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  1. The in vivo comet assay is a widely used genotoxicity test that can detect DNA damage in a range of organs. It is included in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines for the Testi...

    Authors: Takahiro Kyoya, Rika Iwamoto, Yuko Shimanura, Megumi Terada and Shuichi Masuda

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2018 40:4

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Oxidative damage is an important genotoxic source for almost all organisms. To efficiently detect mutations induced by oxidative damage, we previously developed a urate-null Drosophila strain. Using this Droso...

    Authors: Ryota Koike, Tomoyo Uchiyama, Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi, Keinosuke Okamoto and Tomoe Negishi

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2018 40:3

    Content type: Research

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  3. We have demonstrated that retrospective evaluation of existing data of in vitro chromosomal aberration test using the new cytotoxicity indices RICC (relative increase in cell count) or RPD (relative population...

    Authors: Hiroshi Honda, Yurika Fujita, Toshio Kasamatsu, Anne Fuchs, Rolf Fautz and Osamu Morita

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2018 40:2

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  4. Environmental factors stimulate alteration of DNA methylation level. Investigation of the genome-wide DNA methylation status is important for environmental health studies. We here designed a genomic DNA amplif...

    Authors: Hisaka Kurita, Toshiki Aiba, Toshiyuki Saito and Seiichiroh Ohsako

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2018 40:1

    Content type: Short report

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  5. The high-fidelity transmission of genetic information is crucial for the survival of organisms, the cells of which have the ability to protect DNA against endogenous and environmental agents, including reactiv...

    Authors: Sayoko Ito-Harashima and Takashi Yagi

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:28

    Content type: Review

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  6. Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites are one of the most frequent DNA lesions. AP sites inhibit transcription and DNA replication, and induce cell death. AP endonucleases are key enzymes in AP site repair. Several...

    Authors: Masafumi Funakoshi, Daisuke Nambara, Yuichiro Hayashi and Qiu-Mei Zhang-Akiyama

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:27

    Content type: Short report

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  7. The open symposium of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (JEMS) titled, “Research on Environmental Mutagenesis from Young Scientists,” was held at Kokusai Kenkyu Koryu Kaikan, the Foundation for Promot...

    Authors: Kenichi Masumura and Shuichi Masuda

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:26

    Content type: Meeting report

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  8. The adverse effects of Asian dust (AD) on health have been demonstrated in earlier studies, but there is no standardized definition for heavy–AD. This study aimed to examine which definition of heavy–AD has th...

    Authors: Jun Kurai, Masanari Watanabe, Hisashi Noma, Kyoko Iwata, Jumpei Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Sano, Yuji Tohda and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:25

    Content type: Research

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  9. The commonly consumed antioxidants β-carotene and tea polyphenols were used to assess their protective effects against γ-radiation induced sex-linked recessive lethal (SLRL) mutation and oxidative stress in Droso...

    Authors: Isha Nagpal and Suresh K. Abraham

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:24

    Content type: Research

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  10. Blackcurrant (Ribs nigrum L.) is a classical fruit that has long been used to prepare juice, jam, liqueur, and sometimes medicines in Europe. Previously, we reported a genome defense effect by the antioxidative a...

    Authors: Ayumi Yamamoto, Tokuhisa Hirouchi, Saori Kawamorita, Kana Nakashima, Atena Sugiyama and Yoji Kato

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:22

    Content type: Short report

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  11. Guanine is the most readily oxidized of the four DNA bases, and guanine oxidation products cause G:C-T:A and G:C-C:G transversions through DNA replication. 8-Oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoG) causes G:C-T:A tran...

    Authors: Katsuhito Kino, Masayo Hirao-Suzuki, Masayuki Morikawa, Akane Sakaga and Hiroshi Miyazawa

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:21

    Content type: Review

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  12. Recently, Asian dust (AD) has become a serious health problem and several studies have clearly proven that AD can aggravate asthma. However, it remains unclear as to which components of AD have a strong effect...

    Authors: Kyoko Iwata, Masanari Watanabe, Jun Kurai, Naoto Burioka, Sachiko Nakamoto, Degejirihu Hantan and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:19

    Content type: Research

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  13. Genetic and environmental risk factors play an important role for the susceptibility to sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD). It was hypothesized that a splice variant of the CYP2D6 gene (CYP2D6*4 allele) is associa...

    Authors: Anwarullah, Muhammad Aslam, Mazhar Badshah, Rashda Abbasi, Aneesa Sultan, Kafaitullah Khan, Nafees Ahmad and Jakob von Engelhardt

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:18

    Content type: Research

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  14. Pefcalcitol, an analog of vitamin D3 (VD3), is an anti-psoriatic drug candidate that is designed to achieve much higher pharmacological effects, such as keratinocyte differentiation, than those of VD3, with fewer...

    Authors: Akira Takeiri, Kenji Tanaka, Asako Harada, Kaori Matsuzaki, Mariko Yano, Shigeki Motoyama, Chie Katoh and Masayuki Mishima

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:17

    Content type: Research

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  15. Kaolin is white clay mineral with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4, and many varieties of kaolins having different crystal structures are utilized in industrial, cosmetic and medical fields. To evaluate the...

    Authors: Tatsuya Kato, Tatsushi Toyooka, Yuko Ibuki, Shuichi Masuda, Masatoshi Watanabe and Yukari Totsuka

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:12

    Content type: Research

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  16. The Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (JEMS) was established in 1972 by 147 members, 11 of whom are still on the active list as of May 1, 2016. As one of them, I introduce some historic topics here. These...

    Authors: Shizuyo Sutou

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:9

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  17. The evolution of methods to assess genotoxicity of test compounds is thought to be one of the important subjects in The Japanese Environmental and Mutagen Society (JEMS). In 1970, the Ministry of Education of...

    Authors: Toshio Sofuni

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:15

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  18. Rats are a standard experimental animal for cancer bioassay and toxicological research for chemicals. Although the genetic analyses were behind mice, rats have been more frequently used for toxicological resea...

    Authors: Takehiko Nohmi, Kenichi Masumura and Naomi Toyoda-Hokaiwado

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:11

    Content type: Review

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  19. Cytochrome P450 CYP1A1 helps detoxify the potential carcinogens in tobacco smoke, it was reported that polymorphisms in the coding gene result in variation in the expression and activity levels which alter met...

    Authors: Nada Ezzeldin, Dalia El-Lebedy, Amira Darwish, Ahmed El-Bastawisy, Mirhane Hassan, Shereen Abd El-Aziz, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid and Amal Saad-Hussein

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:7

    Content type: Research

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  20. Interactions between genes and environment are critical factors for causing cancer in humans. The genotoxicity of environmental chemicals can be enhanced via the modulation of susceptible genes in host human c...

    Authors: Yuki Kanemaru, Tetsuya Suzuki, Akira Sassa, Kyomu Matsumoto, Noritaka Adachi, Masamitsu Honma, Satoshi Numazawa and Takehiko Nohmi

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. A powdered ethanolic extract of Glycyrrhiza aspera root exhibits antimutagenic activity against N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) based on the Ames assay with Salmonella typhimurium TA1535. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Keiko Inami, Yusuke Mine, Jin Tatsuzaki, Chihiro Mori and Masataka Mochizuki

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:5

    Content type: Research

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  22. It is known that fibrous particles of micrometer length, such as carbon nanotubes, which have same dimensions as asbestos, are carcinogenic. Carcinogenicity of nanomaterials is strongly related to inflammatory...

    Authors: Katsuyoshi Horibata, Akiko Ukai, Akio Ogata, Dai Nakae, Hiroshi Ando, Yoshikazu Kubo, Akemichi Nagasawa, Katsuhiro Yuzawa and Masamitsu Honma

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:4

    Content type: Short report

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  23. Infection and chronic inflammation have been recognized as important factors for carcinogenesis. Under inflammatory conditions, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are generated f...

    Authors: Shosuke Kawanishi, Shiho Ohnishi, Ning Ma, Yusuke Hiraku, Shinji Oikawa and Mariko Murata

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 38:26

    Content type: Review

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  24. Guanine oxidation occurs in both DNA and the cellular nucleotide pool, and one of the major products is 8-hydroxyguanine (8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine). The mutagenic potentials of this oxidized base have been exa...

    Authors: Tetsuya Suzuki and Hiroyuki Kamiya

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 39:2

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Genes and Environment 2017 39:20

  25. Actinidia arguta, known as sarunashi in Japan, is a vine tree native to east-Asia, including Japan, that produces small fruit rich in anthocyanins, catechins, vitamin C, chlorophyll, b...

    Authors: Mari Nishimura, Yuma Okimasu, Naoko Miyake, Misako Tada, Ryoko Hida, Tomoe Negishi and Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:25

    Content type: Research

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  26. We investigated the enhancing effect of metal ions on several mutagens and examined their mechanism of action. We performed the Ames tests on six mutagens, i.e., 2-(2-furyl)-3-(5-nitro-2-furyl)acrylamide, 4-ni...

    Authors: Nobuyoshi Fujii, Shigemitsu Yano and Kenji Takeshita

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:21

    Content type: Research

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  27. Carcinogens are known to cause swelling of the mammalian cell nucleus. However, the mechanism of the swelling and its toxicological significance have not been fully elucidated. Since nuclear swelling (NS herea...

    Authors: Kenji Takeshita, Hiroaki I. Ogawa and Toshinari Maeda

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. Cytosine residues in CpG dinucleotides often undergo various types of modification, such as methylation, deamination, and halogenation. These types of modifications can be pro-mutagenic and can contribute to t...

    Authors: Akira Sassa, Yuki Kanemaru, Nagisa Kamoshita, Masamitsu Honma and Manabu Yasui

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:17

    Content type: Short report

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  29. Toxicogenomics is a rapidly developing discipline focused on the elucidation of the molecular and cellular effects of chemicals on biological systems. As a collaborative study group of Toxicogenomics/JEMS·MMS,...

    Authors: Chie Furihata, Takashi Watanabe, Takayoshi Suzuki, Shuichi Hamada and Madoka Nakajima

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:15

    Content type: Review

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  30. Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Japan. A rapid increase in cancer mortality is expected as Japan is facing a super-aged society. Many causes of cancer are known to be closely linked to life style f...

    Authors: Yasusei Kudo, Hidesuke Tada, Natsumi Fujiwara, Yoshiko Tada, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Yoichiro Miyake and Naozumi Ishimaru

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:13

    Content type: Review

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  31. The editors of Genes and Environment would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume XXXVII (2015).

    Authors: Takashi Yagi

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 39:1

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Genes and Environment 2017 39:20

  32. The linear no-threshold model (LNT) has been the basis for radiation protection policies worldwide for 60 years. LNT was fabricated without correct data. The lifespan study of Atomic bomb survivors (LSS) has p...

    Authors: Shizuyo Sutou

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. The mucosal immune system is unique to the gastrointestinal mucosa, in which a large number of immune cells are located and exert multiple functions. Meanwhile, ~100 trillion microorganisms are thought to co-i...

    Authors: Mayuko Yamamoto and Satoshi Matsumoto

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:11

    Content type: Review

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  34. Evidence from epidemiological and experimental studies has shown that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). The function of NSAIDs and the molecular targets...

    Authors: Takahiro Hamoya, Gen Fujii, Shingo Miyamoto, Mami Takahashi, Yukari Totsuka, Keiji Wakabayashi, Jiro Toshima and Michihiro Mutoh

    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:6

    Content type: Review

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