Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition Impact Factor & Information

Current impact factor: 2.19

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.19
2013 Impact Factor 2.294
2012 Impact Factor 2.245
2011 Impact Factor 1.975
2010 Impact Factor 1.609
2009 Impact Factor 1.672
2008 Impact Factor 0.586
2007 Impact Factor 0.824
2006 Impact Factor 0.63
2005 Impact Factor 0.27
2004 Impact Factor 0.048
2003 Impact Factor 0.095
2002 Impact Factor 0.059
2001 Impact Factor 0.14
2000 Impact Factor 0.189
1999 Impact Factor 0.312
1998 Impact Factor 0.267
1997 Impact Factor 0.234
1996 Impact Factor 0.25
1995 Impact Factor 0.495
1994 Impact Factor 0.354
1993 Impact Factor 0.408
1992 Impact Factor 0.359

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.21
Cited half-life 4.70
Immediacy index 0.29
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.52
Website Journal of Clinical Biochemistry & Nutrition website
ISSN 1880-5086
OCLC 162259445
Material type Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Although recent studies have reported that Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), the most extensively studied probiotic strain, exerts an anti-hyperglycemic effect on several rodent models, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, twenty male C57BL/KsJ db/db (db/db) mice were divided into 2 groups, LGG-treated and control group, which received a daily dose of LGG (1 x 10^8 CFU per mouse) and PBS orally for 4 weeks, respectively. We observed that glucose tolerance was significantly improved in LGG-treated db/db mice. Insulin-stimulated Akt phosphorylation and GLUT4 translocation were higher in skeletal muscle of LGG treated mice relative to their controls. It was also observed that LGG treatment caused significant reductions in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in skeletal muscle and M1-like macrophage activation in white adipose tissues. Our results indicate that the anti-diabetic effect of LGG in db/db mice is associated with alleviated ER stress and suppressed macrophage activation, resulting in enhanced insulin sensitivity. Theses findings suggest a therapeutic potential of probiotics for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 05/2015; 56(3):240-246. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-116
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    ABSTRACT: Mucosal protective agents may improve healing of patients with endoscopic submucosal dissection-induced ulcers. The present study systematically evaluated published clinical trials to determine whether combined therapeutic use of mucosal protective agents and proton pump inhibitors can improve the outcome of patients with endoscopic submucosal dissection-induced ulcers compared to treatment with proton pump inhibitors alone. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Igaku-Chuo-Zasshi database were searched to identify eligible randomized trials for systematic review. We identified 11 randomized trials for inclusion in our study (1,160 patients). Pooled endoscopic submucosal dissection-induced ulcer healing rates were 45.8% and 34.4% for patients with or without mucosal protective agents, respectively. The odds ratio was 2.28 (95% confidence interval, 1.57-3.31) with no significant study heterogeneity. In conclusion, the systematic review and meta-analysis showed that the combined therapeutic use of proton pump inhibitors and mucosal protective agents improved healing rates of endoscopic submucosal dissection-induced ulcers compared to treatment with proton pump inhibitor monotherapy.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 03/2015; 56(2):85-90. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-101
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    ABSTRACT: Vitamin E analog, such as α- and γ-tocopherol, can undergo ω-oxidation without cleavage of the chroman ring, and this pathway is responsible for generation of the major urinary vitamin E metabolite, carboxyethyl hydroxychroman. However, it is still unclear how carboxyethyl hydroxychroman is changed in various tissues after vitamin E intake. We therefore investigated changes in the concentrations of α- and γ-tocopherol and their metabolites in rat liver and kidney. The concentration of α-tocopherol in rat liver increased until 6 h after oral administration, and then decreased. The change in the concentration of α-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman in rat liver in the α-Toc group slowly increased until 12 h after oral administration. Cytochrome P450 3A1 mRNA expression significantly increased from 12 h after the start of α-tocopherol administration. The change in the concentration of γ-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman in rat liver in the γ-Toc group markedly increased until 12 h after oral administration. On the other hand, γ-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman in rat kidney showed greater accumulation than α-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman from 3 h to 24 h after oral administration. From these results, we considered that γ-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman formed in the liver continues to be released into the bloodstream and is transported to the kidney rapidly.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 03/2015; 56(2):143-8. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-107
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to compare biological actions between isopropanol and ethanol extracts of Artemisia including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective actions. Antioxidant activities were evaluated using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) method and confocal microscopy on lipopolysaccharide-induced RGM1 cells, cytoprotection effects evaluated by detecting heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), Nf-E2 related factor2 (Nrf2) and heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), and anti-inflammatory effects investigated by measuring inflammatory mediators. Water immersion restraint stress was imposed to provoke stress related mucosal damages (SRMD) in rats. Isopropanol extracts of Artemisia showed the higher DPPH radical scavenging activity and lesser LPS-induced reactive oxygen species productions and increased HO-1 expression through increased nuclear translocation of Nrf2 transcription factor compared to ethanol extracts. The increased expression of HSP70 and decreased expression of endothelin-1 were only increased with isopropanol extracts. A concentration-dependent inhibition of LPS-induced COX-2 and iNOS even at a rather lower concentration than ethanol extract was achieved with isopropanol extracts. Cytokine protein array revealed Artemisia extracts significantly attenuated the levels of CXCL-1, CXCL-16, and MCP-1. These orchestrated actions led to significant rescue from SRMD. Conclusively, Artemisia extracts imposed significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity against SRMD and isopropanol extracts were superior to ethanol extracts in these beneficiary actions of Artemisia.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 03/2015; 56(2):132-42. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-76
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    ABSTRACT: Reactive hyperemia reflects a compensatory vasodilation response of the local vasculature in ischemic tissue. The purpose of this study is to clarify the mechanism of regulation of this response in gingival circulation by using pharmacological analysis of reactive hyperemia and histochemical analysis of gingival tissue. Application of pressure to the gingiva was used to create temporary ischemia, and gingival blood flow was measured after pressure release. Reactive hyperemia increased in proportion to the duration of pressure. Systemic hemodynamics remained unaffected by the stimulus; therefore, the gingival reactive hyperemia reflected a local adjustment in circulation. Gingival reactive hyperemia was significantly suppressed by nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitors, especially the neural NO synthase-selective antagonist 7-nitroindazole, but not by anticholinergic drugs, β-blockers, or antihistaminergic drugs. Moreover, immunohistochemical staining for neural NO synthase and histochemical staining for NADPH diaphorase activity were both positive in the gingival perivascular region. These histochemical and pharmacological analyses show that reactive hyperemia following pressure release is mediated by NO-induced vasodilation. Furthermore, histochemical analysis strongly suggests that NO originates from nitrergic nerves. Therefore, NO may play an important role in the neural regulation of local circulation in gingival tissue ischemia.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 03/2015; 56(2):98-104. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-71
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    ABSTRACT: DNA damages and antioxidant status was assessed after 8 weeks of purple grape juice supplementation in male smokers depending on the glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms. Ninety-five smokers consumed 480 ml of purple grape juice for 8 weeks. The blood samples were collected before and after supplementation to measure lymphocyte DNA damages, plasma antioxidants, conjugated diene, and the erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes. The diastolic pressure, lymphocyte DNA damage, and plasma conjugated diene were significantly decreased but the plasma γ-tocopherol was increased in GSTM1-null genotype, while increased blood glutathione and decreased lymphocyte DNA damage were observed in GSTM1-present genotype. In case of GSTT1 on the other hand, the decrease in diastolic pressure and lymphocyte DNA damage was observed in both null types and present types, but the erythrocyte catalase activity was decreased in GSTT1-null type and the plasma vitamin C level was increased in GSTT1-present type, suggesting that, the antioxidant effect of grape juice was greater in GSTT1-present type compared to GSTT1-null type. The intakes of 8-week purple grape juice affected diastolic blood pressures, DNA damage reductions and antioxidant status in smokers, mainly greater in GSTM1-null type and GSTT1-present type.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 02/2015; 56(1):49-56. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-1
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    ABSTRACT: The twin character of reactive oxygen species is substantiated by a growing body of evidence that reactive oxygen species within cells act as inducers and accelerators of the oncogenic phenotype of cancer cells, while reactive oxygen species can also induce cancer cell death and can therefore function as anti-tumorigenic species. The aim of this study was to assess a possible influence of xanthine/xanthine oxidase on the proliferation of colorectal cancer cell line Caco-2. xanthine/xanthine oxidase (2.5 µM/0.25 mU/ml-25 µM/2.5 mU/ml) dose-dependently inhibited the proliferation of Caco-2 cells. Experiments utilizing reactive oxygen species scavengers (superoxide dismutase, catalase and mannitol) and exogenous hydrogen peroxide revealed a major role of hydrogen peroxide in the xanthine/xanthine oxidase effect. Investigations utilizing annexin V-fluorescein/PI assay using flow cytometry, and the lactate dehydrogenase extracellular release assay indicated that hydrogen peroxide induced necrosis, but not apoptosis, in Caco-2 cells. These results suggest that hydrogen peroxide generated by xanthine/xanthine oxidase has the potential to suppress colorectal cancer cell proliferation.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 02/2015; 56(1):15-19. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.14-34
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    ABSTRACT: A Using streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, we examined the effects of zinc supplementation and insulin treatment on the metabolic availability of vitamin A. All diabetic animals exhibited an elevated plasma glucose (>18 mmol/liter) level within 48 h of intravenous streptozotocin injection. The untreated diabetic rats exhibited a reduction in body weight gain, with a 50% increase in daily food intake. In diabetic animals treated with insulin for 4 weeks, the plasma glucose, body weight gain, and daily food intake were comparable to those of the non-diabetic controls. The plasma concentration of vitamin A was significantly reduced in the diabetic animals, whereas the hepatic content of vitamin A in them was significantly elevated. Treatment with implantable insulin resulted in both plasma and liver concentrations of vitamin A returning to the control non-diabetic levels. Dietary zinc supplementation (120 µg/g diet for 4 weeks) failed to improve the plasma concentration of vitamin A. These results suggest that the impaired metabolic availability of vitamin A in the presence of diabetes is caused by insulin deficiency.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 01/2015; 19(3):165-173. DOI:10.3164/jcbn.19.165