Asako Shimoda

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The effect of the interaction of CLA and type of dietary protein on lipid metabolism was studied in male rats by feeding diets containing casein (CAS) or soy protein (SOY) as dietary protein and either linoleic acid (LA, a control FA) or graded levels of CLA at 0,0.1, 0.5, and 1.0% for 28 d. CLA reduced the weight of perirenal adipose tissue in a(More)
To create a drug delivery system that allows the controlled release of proteins, such as growth factors, over a long-term period, cholesteryl group- and acryloyl group-bearing pullulan (CHPOA) nanogels were aggregated to form fast-degradable hydrogels (CHPOA/hydrogels) by cross-linking with thiol-bearing polyethylene glycol. The gold standard of clinical(More)
Bone degenerative diseases, including osteoporosis, impair the fine balance between osteoclast bone resorption and osteoblast bone formation. Single-agent therapy for anabolic and anticatabolic effects is attractive as a drug target to ameliorate such conditions. Inhibition of nuclear factor (NF)-κB reduces the osteoclast bone resorption. The role of NF-κB(More)
CagA, encoded by cytotoxin-associated gene A (cagA), is a major virulence factor of Helicobacter pylori, a gastric pathogen involved in the development of upper gastrointestinal diseases. Infection with cagA-positive H. pylori may also be associated with diseases outside the stomach, although the mechanisms through which H. pylori infection promotes(More)
A cell specific peptide (Arg-Gly-Asp; RGD)-modified nanogel was prepared and evaluated for its potential to act as a protein delivery carrier. A bovine serum albumin (BSA)/RGD-modified nanogel complex was efficiently internalized into cells through integrin-mediated endocytosis. Endosomal escape of the RGD-modified nanogel was observed after 24 h(More)
Cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHP) nanogel is a synthetic degradable biomaterial for drug delivery with high biocompatibility. Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a bone augmentation technique in which a membrane is used to create and keep a secluded regenerative space. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the novel CHP nanogel(More)
Polysaccharide-PEG hybrid nanogels (CHPOA-PEGSH) crosslinked by both covalent ester bonds and physical interactions were prepared by the reaction of a thiol-modified poly(ethylene glycol) (PEGSH) with acryloyl-modified cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHPOA). Experimental parameters, including CHPOA concentration, the degree of acryloyl substitution of CHPOA,(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α exerts its biological function via TNF type 1 and type 2 receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2). We have previously reported that bone resorption induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in TNFR2-deficient mice is accelerated compared to that in wild-type (WT) mice. Although these results suggested that TNFR2 might have a protective role in(More)
We investigated the biological activity of W9, a bone resorption inhibitor peptide, using NanoClik nanoparticles as an injectable carrier, where acryloyl group-modified cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHPOA) nanogels were crosslinked by pentaerythritol tetra (mercaptoethyl) polyoxyethylene. Thirty 5-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed a low calcium diet and(More)