Katsuya Morito

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Recent investigations revealed that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a phospholipid with a growth factor-like activity, plays an important role in the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract epithelium. This paper attempts to clarify the effect of orally administered phosphatidic acid (PA) and LPA on aspirin-induced gastric lesions in mice. Phospholipids, a(More)
Apical application of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a growth-factor-like phospholipid, was shown to prevent or restore gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, such as diarrhea and stomach ulcer, in experimental animals. Because LPA is formed from phosphatidic acid (PA) by the activity of digestive phospholipase A(2), PA is a potential component for dietary(More)
Polymethylene-interrupted (PMI)-polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are fatty acids present largely in gymnosperm. Sciadonic acid (SciA, 20:3 Δ-5,11,14) and juniperonic acid (JA, 20:4 Δ-5,11,14,17) are typical C20 PMI-PUFA with an isolated double bond at Δ5. Previously, we found that SciA and JA are converted to linoleic acid (LNA) and α-linolenic acid(More)
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a lipid mediator that induces various cell responses via its specific receptors. Recently, we found that orally administered LPA and phosphatidic acid (PA) ameliorate stress- or aspirin-induced stomach injury. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects have not been elucidated yet. In this study, we examined effect of(More)
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