Izumi Takasaki

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Angiotensinogen (AGT) is a unique substrate of the renin-angiotensin system and fibronectin (FN) is an important component of the extracellular matrix. These play critical roles in the pathophysiological changes including cardiovascular remodeling and hypertrophy in response to hypertension. This study was performed to examine the regulation of AGT and FN(More)
Recently, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of aj-adrenergic receptor gene (a2-C10) digested with Bsu361 restriction enzyme has been reported in US populations. Therefore, we examined the association of this RFLP with essential hypertension by comparing the frequency of specific alleles for this gene in Japanese populations. The distribution(More)
Studies of the run and the attachment of the lateral pterygoid muscle were made on 79 samples from 41 cadavers in the collection of the Department of Anatomy of the Tokyo Dental College. Origin shapes were classified into 3 types: type I, in which there is a clear boundary between the muscle venter adhesion for the upper muscle venter and the lower muscle(More)
The temporal changes in the expression of fibronectin and other extracellular matrix genes were studied in rat aortic rings incubated in vitro in a serum-free medium. Changes in all forms of fibronectin mRNA increased progressively during the 24-hour incubation period, although an increase in the alternatively spliced form of fibronectin designated EIIIA(More)
We report a case of a 23-year-old Japanese woman who had severe hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic renal failure before the start of dialysis treatment. Her chief complaints were swelling and pain in both shoulders. Laboratory examination revealed renal failure (BUN 134 mg/dl, serum Cr 7.3 mg/dl), severe normocytic normochromic anemia (hemoglobin(More)
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