Katsuhiko Kitagawa

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Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is one of the trophic factors for intestinal adaptation after small bowel transplantation (SBT). A recent report indicates that nitric oxide (NO) has cytoprotective effects on bacterial translocation (BT) after SBT. We hypothesized that EGF stimulates the expression of the inducible NO synthase (iNOS) gene in the graft after(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nuclear translocation and DNA binding of NF-kappaB is essential, as interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) stimulates the induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression in hepatocytes. However, recent evidence indicates that the activation of NF-kappaB is not sufficient to induce the NF-kappaB-dependent transcription, and the(More)
We reported that epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulated graft adaptation in a rat model of syngeneic small bowel transplantation. However, graft rejection is a severe problem with clinical small bowel transplantation, because small intestinal wall contains large amounts of lymphoid tissue. Studies were performed to investigate the effect of EGF on(More)
Recent reports indicate that epidermal growth factor (EGF) plays a crucial role for graft adaptation in rat model of small bowel transplantation (SBT). The administration of EGF enhances intestinal cell proliferating rate and the recovery of mucosal structure. However, the effect of EGF on biological functions including glucose absorption in intestinal(More)
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