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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

YOSHIHITO YOKOYAMA

Associate professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

Akira Sasaki

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Iwate Medical University School of Medicine
Japan

Zhonghua Sun

Associate Professor
Department of Imaging and Applied Physics
Curtin University
Australia

Akikazu Sakudo

Associate Professor
Laboratory of Biometabolic Chemistry
School of Health Sciences
University of the Ryukyus
Japan

Gheorghe Mircea Constantinescu

Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Missouri
United States

WANG CHI CHIU

Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Kamyar Shameli

Senior Lecturer
Department of Environmental Engineering & Green Technology
Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
Malaysia

Tuan D. Pham

Professor
Aizu Research Cluster for Medical Engineering and Informatics
The University of Aizu
Japan

KAEI NASU

Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oita University
Japan

MASAYOSHI YAMAGUCHI

Professor
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory School of Medicine
Emory University
United States
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