Masanori Matsumoto

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A severe lack of von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (VWF-CP) activity can cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). This protease was recently identified as a member of the ADAMTS family, ADAMTS-13. It consists of a preproregion, a metalloprotease domain, a disintegrin-like domain, a thrombospondin type-1 motif (Tsp1), a cysteine-rich domain, a(More)
Isoflurane has a pharmacological preconditioning effect against ischemia in the heart and brain, but whether this also occurs in the kidney is unclear. In this study, we investigated pharmacological preconditioning by isoflurane in the rat kidney. In the isoflurane preconditioning group (1.5% isoflurane for 20 min before renal ischemia) serum creatinine(More)
To explore the mechanisms that underlie the bleeding tendency in type 2A and 2B von Willebrand disease (VWD), we analyzed the mural thrombus generation process on a collagen surface under physiologic blood flow in a perfusion chamber using whole blood from these VWD patients. At a low shear rate (50 s(-1)), thrombus generation in all type 2A and 2B VWD(More)
BACKGROUND In-stent thrombosis is mainly triggered by adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-dependent platelet aggregation after percutaneous coronary stent implantation. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase) rapidly hydrolyzes ADP to adenosine monophosphate, inhibiting platelet aggregation. We tested the hypothesis that local delivery of human(More)
We investigated the role of G protein coupled-receptor kinases (GRKs) in the desensitization of GABA(B) receptor-mediated signaling using Xenopus oocytes and baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells. Baclofen elicited inward K(+) currents in oocytes coexpressing heterodimeric GABA(B) receptor, GABA(B1a) subunit (GB(1a)R) and GABA(B2) subunit (GB(2)R), together with(More)
For thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs), the diagnosis of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is made by ruling out Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-associated HUS and ADAMTS13 activity-deficient thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), often using the exclusion criteria for secondary TMAs. Nowadays, assays for ADAMTS13 activity and(More)
AIM Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) may have bleeding episodes due to the loss of high-molecular-weight (HMW) von Willebrand factor multimers (VWFMs). The absence of HMW-VWFMs and bleeding tendency are usually corrected after aortic valve replacement (AVR). To investigate the process of VWFM recovery and symptoms in patients with severe AS, we(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a type of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Studies report that the majority of TTP patients present with a deficiency of ADAMTS13 activity. In a database of TMA patients in Japan identified between 1998 and 2008, 186 patients with first onset of acquired idiopathic (ai) ADAMTS13-deficient TTP (ADAMTS13 activity(More)
A severe lack of von Willebrand factor– cleaving protease (VWF-CP) activity can cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic pur-pura (TTP). This protease was recently identified as a member of the ADAMTS family, ADAMTS-13. It consists of a pre-proregion, a metalloprotease domain, a disintegrin-like domain, a throm-bospondin type-1 motif (Tsp1), a cys-teine-rich(More)
The liver plays a central role in hemostasis by synthesizing clotting factors, coagulation inhibitors, and fibrinolytic proteins. Liver cirrhosis (LC), therefore, impacts on both primary and secondary hemostatic mechanisms. ADAMTS13 is a metalloproteinase, produced exclusively in hepatic stellate cells, and specifically cleaves unusually large von(More)