Koichi Sasaki

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CCAAT/enhancer binding protein ␣ (C/EBP␣) is an integral factor in the granulocytic developmental pathway, as myeloblasts from C/EBP␣-null mice exhibit an early block in differentiation. Since mice deficient for known C/EBP␣ target genes do not exhibit the same block in granulocyte maturation, we sought to identify additional C/EBP␣ target genes essential(More)
BACKGROUND As a cardiorenal syndrome, there is a dynamic interplay between the heart and the kidney. We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the prognostic impact of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level, a cardiac biomarker, on the long-term kidney prognosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. METHODS We prospectively enrolled 508(More)
Herein, we report a 37-year-old man presenting with nephrocalcinosis associated with primary aldosteronism. Primary hyperaldosteronism is reported to facilitate urinary calcium excretion; however, renal calculi or calcinosis in this disorder has been rarely reported. The patient had renal dysfunction and calcification in the renal medulla on both kidneys. A(More)
Introduction. The purpose of this study is to describe the inner synovial membrane (SM) of the anterior elbow capsule, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Materials and Methods. Twenty-two cadaveric human elbows were dissected and the distal humerus and SM attachments were digitized using a digitizer. The transepicondylar line (TEL) was used as the(More)
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