Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2015 Folate-dependent purine nucleotide biosynthesis in humansAdvances in Nutrition.  6:564-571. 2015
2012 Meta-analysis of cancer risk in folic acid supplementation trials 2012
2012 Relationship between body-mass index and serum folate concentrations in pregnant womenEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  66:136-138. 2012
2011 Relation of body mass index to blood folate and total homocysteine concentrations in Japanese adults 2011
2011 Oral clefts and maternal biomarkers of folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism in utah 2011
2010 Evidence for the hypothesis that 10-formyldihydrofolate is the in vivo substrate for aminoimidazolecarboxamide ribotide transformylase 2010
2009 Plasma zinc concentrations of mothers and the risk of oral clefts in their children in Utah 2009
2008 In vitro formation of homocysteine in whole blood in the presence of anticoagulants 2008
2007 Iron-dependent formation of homocysteine from methionine and other thioethersEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  61:1359-1363. 2007
2007 13C-enrichment at carbons 8 and 2 of uric acid after 13C-labeled folate dose in manBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  361:307-310. 2007
2007 Maternal plasma pyridoxal-5′-phosphate concentrations and risk of isolated oral clefts in the Philippines 2007
2007 Vitamin K and the prevention of fractures [4]Archives of Internal Medicine.  167:94. 2007
2006 Zinc status of women with low bone mineral density who receive calcium supplementsBiological Trace Element Research.  110:211-222. 2006
2006 Folate and human reproductionAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  83:993-1016. 2006
2005 Plasma zinc concentrations of mothers and the risk of nonsyndromic oral clefts in their children: A case-control study in the Philippines 2005
2005 Blood homocysteine, folate and Vitamin B-12 concentrations in patients with epilepsy receiving lamotrigine or sodium valproate for initial monotherapyEpilepsy Research.  64:161-166. 2005
2005 Trienzyme extraction in combination with microbiologic assay in food folate analysis: An updated review 2005
2004 Effect of cow milk on food folate bioavailability in young womenAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  80:1565-1569. 2004
2003 Mass spectrometric method for detecting carbon 13 enrichment introduced by folate coenzymes in uric acidAnalytical Biochemistry.  321:188-191. 2003
2003 Effect of zinc supplementation of pregnant women on the mental and psychomotor development of their children at 5 y of ageAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  77:1512-1516. 2003
2002 The Preterm Prediction Study: Elevated cervical ferritin levels at 22 to 24 weeks of gestation are associated with spontaneous preterm delivery in asymptomatic womenAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  186:458-463. 2002
2001 Effect of smoking on serum concentrations of total homocysteine and B vitamins in mid-pregnancyClinica Chimica Acta.  306:103-109. 2001
2001 Effect of feeding on circulating micronutrient concentrations in the Burmese python (Python molurus) 2001
2001 Metabolism of 10-formyldihydrofolate in humansBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy.  55:454-457. 2001
2001 Plasma extracellular superoxide dismutase activity in healthy pregnant women is not influenced by zinc supplementationBiological Trace Element Research.  80:107-113. 2001
2000 Fronto-Ocular syndrome: Newly recognized trigonocephaly syndrome 2000
2000 Homocysteine, folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 in patients receiving antiepileptic drug monotherapyEpilepsy Research.  40:7-15. 2000
2000 Amniotic fluid homocysteine levels, 5,10-methylenetetrahydrafolate reductase genotypes, and neural tube closure sites 2000
2000 Role of amniotic fluid homocysteine level and of fetal 5,10- methylenetetrahydrafolate reductase genotype in the etiology of neural tube defects 2000
2000 Maternal plasma zinc concentrations and pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  71:109-113. 2000
2000 Quantitative approach to identifying abnormal variation in the human face exemplified by a study of 278 individuals with five craniofacial syndromes 2000
2000 Second-trimester plasma homocysteine levels and pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, and intrauterine growth restrictionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  183:805-809. 2000
1999 Bioactivity of orally administered unnatural isomers, [6R]-5- formyltetrahydrofolate and [6S]-5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate, in humans 1999
1999 Folate and homocysteine metabolism in copper-deficient rats 1999
1998 Homocysteine, b vitamins, and vascular-access thrombosis in patients treated with hemodialysisAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  32:475-481. 1998
1997 Serum concentrations of zinc, folate, vitamins A and E, and proteins, and their relationships to pregnancy outcomeActa obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. Supplement.  76:63-70. 1997
1997 Bioavailability of folic acid in fortified food.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  66:1299-1300. 1997
1996 Effects of erythorbic acid on vitamin C metabolism in young womenAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  64:336-346. 1996
1996 Elevated amniotic fluid interleukin-6 levels at genetic amniocentesis predict subsequent pregnancy lossAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  175:830-833. 1996
1996 Factors influencing plasma zinc levels in low-income pregnant womenBiological Trace Element Research.  55:127-135. 1996
1996 Plasma ferritin and pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  175:1356-1359. 1996
1995 Effect of smoking on plasma ferritin concentrations in pregnant women 1995
1994 Refrigeration of blood samples prior to separation is essential for the accurate determination of plasma or serum zinc concentrationsBiological Trace Element Research.  41:165-173. 1994
1993 Albumin levels in pregnancy: a hypothesis-decreased levels of albumin are related to increased levels of alpha-fetoproteinEarly Human Development.  34:209-215. 1993
1993 Neonatal cord serum alpha 2-macroglobulin and fetal size at birthEarly Human Development.  33:201-206. 1993
1992 Evaluation of three nutritional assessment methods in a group of womenEpidemiology.  3:496-502. 1992
1992 Maternal serum folate and zinc concentrations and their relationships to pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  56:365-370. 1992
1992 Oral folic acid supplementation for cervical dysplasia: A clinical intervention trialAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  166:803-809. 1992
1991 Influence of dietary intakes of erythorbic acid on plasma vitamin C analysesAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  54. 1991
1991 Pteroylglutamates in human milk [2]American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  54:760-762. 1991
1991 Pteroylpolyglutamates in human milkAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  53:930-934. 1991
1990 Evaluation of the deoxyuridine suppression test by using whole blood samples from folic acid-supplemented subjectsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  51:80-86. 1990
1990 Inhibition by EDTA of growth of Lactobacillus casei in the folate microbiological assay and its reversal by added manganese or iron 1990
1990 Rapid improvement in dermatitis after zinc supplementation in a patient with Crohn's diseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  88:71-73. 1990
1989 Blood Vitamin and Trace Metal Levels in Epidermolysis Bullosa 1989
1989 Folic acid safety and toxicity: A brief reviewAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  50:353-358. 1989
1988 Zinc concentration in plasma and erythrocytes of subjects receiving folic acid supplementationAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  47:484-486. 1988
1987 Increased methionine synthetase activity in zinc-deficient rat liverArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.  256:311-316. 1987
1986 Congenital cytomegalovirus infection with unusual ocular anomalies 1986
1986 Effect of long-term administration of anticonvulsants on copper, zinc, and ceruloplasmin levels 1986
1985 Changes in hepatic superoxide dismutase activity in alcoholic monkeysAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  41:929-932. 1985
1985 Nitrogen utilization, enzyme activity, glucose intolerance and leukocyte chemotaxis in human experimental zinc depletionAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  41:1220-1235. 1985
1985 Zinc in peritoneal dialysis.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  42:749-750. 1985
1983 Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese in Infant FormulasAmerican journal of diseases of children (1960).  137:433-437. 1983
1982 Effect of chronic ethanol feeding on the activity of superoxide dismutase in monkeysAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  35:836. 1982
1981 Availability of vitamin B6 and pantothenate in an average American diet in manAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  34:1328-1337. 1981
1980 Folate assay: A comparison of radioassay and microbiological methodsClinica Chimica Acta.  100:13-19. 1980
1980 Human milk folate and folate status in lactating mothers and their infantsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  33:193-197. 1980
1979 Folic acid absorption in the alcoholic monkeyClinical research.  27. 1979
1978 Absorption of mono- and polyglutamyl folates in zinc-depleted manAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  31:1984-1987. 1978
1978 Acne in Zinc Deficiency 1978
1978 Effect of alcoholism on hepatic folate metabolismClinical research.  26. 1978
1977 Increased folate excretion in acute hepatitisAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  30:1378-1379. 1977
1976 The Availability of Folates in Man: Effect of Orange Juice Supplement on Intestinal ConjugaseBritish Journal of Haematology.  32:123-134. 1976
1976 Zinc deficiency in two infants during total parenteral alimentation for diarrheaAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  29:197-204. 1976
1976 Zinc deficiency in two infants during total parenteral nutrition for intractable diarrhea 1976
1973 The Availability of Food Folate in ManBritish Journal of Haematology.  25:513-532. 1973
1972 Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Pteroylpolyglutamates in Cabbage 1972
1972 Lactobacillus casei response to pteroylpolyglutamatesAnalytical Biochemistry.  49:517-521. 1972


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2012 Folate and fetal growth.  2619-2628. 2012
2009 Folate in pregnancy and lactation.  111-131. 2009

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics Residency Program, 1973
  • Full Name

  • Tsunenobu Tamura