Hideaki Ogasawara

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Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) is expressed in the proximal tubules of the kidneys and plays a key role in renal glucose reabsorption. A novel class of antidiabetic medications, SGLT2-selective inhibitors attempt to improve glycemic control in diabetics by preventing glucose from being reabsorbed through SGLT2 and re-entering circulation.(More)
BACKGROUND CC chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20) and CC chemokine receptor 6 are believed to stimulate the recruitment of neutrophils and activation of macrophages against bacterial pathogens through the activation of T helper cells. We analyzed the role of CCL20 in the acute phase of sepsis. METHODS The effect of a neutralizing, anti-mouse CCL20 monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Adipokines are bioactive hormones secreted by adipose tissues. Resistin, an adipokine, plays important roles in the regulation of insulin resistance and inflammation. Resistin levels are known to be increased in the serum and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, the pathogenic role of resistin in RA has not yet been(More)
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