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  • Kazuyuki Hida, Jun Wada, +16 authors Yashpal S. Kanwar
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 2005 (First Publication: 26 July 2005)
  • There is a rapid global rise in obesity, and the link between obesity and diabetes remains somewhat obscure. We identified an adipocytokine, designated as visceral adipose tissue-derived serpinExpand
  • Enyu Imai, Masaru Horio, +19 authors Seiichi Matsuo
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
  • 2006 (First Publication: 28 March 2007)
  • BackgroundAccurate estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is crucial for the detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In clinical practice, GFR is estimated from serum creatinine usingExpand
  • Enyu Imai, Masaru Horio, +19 authors Seiichi Matsuo
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
  • 2007 (First Publication: 1 June 2007)
  • BackgroundThe number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Japan has continuously increased in the past three decades. In 2005, 36 063 patients whose average age was 66 years entered aExpand
  • Katsue Sunahori, Masahiro Yamamura, +7 authors Hirofumi Makino
  • Medicine
  • Arthritis research & therapy
  • 2006 (First Publication: 13 April 2006)
  • S100A8 and S100A9, two Ca2+-binding proteins of the S100 family, are secreted as a heterodimeric complex (S100A8/A9) from neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages. Serum and synovial fluid levels ofExpand