Mayuko Nagata

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a variety of causes including calorie over-intake, an unbalanced diet, and/or genetic dysfunction of lipid metabolism. We hypothesized that NAFLD symptoms could be mitigated by specific nutritional factors. Here, we show that the potential for soy β-conglycinin (βCG) to improve obesity-induced metabolic(More)
Although the underlying mechanism is unclear, β-conglycinin (βCG), the major component of soy proteins, regulates blood glucose levels. Here, we hypothesized that consumption of βCG would normalize blood glucose levels by ameliorating insulin resistance and stimulating glucose uptake in skeletal muscles. To test our hypothesis, we investigated the(More)
To determine the relationship between visual acuity and three-dimensional optical coherence tomographic (3D-OCT) findings of the macula in eyes with Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH) disease. Twelve eyes of six patients (three men and three woman, average age 53.2 years) in the acute phase of VKH disease were examined with a 3D-OCT instrument. All of the eyes had(More)
Background: Mung bean is well known as a starch source, but the physiological effects of mung bean protein have received little attention. In this study, we isolated mung bean protein from de-starched mung bean solutions, and investigated its influence on lipid metabolism. Objective: The aim of this study is to clarify the influence of the lipid metabolism(More)
A primary conjunctival epithelial cyst is an uncommon lesion that consists of nonkeratized, stratified squamous epithelium without dermal appendages. Case report. A 57-year-old woman presented with a soft mass in the anterior portion of the nasal orbit. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a rounded, cystic lesion between the right eye and the nasal(More)
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