Akira Satake

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We raised two polyclonal antibodies against synthetic oligopeptides comprising amino acid sequences in the human lysosomal protective protein. The first antibody recognized the 54-kDa precursor and the N-terminal sequence of the 32-kDa mature protein subunit, and the second one recognized the precursor and the C-terminal sequence of the 20-kDa subunit. In(More)
An enzyme hydrolyzing the carboxyl terminus of endothelin-1 was detected in control human tissues but was deficient in tissues from a patient with galactosialidosis, a metabolic disease caused by the protective protein gene mutation. It was proportional to the amount of immunologically estimated mature protective protein. An antibody against the lysosomal(More)
INTRODUCTION Bioartificial pancreas (BAP) transplantation offers a potential treatment of diabetes mellitus. The optimal site for BAP transplantation has not yet been established. AIM To monitor the effect of induction of neovascularization at the intermuscular space on islet survival after allogenic transplantation of BAP. METHODOLOGY Angiogenesis was(More)
Porcine endocrine cells were isolated from pancreas of 6-month-old pigs by two-step enzymatic digestion procedures. They were separated by the density gradient (isopycnic) centrifugation method using Histopaque-1077. Isolated cells were cultured and divided into two groups: suspension cells and adhesion cells. Suspension cells maintained their cell numbers(More)
Islet isolation involves enzymatic digestion of the interstitial matrix and mechanical disruption of the tissue. It is possible that a fundamental change of islet biology resulting from the loss of critical factors required for islet function or survival will occur. Extracellular matrix (ECM) is one of the most important components of the islet(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of exposure to an extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELFMF) on hormone secretion from an islet derived insulinoma cell line, RIN-m. We stimulated RIN-m cells to secrete insulin under exposure to an ELFMF, using our established system for the exposure of cultured cells to an ELFMF at 5 mT and 60 Hz, or under(More)
The authors investigated by immunohistochemistry the distribution of protective protein in human tissues. Immunoreactivity was observed in the cytoplasm, revealing a granular pattern and cell type specificity. The most intense staining was observed in the large neurons of brain, distal and collecting tubular cells of kidney, epithelial cells of bronchus,(More)
The transplantation of a bioartificial pancreas has been regarded as a potential method for successful islet transplantation without any immunosuppressive agents. The subcutaneous site is a very attractive site for transplantation of a bioartificial pancreas because of its advantage of an easy operation site. Our group has been reporting that(More)
The subcutaneous space is a potential site for clinical islet transplantation. Even though there are several advantages, poor blood supply at this site mainly causes failure of islet survival. In this study, angiogenesis was induced in advance at the diabetic rats subcutis for islet transplantation by implanting a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) mesh bag(More)
OBJECTIVES The subcutaneous transplantation of a bioartificial pancreas is a very attractive cure for diabetes mellitus. We recently developed a new immunoisolatory device that has the ability to induce neovascularization for subcutaneous transplantation. We applied the newly developed device to subcutaneous transplantation of a bioartificial pancreas. (More)