Katsumori Komaki

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Gonadal functions, with special reference to blood levels of sex-related markers such as 17beta-estradiol (E2), free testosterone (free Te) and lutenizing hormone (LH), were examined in male OLETF (Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty) diabetic rats, a model of human type 2 diabetes mellitus. Male rats of the OLETF strain and male rats of the LETO strain,(More)
In contrast to the large number of studies on autoimmunity against the thyroid gland in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, little is known about the anti-islet autoimmune status in patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs). We therefore studied the anti-islet autoimmune status in patients with AITD and the clinical and genetic characteristics(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between rats and hamsters, Two of the most widely used experimental animals, with respect to the effects of microsomal membrane solubilization on the inhibition of liver 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSDI) enzyme by bile acids. Liver microsome fractions were prepared, and the 11β-HSDI(More)
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