Mayumi Yoshida-Hiroi

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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a cofactor required in catecholamine synthesis for conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine by dopamine beta-hydroxylase. Mutant mice lacking the plasma membrane ascorbic acid transporter (SVCT2) have severely reduced tissue levels of ascorbic acid and die after birth. We therefore investigated whether these mice might have(More)
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is both a main regulator of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis and the autonomic nervous system. CRH receptor type 1 (CRHR1)-deficient mice demonstrate alterations in behavior, impaired stress responses with adrenocortical insufficiency and aberrant neuroendocrine development, but the adrenal medulla has not(More)
A 56-yr-old man was admitted to our university hospital for severe back pain one month after a resection for lung adenocarcinoma (stage IIIA) without evidence of the adrenal mass. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed bilateral bleeding of adrenal tumors. Endocrinological laboratory studies showed high plasma ACTH and normal serum cortisol levels(More)
A 70-year-old Japanese man with chronic kidney disease under treatment with oral prednisolone for organizing pneumonia developed pulmonary aspergilloma. The patient was started on micafungin (MCFG), with no addition of any other new drug. About 5 weeks later, aggravation of his normocytic anemia associated with a low reticulocyte count was observed. Bone(More)
Combined pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)+ribavirin (RBV) therapy has been used as a primary treatment for chronic hepatitis C. However, IFN-induced autoimmune disease, including type 1 diabetes mellitus, has been highlighted as one of the problems with this therapy. Here we report the case of a patient who developed type 1 diabetes mellitus during combined(More)
Previously, we reported that intranasal (IN) ACTH(1-24) administration stimulates adrenocortical steroid secretion in normal subjects. To determine the efficiency of transmucosal absorption of ACTH into the adrenal medulla, we measured serum cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine levels after IN vs. intravenous (IV) administration(More)
INTRODUCTION To date, there have been no reports on the prevalence of adrenal masses in type 2 diabetic patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of adrenal incidentaloma in type 2 diabetic patients in Japan. SUBJECTS We retrospectively evaluated the presence of adrenal masses using abdominal CT scans in 304 type 2 diabetic patients. In(More)
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