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One subtype of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)-3 results from mutations in the gene encoding hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-1 alpha. We generated transgenic mice expressing a naturally occurring dominant-negative form of human HNF-1 alpha (P291fsinsC) in pancreatic beta-cells. A progressive hyperglycemia with age was seen in these transgenic(More)
Mutations of the hepatocyte nuclear factor-4alpha (HNF-4alpha) gene are associated with a subtype of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY1) that is characterized by impaired insulin secretion in response to a glucose load. HNF-4alpha, which is a transcription factor expressed in pancreatic beta-cells, plays an important role in regulating the(More)
A 30-year-old woman had a history of prolactinoma and primary hyperparathyroidism. She was diagnosed as having multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 with gastrinoma and liver metastases. Octreotide therapy was started and the serum gastrin level decreased immediately. Octreotide continued to suppress gastrin secretion over the next 7 years. The Ki67/MIB1(More)
Mutations in the hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) 4alpha gene cause a form of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY1), which is a monogenic form of type 2 diabetes characterized by impaired insulin secretion by pancreatic beta-cells. HNF4alpha is a transcription factor expressed in the liver, kidney, intestine, and pancreatic islet. Multiple splice(More)
To investigate the relationship between serum levels of cystatin C and adiponectin in patients with type 2 diabetes. We examined serum cystatin C and adiponectin levels in 234 patients with type 2 diabetes who visited our hospital. The serum level of cystatin C was positively correlated with age (P < 0.001), duration of diabetes (P = 0.013), serum(More)
A 64-year-old woman had normal serum calcium and plasma parathyroid hormone levels, despite an extremely high plasma parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) level. She underwent medical screening at our hospital and several neck tumors were detected by ultrasonography. After surgical resection of these tumors, her plasma PTHrP level was normalized.(More)
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