Aya Osaki

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Nucleobindin-2 is a 420 amino acid EF-hand Ca²⁺ binding protein that can be further processed to generate an 82 amino terminal peptide termed Nesfatin-1. To examine the function of secreted Nucleobindin-2 in adipocyte differentiation, cultured 3T3-L1 cells were incubated with either 0 or 100 nM of GST, GST-Nucleobindin-2, prior to and during the initiation(More)
BACKGROUND We recently identified a novel anorexigenic protein, nesfatin-1, which is processed from nesfatin/nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2). However, the clinical importance of this protein has not been determined. OBJECTIVE To investigate its clinical significance in humans, we have established a new specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for human(More)
Dapagliflozin is a SGLT2 (Sodium/Glucose cotransporter 2) inhibitor that reduces circulating glucose levels in type 2 diabetic patients by blocking the SGLT2-dependent reabsorption of glucose in the kidney. Dapagliflozin is metabolized by UGT1A9 (UDP Glucuronosyltransferase 1 family, Polypeptidase A9), suppressing its SGLT2 inhibitor activity. However(More)
Nesfatin-1, an anorexigenic protein, is ubiquitously expressed in the body. However, the exact mechanism underlying the in vivo regulation of production of nesfatin/nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2), a precursor protein of nesfatin-1, is unknown. We investigated the influence of modulation of autonomic nerve activity by a ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) lesion and the(More)
The insulin responsive Glut4 transport vesicles contain the v-SNARE protein Vamp2 that associate with the plasma membrane t-SNARE protein Syntaxin 4 to drive insulin-stimulated Glut4 translocation in skeletal muscle and adipocytes. The syntaxin 4 interacting protein (Synip) binds to syntaxin 4 in the basal state and dissociates in the insulin-stimulated(More)
Expression of adaptor protein, phosphotyrosine interaction, pleckstrin homology domain, and leucine zipper containing 1 (APPL1) promoted glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) translocation and glucose uptake in adipose and muscle tissues in response to stimulation with insulin, adiponectin, or exercise. In response to mechanical stretch, knockdown of APPL1 in C2C12(More)
  • A Osaki
  • 1988
In this study, as a new assay method for Gla protein antigens, the "dot immunobinding assay" which is used on screening for a large number of antibodies (Dot method) was applied. Plasma protein S(PS), protein C(PC) and prothrombin were measured in normal and toxemic pregnant women by the "dot method". The results obtained are as follows. 1. The PS(More)
The present study examined the long-term efficacy of insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes patients when carried out using carbohydrate counting with bolus calculators for 1 year. A total of 22 type 1 diabetes patients who had just started continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion were examined and divided into two groups: one that was educated about(More)
BACKGROUND Establishing an optimal insulin regimen is crucial for maintaining glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. We aimed to determine the insulin dose required to achieve a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) concentration ≤ 7.5% in Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS This multi-centered cross-sectional study was performed at 3(More)