Kuniha Konuma

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Many attempts have been made to find novel therapeutic strategies for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), while their clinical efficacy is unclear. We have recently reported a novel rodent model of NASH using melanocortin 4 receptor-deficient (MC4R-KO) mice, which exhibit the sequence of events that comprise hepatic steatosis, liver fibrosis, and(More)
Although macrophages are thought to be crucial for the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, how they are involved in disease progression from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is poorly understood. Here we report the unique histological structure termed "hepatic crown-like structures (hCLS)" in the mouse model of human NASH;(More)
Indometacin farnesil (Indo-F) is a prodrug of indomethacin designed to reduce the occurrence of side-effects by esterification of the carboxyl group on indomethacin with farnesol. We have examined the pharmacological kinetics and action of Indo-F in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PBPNL) from patients with(More)
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