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DNA Methylation Status of the Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene is associated with Depressive Symptoms in Japanese Workers: A Cross-Sectional Study

Polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, that is considered to be the most important genetic determinant of blood homocysteine concentration, are associated with various diseases, including psychiatric disorders. However, the epigenetic factors influencing on the transcription and expression of this gene are unclear.
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Threat of Mosquito-Borne Human Viral Diseases

Mosquitoes, with its annoying behavior, are the worst enemy in human societies worldwide. To complicate matters, there are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes existing globally
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Descriptive Study of Exposure to Inhalation Zanamivir and Pregnancy-Related Outcomes

The Health Improvement Network (THIN) provided data from UK General Practitioners (GPs) for 144 pregnant women who were prescribed zanamivir and 144 age- and date-matched untreated comparators with no recorded diagnosis of influenza. Groups were assessed for baseline characteristics, treatment-emergent diagnoses in the mother, pregnancy outcomes and congenital malformations diagnosed in the offspring within 28 days of birth.
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Folic Acid Supplementation Reduced Depression Score in Young Japanese Women with Depression-susceptible Genetic Polymorphisms

Background: Observational studies have shown that low folate status induces depression. Here we studied the effects of folic acid supplementation on depression scores of Japanese women with depression-susceptible gene polymorphisms: methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), serotonin transporter (5-HTT), and dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4).
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A Reintegration Program for Elderly Prisoners Reduces Reoffending

Harsh sentences have resulted in many prisoners being elderly at the time of their release. However, the longer individuals have been incarcerated and the older they are, the more difficult it may be for them to re-enter free society. We developed a reintegration program to promote their successful adjustment to society and to prevent their reoffending, and evaluated its effectiveness. Participants were 25 older prisoners in Japan; all were homeless and more than 65 years old.
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Editorial Board Members Related to Japan

Itsanun Wiwatanaratanabutr

Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Production Technology
Faculty of Agricultural Technology
Thailand

Mohamed Abdo Rizk

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Mansoura University
Egypt

Hironobu Ihn

Professor & Chairman
Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Faculty Life Sciences
Kumamoto University
Japan

Hisao Kurazono

Professor
Department of Animal and Food Hygiene
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Japan

UMA D PALANISAMY

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Science
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Monash Universtiy
Malaysia

Shin-ichi Yusa

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemistry
University of Hyogo
Japan

Jean-François Desaphy

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy & Drug Sciences
University of Bari
Italy

Huafeng Zhang

Professor
School of Life Science
University of Science & Technology of China
China

Kenichi Meguro

Professor
Division of Geriatric Behavioral Neurology
Tohoku University
Japan

Kiminobu Sugaya

Professor
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
University of Central Florida
United States
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