Eisaku Matsumoto

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Common uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) promoter polymorphism -866G/A is reported to be associated with its expression in adipose tissue and the risk of obesity in Caucasians. On the other hand, several studies suggested that UCP2 expression in beta-cells is an important determinant of insulin secretion. In the Japanese population, morbid obesity is very rare,(More)
Oxidative stress and the gene expression at the transcriptional level of antioxidant enzymes were investigated in two models of diabetes in mice. We used KKAy mice as a model of obese insulin-resistant diabetes, and streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice (STZ mice) as a model of insulin-deficient diabetes. C57BL mice and saline-injected ICR mice were used as(More)
As a westernized lifestyle becomes widespread in Japan, the number of individuals with obesity, as well as type 2 diabetes, is rapidly increasing. In this investigation, we studied the prevalence of obesity and its association with the development of diabetic macroangiopathy and microangiopathy. The clinical records of 634 patients in our hospital with type(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were used in one step sandwich enzyme immunoassay (one step sandwich EIA) for human serum immunoreactive type IV collagen. The one step sandwich EIA using either polystyrene ball or microplate was characterized by carrying out two immunoreactions simultaneously, type IV collagen reacting with both a monoclonal antibody as a solid phase(More)
Chronic liver injury by various toxic agents causes an increase in collagen biosynthetic activity, resulting in deposition of excessive amounts of collagen and rearrangement of the lobular architecture leading to hepatocellular dysfunction and portal hypertension. The authors have developed sandwich enzyme-immunoassay for human serum type IV collagen(More)
We developed a competitive enzyme-immunoassay for serum type IV collagen peptide as a marker of fibrogenesis, and examined the relationship between serum type IV collagen peptide and hepatic disorder in CCl4-treated rats. The rats were treated for 8 weeks and signs of liver damage began to appear from about week 2. With the progression of these signs to(More)
In long-term diabetes mellitus, thickening of basement membrane in capillaries and small vessels is a characteristic lesion and plays an important role in the progression of diabetic microangiopathy. We have developed a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for human serum type IV collagen peptide with monoclonal antibodies. Previous studies suggested that collagen(More)
This study aimed to elucidate the prevalence and clinical risk factors of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Japanese male diabetics. Questionnaires were administered to 82 male diabetics and 25 male non-diabetics (controls), to determine the international index of erectile function (IIEF). This index consists of five parts, with questions related to erectile(More)
We developed a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for intact type IV collagen (IV-C) using two monoclonal antibodies as a marker of basement membrane metabolism, and examined the relationship between serum IV-C and diabetic complications. Serum IV-C was measured in 186 diabetics with or without clinical signs of retinopathy, neuropathy, and/or nephropathy, and 328(More)