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In this study we attempted to clarify the release of nitric oxide (NO) and its role in the ischemia-reperfusion rat kidney. After right nephrectomy, male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: one sham operated and three groups who underwent ischemia (30 min) and reperfusion of the left renal artery. Thirty minutes prior to ischemia-reperfusion, two(More)
OBJECTIVES Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are considered to be involved in the pathobiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, their association with disease activity has not been elucidated. In this study, we measured reactive oxygen metabolites (ROM) in patients with RA using a new Free Radical Analytical System and determined clinical parameters(More)
OBJECTIVE A major signaling pathway that regulates cellular aging is the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/FoxO transcription factor axis. We previously observed that FoxO transcription factors are dysregulated in aged and OA cartilage. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of(More)
Glucose transporter (GLUT 4) was assessed in subcellular membrane fractions of white adipose tissue (WAT) from obese insulin-resistant aurothioglucose (AuTG)- or monosodium glutamate (MSG)-treated mice. Obesity was demonstrated by increased body weight and/or Lee index, as well as by the heavier WAT and brown adipose tissue in relation to similar weights of(More)
Anterior dislocation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is rare; 9 cases have been reported in the English literature. Five patients sustained subluxation, with recurvatum as the clinical manifestation, and 4 patients sustained complete dislocation, usually accompanying other serious complications.This article describes a case of complete dislocation that(More)
Synovial haemangioma of the knee joint is a relatively rare benign condition with around 200 reported cases. We have recently encountered two cases of synovial haemangioma of the knee joint which preoperative MRI had assessed as highly suspect and which arthroscopic resection and subsequent histological examinations confirmed as synovial hemangiomas.(More)
PURPOSE Our previous study showed that partial-thickness articular cartilage defects (PTCDs) created in immature rats spontaneously healed to resemble normal hyaline cartilage, but that of mature rats did not. To identify molecules involved in the spontaneous cartilage repair observed in this model, gene expression was compared between PTCD and(More)
Partial-thickness articular cartilage defects (PTCDs) do not heal spontaneously and are thought to be a predisposing factor for the development of osteoarthritis. Younger and smaller animals have a better healing capacity for many types of injuries including those to articular cartilage. Our aim was to examine the longitudinal histological changes of(More)
This study investigated the effect of MMP-13 gene knock down on cartilage degradation by injecting small interfering RNA (siRNA) into knee joints in a mouse model of osteoarthritis (OA). OA was induced in male C57BL/6 mice by destabilization of medial meniscus (DMM) surgery. Change of Mmp13 expression over time was determined by qPCR analysis from 3 days to(More)