehyde in urine by headspace gas chromatography
    Akito Takeuchi
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1, Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79:1-4. 2007
    ..The concentration of formaldehyde in urine obtained from healthy volunteers ranged from 56.85 to 144.57 microg/L. This method can be used successfully to measure formaldehyde in urine...
  23. ncbi Relationship of psychological factors with physical activity stage of change in prime-and middle-aged Japanese
    Keiko Mori
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 63:97-104. 2009
    ..This information may be useful to health professionals as they develop effective community-based intervention programs for target populations...
  24. ncbi The effects of caregiving resources on the incidence of depression over one year in family caregivers of disabled elderly
    Yuki Yajima
    Department of Public Helath, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 61:71-80. 2007
    ..The findings indicate that the effects of caregivers' resources on mental health may differ by relationship type...
  25. ncbi Prospective study of clinical symptoms and skin test reactions in medical students exposed to formaldehyde gas
    Sachiko Takahashi
    Department of Dermatology, Okayama Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    J Dermatol 34:283-9. 2007
    ..Students with an episode of atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis were susceptible to formaldehyde exposure, and developed mucocutaneous symptoms, probably due to the impaired barrier function and remodeling of the skin and mucosa...
  26. ncbi Association between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase and oxidative stress related factors
    Tomoko Takigawa
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:50-3. 2008
    ..To investigate the main factors correlated with the serum gamma-glutamyltransferase activity...
  27. ncbi Obesity and the risk of diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men
    Akihiko Seki
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 56:255-60. 2002
    ..These results suggest that, in order to prevent diabetes in middle-aged Japanese men, health guidance for normal weight maintenance should be provided not only for middle-aged men, but also for men under age 40...
  28. doi A 27-year-old man who died of acute liver failure probably due to trichloroethylene abuse
    Akinobu Takaki
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medical, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 43:239-42. 2008
  29. ncbi Transiently, paralleled upregulation of arginase and nitric oxide synthase and the effect of both enzymes on the pathology of asthma
    Kei Takemoto
    Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 293:L1419-26. 2007
    ..These results suggested that an increase in arginase may lead to decreased availability of arginine for nitric oxide synthase and may contribute to the remodeling of the lung...