Occupational Toxicology

Department of Occupational Toxicology



More information on our research will be available soon.





Professor        Susumu UENO, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor           Tomonori IGARASHI, M.D., Ph.D

Research Associate        Donald John WILSON, M.D., Ph.D.



Research Project


Evaluation of central neurotoxicity of chemical substances

Evaluation of cardiotoxicity of chemical substances; especially their proarrhythmic potential

Investigation of cytotoxicity and protein-binding ability of nanoparticles





・ Obara G, Toyohira Y, Inagaki H, Takahashi K, Horishita T, Kawasaki T, Ueno S, Tsutsui M, Sata T, Yanagihara N. Pentazocine inhibits norepinephrine transporter function by reducing its surface expression in bovine adrenal medullary cells. J Pharmacol Sci. 2013;121:138-47

・ Horishita T, Ueno S, Yanagihara N, Sudo Y, Uezono Y, Okura D, Sata T. Inhibition by pregnenolone sulphate, a metabolite of the neurosteroid pregnenolone, of voltage-gated sodium channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes.J Pharmacol Sci. 2012;120:54-8.

・ Igarashi T, Finet JE, Takeuchi A, Fujino Y, Strom M, Greener ID, Rosenbaum DS, Donahue JK. Connexin gene transfer preserves conduction velocity and prevents atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2012;125:216-25.

・ Wilson D, Zaqout M, Heo JH, Park E-K, Oak CH, Ueno S. Nuclear factor-kappaB is not involved in titanium dioxide-induced inflammation. J UOEH. 2012;34:183-191.

・ Greener ID, Sasano T, Wan X, Igarashi T, Strom M, Rosenbaum DS, Donahue JK. Connexin43 gene transfer reduces ventricular tachycardia susceptibility after myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60:1103-10.

・ Park E-K, Wilson D, Yates D. A predictive equation to adjust for clinical variables in soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) levels. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2012;50:2199-204.

・ Zaqout MS, Sumizawa T, Igisu H, Wilson D, Myojo T, Ueno S. Binding of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to lactate dehydrogenase. Environ Health Prev Med. 2012;17:341-5.

・ Oak CH, Wilson D, Lee HJ, Lim H-J, Park E-K. Potential Molecular approaches for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. Mol Med Reports. 2012;6:931-6.

・ Kim B-K, Choi YS, Oak CH, Park Y-H, Kim JH, Park DJ, Mora C, Wilson D, Park E-K. Determination of thyroid volume by ultrasonography among schoolchildren in the Philippines. Int J Endocrinol. 2012:387971.

・ Kim BK, Wilson D, Choi YS, Park Y-H, Park E-K. The effects of smoking on the relationship between metabolic syndrome and arterial stiffness. J UOEH 2012;34:151-161.





Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences
University of Occupational and Environmental Health,JAPAN
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