Mitsugu Yamanaka

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ), neurofibrillary tangle formation, and a microglial-driven inflammatory response. Chronic inflammatory activation compromises microglial clearance functions. Because peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists suppress inflammatory gene expression,(More)
Neurotrophins are important regulators in the embryogenesis, development and functioning of nervous systems. In addition to the efficacy of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in neurological disorders, we have found that BDNF demonstrates endocrinological functions and reduces food intake and blood glucose concentration in rodent obese diabetic(More)
Biliary organic anion excretion is mediated by an ATP-dependent primary active transporter, canalicular multispecific organic anion transporter/multidrug resistance protein 2. On the other hand, a multiplicity of canalicular organic anion transporter/multidrug resistance protein 2 has been suggested. Therefore, to examine the effect of hydrophobicity on the(More)
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