Makiko Matsumoto

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The remnant kidney model is a mainstay in the study of progressive renal disease. The earliest changes in this model result from glomerular hemodynamic alterations. Given that progressive renal disease is the result of subsequent interstitial damage initiated by undetermined pathogenic factors, the authors investigated the role of hypoxia as a pathogenic(More)
Hypoxia in the tubulointerstitium has been thought to play pivotal roles in the pathophysiology of acute renal failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease. Pre-induction of hypoxia-inducible and renoprotective gene expression may protect subsequent ischemic injury. This study evaluated the efficacy of cobalt, which inhibits HIF-1 degradation and(More)
All cysteines of mouse ileal and hepatic sodium-dependent bile acid transporters (Isbt and Ntcp, respectively) were individually replaced by alanine. Replacement of Cys106 in Isbt and Cys96 in Ntcp, which are located closely in alignment, decreased taurocholate uptake. Although Cys51 in Isbt is conserved in Ntcp, the replacement spoiled Isbt only. Both(More)
BACKGROUND Tubulointerstitial fibrosis leads to progressive kidney disease and, ultimately, may result in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Myofibroblasts, which express alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) in their cytoplasm, regulate renal fibrogenesis. Recent studies suggest that certain interstitial myofibroblasts derive from renal tubular cells that(More)
BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated that chronic hypoxia has pivotal roles in the progression of tubulointerstitial injury from the early stage of the uninephrectomized Thy1 nephritis model. We have also shown that pretreatment of cobalt confers renoprotection in the ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, in association with the up-regulation of(More)
PURPOSE To report cases of late onset spontaneous in-the-bag dislocation of the intraocular lens (IOL) and to compare these results with past reports. METHODS We retrospectively studied 21 eyes of 18 patients with dislocation of the entire capsular bag containing the IOL. Gender, age, interval between original surgery and IOL dislocation, and the(More)
To determine by microbiological examinations the rate of conjunctiva and corneoscleral rim contamination of cadaver donor tissues. A prospective review of culture results for 98 cadaver donor conjunctival swabs [mean age 76.4 ± 12.9 years (±SD)]. Transplant patients were evaluated both before and after disinfection with gentamicin. Individual parameters(More)
PURPOSE As laser speckle flowgraphy can measure blood flow distribution in the ocular fundus, the authors analyzed the relationship between retinal blood flow and aqueous vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) concentration in central retinal vein occlusion. METHODS This prospective observational study examined 45 eyes of 45 patients with central(More)
PURPOSE To report retinal blood flow levels measured by Laser speckle flowgraphy in three patients after they received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB) for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). METHODS Three patients (3 eyes) being treated with IVB (1.25 mg/0.05 mL) for secondary macular edema of CRVO were examined.(More)
Chronic hypoxia likely plays a pivotal role in chronic renal disease, but the specifics of its involvement remain unclear. To elucidate how chronic hypoxia occurs and whether hypoxia participates in the progression of renal disease, the authors established an irreversible glomerulonephritis model induced by uninephrectomy and repeated anti-Thy-1 antibody(More)