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Research Areas



Graduate School, Division of Medicine, Kumamoto University
Faculty of Medicine, Kumamoto University


Transfer of ACTH across human placenta. (jointly worked)
J. Clin. Endocrinol. & Metabo.   39(3)    1974
Plasma concentrations of cortisol, progesterone and unconjugated oestradiol and oestriol in women with live anencephalic foetuses before, during and after labour. (jointly worked)
J. Endocrinol.   69    1976
Plasma levels of human chorionic somatomammotropin, progesterone, unconjugated oestradiol and oestriol, and α-foetoprotein in patients with hydatidiform moles. (jointly worked)
J. Endocrinol.   72    1977
Direct radioimmunoassay of urinary estrogen and pregnanediol glucuronides during the menstrual cycle. (jointly worked)
Am. J. Obstet. Gynaecol.   137(4)    1980

Books etc

Prolactin and fetal growth. (jointly worked)
(Eds. K. Maeda et al. ), Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. (Biochemical division)   1986   
Estrogen progesterone cyclic therapy for patients with premature menopause. (jointly worked)
Preservation of Tubo-Ovarian Function in Gynecologic Benign and Malignant Diseases(Ed. Ichinoe, K. , Segal, S. J. and Mastroianni, L. )Serono Symposia Publications from Raven Press, New York,   1988   
The growth and differentiation of human granulosa-luteal cells : effect of hCG PRL in vitro (jointly worked)
Recent Advances in Ovarian Function : Basic and Clinical Researches (Ed. S. Fujimoto, M. Mizuno and S. J. Segal) Serono Symposia Review   1992   
Effect of transferrin on the granulosa cell function in vivo and in vitro.
Yasushi Kawano, Hisashi Narahara, Kenji Miyamura, Jun Yoshimatsu and Isao Miyakawa New achievements in research of ovarian function, Frontiers in Endocrinology, 13 : 273-278, (Eds. S. Fujimoto et al.), Ares-Serono Symposia Publications, 1995.   1995   
The hormonal regulation of platelet-activating factor metabolism during parturition. (jointly worked)
In Vitro Biology og Sex Steroid Hormone Action   1996   

Research Grants & Projects

Effect of prolactin on the metabolism of arachidonic acid in the amniotic cells
Inhibitory effect of transferrin on progesterone production in the granulosa cell.
Studies on the initiation of labor in human