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)
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)
BACKGROUND Nesfatin/Nucleobindin-2 (Nesf/NUCB2), a precursor of nesfatin-1, an anorexigenic protein, is ubiquitously expressed in peripheral tissues in addition to the hypothalamus. However, the role of intracellular Nesf/NUCB2 has not been established in the periphery. METHODS Nesf/NUCB2-transgenic (Tg) mice were generated, and chronological changes of(More)
In the present study we examined the efficacy of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors on improvement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in comparison with the renal threshold for glucose reabsorption in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients visited the hospital once a month for a regular follow-up examination with the determination of blood(More)
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