Mikijyu Sakata

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Toll like receptors (TLR) play important roles in the signaling of many pathogen-related molecules and endogenous proteins associated with immune activation. The -196 to -174del polymorphism affects the TLR2 gene and alters its promoter activity. We investigated the influence of the TLR2-196 to -174del polymorphism on the occurrence of non-cardiac gastric(More)
The role of genetics in the susceptibility to functional dyspepsia (FD) is not well established. Recently, two different associations were reported between FD and G-protein beta3 (GNB3) subunit gene polymorphism. We aim to clarify the association between GNB3 protein C825T polymorphism and dyspepsia in the Japanese population. Eight-nine dyspeptics and 94(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) has been reported to be impaired in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), and activation of PPARgamma is proved to inhibit the intestinal inflammation. As Plo12Ala polymorphism in codon 12 of the PPARgamma gene may decrease the promoter activity, we investigated the(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important roles in the signaling of many pathogen-related molecules and endogenous proteins associated with immune activation. −196 to −174del polymorphism affects the TLR2 gene and alters its promoter activity. We investigated the influence of TLR2 −196 to −174del polymorphism on the risk of gastro-duodenal diseases, on the(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) is a nuclear hormone receptor that serves as a master regulator of adipocytes-specific genes contributing to adipocytes differentiation, susceptibility to obesity, and insulin sensitivity. The substitution of proline to alanine at codon 12 of the PPAR gamma2 gene (Pro12Ala(More)
OBJECTIVE Superoxide has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori-related diseases through inflammation. NADPH oxidase, a major source of superoxide generation, plays a critical role in H. pylori-related gastric inflammation. The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of the p22PHOX C242T polymorphism, an essential component of NADPH(More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant DNA methylation is one of the major events in carcinogenesis. Promoter DNA methylation is also present in various non-neoplastic tissues including gastric epithelium as age-related phenomenon, suggesting that it occurs early in the process of tumorigenesis. AIM We aimed to clarify the relationship of aberrant DNA methylation in(More)
OBJECTIVE Although inflammatory changes in the gastric mucosa are commonly observed in Japanese patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), detailed data regarding the relationship between the genetic regulatory factors of inflammation and FD are not available. Superoxide has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori-related diseases through(More)
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