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  1. Leukocyte telomere length has been shown to be associated with life span. Hypoxia-associated changes of telomere length have been detected in cell cultures, but no in vivo studies have reported the changes of tel...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Wen-di Zhou, Yingzhong Yang, Lan Ma, Yanxia Zhao, Zhenzhong Bai and Ri-Li Ge

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:19

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  2. The present study sought to clarify the relationship between empathy trait and attention responses to happy, angry, surprised, afraid, and sad facial expressions. As indices of attention, we recorded event-rel...

    Authors: Damee Choi, Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Riko Matsumoto and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:18

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  3. The effect of time pressure on attentional shift and anticipatory postural control was investigated during unilateral shoulder abduction reactions in an oddball-like paradigm.

    Authors: Koji Anan, Katsuo Fujiwara, Chie Yaguchi and Naoe Kiyota

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:17

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  4. According to the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the rotation time for chest compression should be about 2 min. The quality of chest compressions is related to the physical fitness of the r...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Rie Daikoku, Shin Saito and Yayoi Saito

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:16

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  5. This study was to investigate the prevalence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in leptin gene LEP (A19G and G2548A) and leptin receptor gene LEPR (K109R and Q223R) and their association with fasting plasm...

    Authors: Sook-Ha Fan and Yee-How Say

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:15

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  6. Diversity among human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules has been maintained by host-pathogen coevolution over a long period of time. Reflecting this diversity, the HLA loci are the most polymorphic in the human g...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi and Yoko Satta

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:14

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  7. The study of aging processes and the changes in morphological, physiological, and functional characteristics that are associated with aging is of great interest not only for researchers, but also for the gener...

    Authors: Marina Negasheva, Natalia Lapshina, Rostislav Okushko and Elena Godina

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:12

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Recently, it was reported in healthy young subjects that fructose containing drinks increased blood pressure acutely, without any apparent change in total vascular conductance (TVC). However, because it is wel...

    Authors: Masako Y Endo, Chizuko Fujihara, Chinami Yamazaki, Hideaki Kashima, Kouhei Eguchi, Akira Miura, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka and Yoshiyuki Fukuba

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:11

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Limited data have indicated that body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height ratio (WHtR) of athletes and young adults provide misleading results concerning bo...

    Authors: Grażyna Lutoslawska, Marzena Malara, Paweł Tomaszewski, Krzysztof Mazurek, Anna Czajkowska, Anna Kęska and Joanna Tkaczyk

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:10

    Content type: Original article

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  10. In our previous studies, we found that the Ile394Thr SNP in the melanopsin gene (OPN4) was functionally associated with the pupillary light reflex. This indicates the possibility that OPN4*Ile394Thr is associated...

    Authors: Sang-il Lee, Akiko Hida, Shingo Kitamura, Kazuo Mishima and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:9

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  11. It is widely believed that contact with the natural environment can improve physical and mental health. Urban green spaces may provide city residents with these benefits; however, there is a lack of empirical ...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Harumi Ikei, Miho Igarashi, Masayuki Miwa, Michiko Takagaki and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:8

    Content type: Original article

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  12. Renal impairment is known to be associated with atherosclerosis, which in turn is reported to be positively associated with hemoglobin levels. In addition, renal impairment is known to be associated with a for...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Mami Tamai, Kazuhiko Arima, Hironori Yamasaki, Yosuke Kusano, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:7

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  13. In recent years, the physiological relaxing effect brought by nature is becoming clear; however, many workers find it difficult to be exposed to nature in their working environment. Exposure to fresh flowers r...

    Authors: Harumi Ikei, Misako Komatsu, Chorong Song, Eri Himoro and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:6

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  14. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 32 (2013).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:3

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  15. This study investigated the effect of hydration differences on body fluid and temperature regulation between tropical and temperate indigenes exercising in the heat.

    Authors: Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto, Joo-Young Lee, Nobuko Hashiguchi, Mohamed Saat and Yutaka Tochihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:5

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  16. Mitochondrial DNA 5178 cytosine/adenosine (Mt5178 C/A) polymorphism is associated with longevity in the Japanese. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Mt5178 C/A polymorphism modifies the effect...

    Authors: Akatsuki Kokaze, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Hiromi Hoshino and Yutaka Takashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:1

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  17. The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender-wise diversity of digital dermatoglyphic traits in a sample of Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.

    Authors: Buddhika TB Wijerathne, Geetha K Rathnayake, Shamila C Adikari, Subashini Amarasinghe, Prasanna L Abhayarathna and Ajith S Jayasena

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:27

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  18. Human core body temperature is kept quasi-constant regardless of varying thermal environments. It is well known that physiological thermoregulatory systems are under the control of central and peripheral senso...

    Authors: Jun'ya Takakura, Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:26

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Adaptation changes in postural control and contingent negative variation (CNV) for the elderly were investigated during repeated forward floor translation.

    Authors: Maki Maekawa, Katsuo Fujiwara, Naoe Kiyota and Chie Yaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:24

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  20. The causes of dental crowding are not fully understood, but it may result from an evolutionary trend towards reduced facial volume, without a proportional reduction in tooth sizes. Most previous studies conduc...

    Authors: Wei Yan-Vergnes, Jean-Noel Vergnes, Jean Dumoncel, Pascal Baron, Christine Marchal-Sixou and José Braga

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:22

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  21. Reaction time for anti-saccade, in which the gaze is directed to the position opposite to an illuminated target, shortens during maintenance of neck flexion. The present study applied transcranial magnetic sti...

    Authors: Kenji Kunita and Katsuo Fujiwara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:21

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  22. Previous studies have reported an inverse association between height and risk of cardiovascular disease. However, evidence is limited for the association between risk of atherosclerosis and height. Further, al...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Kazuhiko Arima, Hironori Yamasaki, Hisashi Goto, Satoshi Shirahama, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:19

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  23. Interaction with nature has a relaxing effect on humans. Increasing attention has been focused on the therapeutic effects of urban green space; however, there is a lack of evidence-based field research. This s...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Dawou Joung, Harumi Ikei, Miho Igarashi, Mariko Aga, Bum-Jin Park, Masayuki Miwa, Michiko Takagaki and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:18

    Content type: Short report

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  24. Quantitative evaluation of mental stress is important to prevent stress-related disorders. Finger plethysmography (FPG) is a simple noninvasive method to monitor peripheral circulation, and provides many physi...

    Authors: Emiko Minakuchi, Eriko Ohnishi, Junji Ohnishi, Shigeko Sakamoto, Miyo Hori, Miwa Motomura, Junichi Hoshino, Kazuo Murakami and Takayasu Kawaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:17

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  25. Our aim was to determine the association between melanopsin gene polymorphism and pupillary light reflex under diverse photic conditions, including different intensities and wavelengths.

    Authors: Sang-il Lee, Akiko Hida, Sei-ichi Tsujimura, Takeshi Morita, Kazuo Mishima and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:16

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  26. Despite increasing attention and a growing volume of research data, little physiological evidence is available on the benefits of horticultural activity and the different effects on individuals. Therefore, the...

    Authors: Min-sun Lee, Bum-jin Park, Juyoung Lee, Kun-tae Park, Ja-hyeong Ku, Jun-woo Lee, Kyung-ok Oh and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:15

    Content type: Short report

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  27. In recent years, the physiological relaxation effects of natural environments have been widely exploited, and although individual differences in the effects of forest therapy are known, assessment methods have...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Harumi Ikei, Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park, Takahide Kagawa and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:14

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  28. This study aims to examine the relationship between tyrosine and phenylalanine intake at breakfast as precursors of dopamine, and scores on the Torsvall-Åkerstedt Diurnal Type Scale and of mental health in Jap...

    Authors: Osami Akimitsu, Kai Wada, Teruki Noji, Nozomi Taniwaki, Milada Krejci, Miyo Nakade, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:13

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  29. The skeletal muscle mass of the lower limb plays a role in its mobility during daily life. From the perspective of physical resources, leg muscle mass dominantly decreases after the end of the fifth decade. Th...

    Authors: Yohei Takai, Megumi Ohta, Ryota Akagi, Emika Kato, Taku Wakahara, Yasuo Kawakami, Tetsuo Fukunaga and Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:12

    Content type: Short report

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  30. Although serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels have been associated with hypertension, and ALP is known as an enzyme affected by alcohol consumption, no study has been published on the associations between A...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Hironori Yamasaki, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Yosuke Kusano and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:10

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  31. Our previous experiment showed that the light intensity exposed on the subjects during evening time had no effect in the following morning on the efficiency of the digestion and absorption of dietary carbohydr...

    Authors: Yukie Tsuchida, Sawa Hata and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:9

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  32. This study aimed to examine age-related, interindividual, and right/left differences in anterior-posterior foot pressure ratio in 764 preschool children (364 boys and 400 girls) aged 3.5-6.5 years.

    Authors: Shigeki Matsuda and Shinichi Demura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:8

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  33. Numerous studies have reported on the healing powers of plants and nature, but there have not been so many instances of experimental research. In particular, there are very few psychological and physiological ...

    Authors: Kazuko Koga and Yutaka Iwasaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:7

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  34. This study tested the hypothesis that the core interthreshold zone (CIZ) changes during exposure to red or blue light via the non-visual pathway, because it is known that light intensity affects the central ne...

    Authors: Naoshi Kakitsuba, Igor B Mekjavic and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:6

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  35. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 31 (2012).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:3

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  36. Post-exercise hypotension (PEH) following prolonged dynamic exercise arises from increased total vascular conductance (TVC) via skeletal muscle vasodilation. However, arterial vasodilation of skeletal musculat...

    Authors: Masako Y Endo, Kazue Shimada, Akira Miura and Yoshiyuki Fukuba

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:32

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  37. A flexed neck posture leads to non-specific activation of the brain. Sensory evoked cerebral potentials and focal brain blood flow have been used to evaluate the activation of the sensory cortex. We investigat...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Kenji Kunita, Naoe Kiyota, Aida Mammadova and Mariko Irei

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:31

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  38. The purpose of the present study was to compare sinusoidal versus constant lower body negative pressure (LBNP) with reference to very mild whole-body heating. Sinusoidal LBNP has a periodic load component (PLC) a...

    Authors: Keita Ishibashi, Takafumi Maeda, Shigekazu Higuchi, Koichi Iwanaga and Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:30

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  39. The superficial vein of the resting limb constricts sympathetically during exercise. Central command is the one of the neural mechanisms that controls the cardiovascular response to exercise. However, it is no...

    Authors: Anna Ooue, Kohei Sato, Ai Hirasawa and Tomoko Sadamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:29

    Content type: Original article

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