Kotaro Haruhara

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The number of elderly patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is increasing in parallel with the increased longevity in the general population. However, information is limited regarding the characteristics of such patients. IgAN patients who were ≥60 years of age at diagnosis were retrospectively analyzed. The clinicopathological features at biopsy, therapies(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R)-associated protein (ATRAP; Agtrap gene) promotes AT1R internalization along with suppression of pathological AT1R activation. In this study, we examined whether enhancement of ATRAP in the renal distal tubules affects sodium handling and blood pressure regulation in response to high salt (HS) loading, using(More)
Exaggerated activation of the renin-angiotensin system via tissue angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT1R) signaling exerts detrimental effects on cardiovascular, renal and endocrine systems to provoke hypertension and related target organ damage. On the other hand, accumulated research evidence of both basic and clinical studies shows that(More)
Introduction Obesity-related glomerulopathy is an established secondary glomerular disease that may occur in obese individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2. However, patients with moderate obesity (BMI ≤ 30 kg/m2) may also develop this disease. Methods A total of 20 patients with grade 1 obesity (25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2) with persistent(More)
BACKGROUND The renin-angiotensin system has a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of visceral obesity. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) is a major player in the signal transduction of the renin-angiotensin system, and the overactivation of this signaling contributes to the progression of visceral obesity. We have shown that the AT1R-associated protein(More)
It has been reported that there is substantial variation in the nephron number between individuals. Previous studies using autopsy kidneys have demonstrated that a low nephron number, in relation to a low birth weight, may result in hypertension (HTN) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, recent studies have revealed that the association between a(More)
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor-associated protein (ATRAP) promotes AT1R internalization along with suppression of hyperactivation of tissue AT1R signaling. Here, we provide evidence that renal ATRAP plays a critical role in suppressing hypertension in a mouse remnant kidney model of chronic kidney disease. The effect of 5/6 nephrectomy on endogenous ATRAP(More)
The patient was a 73-year-old Japanese female diagnosed with stage IIIc primary peritoneal cancer. After undergoing total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy, she received regimens consisting of paclitaxel (PTX) and carboplatin (CBDCA). She subsequently developed recurrence four years after the disease onset and was treated with PTX, CBDCA and the(More)
Plasma membrane calcium pump isoform 1 (PMCA1) is encoded by ATPase plasma membrane Ca2+transporting 1 (ATP2B1), the most likely candidate gene responsible for hypertension. Although PMCA1 is highly expressed in the kidney, little is known about regulation of its renal expression in various pathological conditions in vivo. Our study was designed to(More)