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The steady-state mRNA levels of the four neurotrophic factors of nerve growth factor (NGF), brain-dervied neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and their receptors (p74 ngfr , trkA, trkB and trkC) in the adult human peripheral nervous system (PNS) as well as nonneural tissues were examined(More)
Hip fracture incidence from 2004 to 2006 in the Tottori prefecture of Japan was investigated and compared with previously reported rates. The age- and gender-specific incidence of hip fracture in the Tottori prefecture has not plateaued, as has been reported for populations in Northern Europe or North America. Recent data from Northern Europe and North(More)
FTO harbours the strongest known obesity-susceptibility locus in Europeans. While there is growing evidence for a role for FTO in obesity risk in Asians, its association with type 2 diabetes, independently of BMI, remains inconsistent. To test whether there is an association of the FTO locus with obesity and type 2 diabetes, we conducted a meta-analysis of(More)
To demonstrate the clinical benefit of 2.5 mg daily risedronate in the treatment of involutional osteoporosis, the effect of risedronate on bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine was compared with that of etidronate, selected as a representative of the bisphosphonates currently marketed in Japan. In this multicenter, randomized, double-masked,(More)
To test the effect of amino-terminal peptide 1–34 of human parathyroid hormone (hPTH (1–34)) as a possible bone anabolic agent in the treatment of osteoporosis, weekly subcutaneous injection of 50 units (L group), 100 units (M group) or 200 units (H group) of hPTH (1–34) was started in 220 patients with osteoporosis at 71 institutions randomly divided into(More)
Bartonella species were isolated from 49% of 128 cattle from California and Oklahoma, 90% of 42 mule deer from California, and 15% of 100 elk from California and Oregon. Isolates from all 63 cattle, 14 deer, and 1 elk had the same polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism profiles. Our findings indicate potential for inter- and(More)
In populations of East Asian descent, we performed a replication study of loci previously identified in populations of European descent as being associated with obesity measures such as BMI and type 2 diabetes. We genotyped 14 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 13 candidate loci that had previously been identified by genome-wide association(More)
In this study of Japanese men and women, we determine reference values for sarcopenia and test the hypothesis that sarcopenia is associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, independent of waist circumference. A total of 1,488 Japanese men and women aged 18–85 years participated in this study. Appendicular muscle mass (AMM) was measured by(More)
A gene encoding a cellobiohydrolase (CBH) was isolated from Thermoascus aurantiacus IFO 9748 and designated as cbh1. The deduced amino acid sequence encoded by cbh1 showed high homology with the sequence of glycoside hydrolase family 7. To confirm the sequence of the gene encoding the CBH, the cloned gene was expressed in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae,(More)
T. Terano a,*, S. Fujishiro b, T. Ban c, K. Yamamoto d, T. Tanaka e, Y. Noguchi e, Y. Tamura ~, K. Yazawa g and T. Hirayama h aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Chiba Municipal Hospital Chiba 260, bKyoundou Hospital, Tokyo, ~Kuniyoshi Hospital, Chiba, dKimitsu Central Hospital, Chiba, e2nd Department Internal Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, ~Kyoundou(More)