Michiyo Deushi

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with the metabolic syndrome characterized by dislipidemia and insulin resistance. We hypothesized that ezetimibe, an inhibitor of NPC1L1, improves these metabolic disorders in Zucker obese fatty rats (ZOF). Ezetimibe significantly lowered total cholesterol and triglycerides in ZOF with prominent(More)
Previously, we discovered single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy in selectin genes, which were 712C>T(P238S) in L selectin, –642A>G in the promoter region of L selectin, and 1402C>T(H468Y) in E selectin. Interestingly, these SNPs were in nearly complete linkage disequilibrium, thus two haplotypes,(More)
Oxidized cholesterol (oxysterols) plays an important and multifaceted role in lipid metabolism. Here we examined whether dietary oxysterols accelerate hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation in nonhuman primates. We also examined the effect of the Niemann-Pick C1-like1 inhibitor, ezetimibe (Ez). Macaca fascicularis (5-year-old males) were fed either(More)
BACKGROUND Although 5-HT2A serotonergic antagonists have been used to treat vascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus or obesity, their effects on leukocyte-endothelial interactions have not been fully investigated. In this study, we assessed the effects of sarpogrelate hydrochloride (SRPO), a 5-HT2A receptor inverse agonist, on(More)
Obesity promotes infiltration of inflammatory cells into various tissues, leading to parenchymal and stromal cell interaction and development of cellular and organ dysfunction. Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) are the first cells that contact portal blood cells and substances in the liver, but their functions in the development of(More)
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