Hideaki Enomoto

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Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), which is responsible for producing hypercalcemia in patients with humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy, has recently been identified in several normal tissues. Because PTHrP, like parathyroid hormone (PTH), is known to exhibit vasodilatory properties, we investigated the expression and regulation of PTHrP mRNA in(More)
Expression and localization of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) in rat articular cartilage during fetal and postnatal periods were investigated by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. PHTrP displayed distinct distribution and intensity of staining at different ages. In fetal (18-day-old) and young (3-week-old) rats, articular(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), a tumor product responsible for malignancy-associated hypercalcemia, is also produced in many normal tissues, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). As PTHrP exhibits vasodilatory properties, we postulated that other vasoactive agents may control PTHrP gene expression in SMC. Addition of angiotensin II to(More)
Vitamin D-dependent calcium-binding protein (calbindin-D28K), is regulated by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25-(OH)2D3], and several other factors in a tissue-specific manner, but the controlling mechanisms are still poorly understood. In this study we examined the relative contributions of transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms in the(More)
Follicular lesions include germinal center (GC) hyperplasia, regressive transformation of GCs, and follicle lysis. The present histologic, electron microscopic, and immunohistochemical study of six autopsy cases after organ transplantation accompanied by the administration of immunosuppressive drugs revealed a peculiar regression of lymph node GCs in two(More)
Excess iron causes oxidative stress through hydroxyl-radical production via Fenton/Haber-Weiss reactions. Recently, body iron reduction has been found to ameliorate diabetes. In the present study, we examined the protective effect of dietary iron restriction against diabetic nephropathy in the db/db mouse model of diabetic nephropathy using db/m mice as(More)
PURPOSE Angiotensin II (ANG II) has been shown to affect iron metabolism through alteration of iron transporters, leading to increased cellular and tissue iron contents. Serum ferritin, a marker of body iron storage, is elevated in various cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension. However, the associated changes in iron absorption and the mechanism(More)
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