Kiyoshi Matsuoka

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Chronic inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of several complications of hemodialysis therapy. It is thought that backfiltration of bacteria-derived contaminations during dialysis may induce a chronic inflammatory state. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is one of the tools which can take a hold on such a chronic inflammatory condition.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is increasing evidence that galactose-deficient IgA1 (Gd-IgA1) and Gd-IgA1-containing immune complexes are important for the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). In the present study, we assessed a novel noninvasive multi-biomarker approach in the diagnostic test for IgAN. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared serum levels(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Podocalyxin (PCX) is present on the apical cell membrane of podocytes and is shed in urine from injured podocytes. Urinary podocalyxin (u-PCX) is associated with severity of active glomerular injury in patients with glomerular diseases. This study examined the relationship between number of urinary podocytes, levels of u-PCX, and(More)
Rust caused by Puccinia psidii is a serious disease of Eucalyptus and other Myrtaceae. Here we evaluated the pre-penetration processes in leaves at different phenological stages of a susceptible clone (3918) of Eucalyptus grandis. The first ten leaves, from the tip to the base, on the apical branch were detached and inoculated with urediniospores. We found(More)
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