Michiko Koizumi

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Heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) is synthesized as a type I transmembrane protein (proHB-EGF) and expressed on the cell surface. The ectodomain shedding of proHB-EGF at the extracellular region on the plasma membrane yields a soluble EGF receptor ligand and a transmembrane-cytoplasmic fragment (HB-EGF-CTF). The cytoplasmic domain of proHB-EGF(More)
We examined the correlation among the levels of urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-8 (IL-8), hyperglycemia, and renal injuries in patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy. The levels of urinary MCP-1, IL-8, protein excretion, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (s-Cr), glycohemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and fasting plasma(More)
Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (EGF)- like growth factor (HB-EGF) is synthesized in the ER, transported along the exocytic pathway, and expressed on the plasma membrane as a type I transmembrane protein. Upon extracellular stimulation, HB-EGF, either proHB-EGF or the shed form HB-EGF-CTF, undergoes endocytosis and is then transported retrogradely(More)
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (2HPT), which is related to renal osteodystrophy (ROD), may occur in patients in the comparatively early stage of chronic renal failure (CRF). Secondary hyperparathyroidism patients with parathyroid hyperplasia showed resistance to vitamin D(3) treatment during long-term dialysis. At present, evaluation by ultrasonography is(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and ErbB family molecules play a role in heart development and function. To investigate the role of EGF family member, heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in heart development, smooth muscle and endothelial cell lineage-specific HB-EGF knockout mice were generated using the Cre/loxP system in combination with the(More)
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