Daniel L Yamamoto

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With the finding that brown adipose tissue is present and negatively correlated to obesity in adult man, finding the mechanism(s) of how to activate brown adipose tissue in humans could be important in combating obesity, type 2 diabetes, and their complications. In mice, the main regulator of nonshivering thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue is(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS In skeletal muscle, the storage of glycogen by insulin is regulated by glycogen synthase, which is regulated by glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3). Here we examined whether adrenergic receptor activation, which can increase glucose uptake, regulates glycogen synthesis in L6 skeletal muscle cells. METHODS We used L6 cells and measured(More)
Proliferation and fusion of myoblasts are needed for the generation and repair of multinucleated skeletal muscle fibers in vivo. Studies of myocyte differentiation, cell fusion, and muscle repair are limited by an appropriate in vitro muscle cell culture system. We developed a novel cell culture technique [two-dimensional muscle syncytia (2DMS) technique](More)
NADPH oxidase inhibitors such as diphenylene iodonium (DPI) and apocynin lower whole body and blood glucose levels and improve diabetes when administered to rodents. Skeletal muscle has an important role in managing glucose homeostasis and we have used L6 cells, C(2)C(12) cells and primary muscle cells as model systems to investigate whether these drugs(More)
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