Daigoro Hirohama

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Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a phosphate-regulating hormone that acts primarily on the kidney and parathyroid. With declining kidney function there is an increase in circulating FGF23 levels, which is associated with vascular calcification and mortality in chronic kidney disease. Whether FGF23 exerts direct effects on vasculature is unclear. We(More)
A 58-year-old woman presented with muscle weakness, whole body myalgia, and dyspnea. On admission, neurological examination showed proximal muscle weakness in the extremities. The weakness gradually extended to the bulbar and respiratory muscles, necessitating an artificial ventilator. Serum CK level was markedly increased (33,774 IU/L; normal <150 IU/L)(More)
1. Springer B, Böttger EC, Kirschner P, Wallace RJ Jr. Phylogeny of the mycobacterium chelonae–like organism based on partial sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene and proposal of mycobacterium mucogenicum sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:262–7. 2. Shehan JM, Sarma DP. mycobacterium mucogenicum: report of a skin infection associated with etanercept.(More)
We report on a 33-year-old woman who presented with positive myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) during rheumatoid arthritis treatment with infliximab. She had a history of worsening arthralgia, and urinalysis showed the new occurrence of hematuria and proteinuria. Renal biopsy showed necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis.(More)
Neutrophils are central players in the innate immune system. They generate neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which protect against invading pathogens but are also associated with the development of autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases and thrombosis. Here, we report that lactoferrin, one of the components of NETs, translocated from the cytoplasm to(More)
It is widely known that salt is an accelerating factor for the progression of metabolic syndrome and causes cardiovascular diseases, most likely due to its pro-oxidant properties. We hypothesized that excessive salt intake also facilitates the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is frequently associated with metabolic syndrome. We(More)
Genome-wide analysis of renal sodium-transporting system has identified specific variations of Mendelian hypertensive disorders, including HSD11B2 gene variants in apparent mineralocorticoid excess. However, these genetic variations in extrarenal tissue can be involved in developing hypertension, as demonstrated in former studies using global and(More)
Hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) lead to cardiovascular (CV) events and cardiovascular death consists of main cause in mortality of those diseases. Understanding of pathophysiology that links them and CV events has been vigorously studied and several factors are believed to play roles such as NO, reninangiotensin(More)
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has an important role in the control of fluid homeostasis and BP during volume depletion. Dietary salt restriction elevates circulating angiotensin II (AngII) and aldosterone levels, increasing levels of the Cl-/HCO3- exchanger pendrin in β-intercalated cells and the Na+-Cl- cotransporter (NCC) in distal convoluted(More)