Makoto Katoh

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Neointimal hyperplasia is a major cause of restenosis after coronary intervention. Because vascular injury is now recognized to involve an inflammatory response, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) might be involved in underlying mechanisms of restenosis. In the present study, we demonstrate the important role of MCP-1 in neointimal hyperplasia after(More)
Reduced activity of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) may be involved in thrombus formation on atherosclerotic plaques, a major cause of acute coronary syndrome. However, mechanisms of such increase in arterial thrombogenecity have not been fully understood. We previously reported that long-term inhibition of NO synthesis by administration of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of long-term administration of teneligliptin alone and in combination with oral antidiabetic drugs in Japanese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with insufficient glycemic control. METHODS This post-hoc pooled analysis used data from two Phase III clinical studies involving 702 Japanese patients. We(More)
Prevention of restenosis after coronary intervention is a major clinical challenge, which highlights the need of new therapeutic options. Vascular injury may involve inflammatory responses that accelerate the recruitment and activation of monocytes through the activation of chemotactic factors, including monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1). However,(More)
No prior study has examined the effect of intravenous injection of bone marrow mononuclear cells (MNCs) on myocardial infarction size (IS). We tested the hypothesis that transplantation of MNCs decreases IS through the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Immediately after ligation of the left coronary artery of immunodeficient mice, PBS or(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia induces vascular endothelial dysfunction, contributing to a predisposition to the onset and/or progression of atherosclerosis. The major mechanism suggested for the adverse effect of homocysteine on vascular function seems to involve oxidative stress. Thus, we hypothesized that the administration of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl(More)
Autotaxin, also known as ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 2 (ENPP2), is a secreted enzyme that has lysophospholipase D activity, which converts lysophosphatidylcholine to bioactive lysophosphatidic acid. Lysophosphatidic acid activates at least six G-protein coupled recpetors, which promote cell proliferation, survival, migration and muscle(More)
This paper discusses the technical feasibility and ethical considerations of tuning walking training for a biped locomotion surrogate robot assisted by a device for reducing the weight load and/or a treadmill, instead of a person with a gait disorder in educational places. It is important for achieving a human-like gait that compliance of control as each(More)