Michihiro Matsumoto

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In the liver, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) plays an important role in the suppression of gluconeogenic enzyme expression. While obesity-associated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been shown to increase hepatic gluconeogenic enzyme expression, the role of ER stress in STAT3-dependent regulation of such expression is(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoplasmic reticulum stress increases macrophage apoptosis, contributing to the complications of atherosclerosis. Insulin-resistant macrophages are more susceptible to endoplasmic reticulum stress-associated apoptosis probably contributing to macrophage death and necrotic core formation in atherosclerotic plaques in type 2 diabetes. However, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes. Generation of oxidized LDLs and reduced nitric oxide (NO) availability because of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) dysfunction are critical events in atherosclerotic plaque formation. Biochemical mechanism leading from hyperglycemia to oxLDL formation(More)
A new method is introduced to concurrently compose an object from already verified objects. The most important new feature of our method is that the verification of the composed object can be done by re-using the verifications of component objects. That is, the verification of composed object is also composable. This is not always true. We can show this can(More)
Glucose intolerance in type 2 diabetes is related to enhanced hepatic glucose production (HGP) due to the increased expression of hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes. Previously, we revealed that hepatic STAT3 decreases the expression of hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes and suppresses HGP. Here, we show that increased plasma histidine results in hepatic STAT3(More)
Insulin signaling in the liver blunts glucose production and stimulates triglyceride biosynthesis. FoxO1 is required for cAMP induction of hepatic glucose production and is permissive for the effect of insulin to suppress this process. Moreover, FoxO1 ablation increases lipogenesis. In this study, we investigated the pleiotropic actions of FoxO1 on glucose(More)
The evaluation strategy (abbr. the E-strategy) initiated by OBJ2 is one of compromises between outermost and innermost reduction strategies. Although rewriting with the E-strategy is intuitively easy-to-understand, the straightforward implementation cannot lead to ecient rewriting. Then, the implementations of OBJ3 and CafeOBJ use evaluated ags to implement(More)
AIM We previously found that chronic tuberous sclerosis protein 2 (TSC2) deletion induces activation of mammalian target of rapamycin Complex 1 (mTORC1) and leads to hypertrophy of pancreatic beta cells from pancreatic beta cell-specific TSC2 knockout (βTSC2(-/-)) mice. The present study examines the effects of TSC2 ablation on insulin secretion from(More)