Association of arginase I or nitric oxide-related factors with job strain in healthy workers

April 13(Thu), 2017

Keiki Ogino, Professor at Department of Public Health, Okayama University Medical School and Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Tatsuo Ito, Eri Eguchi, and Kenjiro Nagaoka, Assistant Professors at the department have studied blood markers associated with job stress by using a model called JCQ model, a Japanese version of the Job Content Questionnaire by Karasek.  As a result, they have found that serum arginase I is a potential indicator enabling prevention of depression and cardiovascular disease as well as to prompt detection of job stress.  This finding was reported in the U.S. online scientific journal PLOS ONE at 2 p.m. EST on April 12 (3 a.m. April 13, Japan Time).

 

Associations of JCQ job stress with cardiovascular disease have been suggested but never been proven objectively.  The research group found for the first time that the levels of serum arginase I correlate negatively with the levels of job stress and positively with the levels of job control and social support in female workers.

This finding would be used for objective evaluation of workplace stress.

Article Information

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175696

Journal: PLOS ONE

Title: Association of arginase I or nitric oxide-related factors with job strain in healthy workers

Year of Publication: April 12, 2017

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Keyword:
Job Content Questionnaire, cardiovascular disease

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