Makoto Kakutani

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The mechanism by which cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity affects HDL metabolism was investigated using agents that selectively target CETP (dalcetrapib, torcetrapib, anacetrapib). In contrast with torcetrapib and anacetrapib, dalcetrapib requires cysteine 13 to decrease CETP activity, measured as transfer of cholesteryl ester (CE) from HDL(More)
OBJECTIVE LOX-1 is a multi-ligand receptor originally identified as the endothelial oxidized LDL receptor. LOX-1 expression is also induced in smooth muscle cells in response to proinflammatory and oxidative stimuli. Here, we report on the role of LOX-1 in intimal hyperplasia, in which proinflammatory and oxidative stimuli are increased. METHODS AND(More)
Intestinal infusion of long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) strongly suppresses food intake and gut motility. Vagal afferents and cholecystokinin (CCK) signaling pathway are considered to play important roles in intestinal LCFA-induced satiety. Here, we first investigated the influence of vagus nerve on satiety following intestinal LCFA infusion in rats. Jejunal(More)
Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) is involved in the assembly and secretion of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins from enterocytes and hepatocytes. JTT-130 is a novel intestine-specific MTP inhibitor, which has been shown to be useful in the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia, obesity, and diabetes. JTT-130 has also been shown to suppress(More)
We investigated effects on glucose and lipid metabolism in combination of JTT-130, a novel intestine-specific microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor, and pioglitazone, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ agonist. Male Zucker diabetic fatty rats were divided into 4 groups: control group, JTT-130 treatment group, pioglitazone(More)
We investigated the effects of JTT-130 on glucose and lipid metabolism independent of the suppression of feeding by comparing with pair-fed animals. Male Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats were divided into control, JTT-130 treatment, and pair-fed groups. The rats were fed with a regular powdered diet with or without JTT-130 as a food admixture for 6 weeks.(More)
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