Ayako Okamura

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Digested proteins are mainly absorbed as small peptides composed of two or three amino acids. The intestinal absorption of small peptides is mediated via only one transport system: the proton-coupled peptide transporter-1 (PepT1) encoded from the soluble carrier protein Slc15a1. In mammals, intestinal expression of PepT1/Slc15a1 oscillates during the daily(More)
Elevated levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) have been reported in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart failure, and stroke. We assessed the relationships between serum levels of NGAL and the prevalence of CVD, and clarified the prognostic usefulness of systemic NGAL levels in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Eighty-eight HD(More)
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