Mitsunobu Nagata

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Chronic inflammation is a common theme in a variety of disease pathways, including autoimmune diseases. The pathways of chronic inflammation are well illustrated by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is of a serious concern due to its increasing prevalence in the westernized world and its direct correlation with lifestyle factors, particularly diet.(More)
AIMS We have recently reported that monosodium glutamate (MSG) induces severe obesity with diabetes mellitus and/or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in Crj:CD-1(ICR) neonatal mice. In this study, we investigated the effects of varying the dose of MSG on the resulting obesity and diabetes mellitus. MAIN METHODS(More)
Exposure to chronic stress is thought to play an important role in the etiology of depression. In this disorder, dopaminergic dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is thought to be involved. Indeed, chronic stress reduces dopaminergic transmission in the rat PFC or induces a behaviorally depressive state. However, a relationship between the reduced(More)
The number of diabetic patients is increasing every year, and new model animals are required to study the diverse aspects of this disease. An experimental obese animal model has reportedly been obtained by injecting monosodium glutamate (MSG) to a mouse. We found that ICR-MSG mice on which the same method was used developed glycosuria. Both female and male(More)
The TSOD mouse has been established as an inbred strain with spontaneous development of diabetes mellitus as the first clinical signs of diabetes. Polydipsia and polyuria are observed at about 2 months old only in male mice, after which hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia are detected. Following these symptoms obesity gradually develops until about 12 months(More)
Tsumura Suzuki obese diabetic (TSOD) mouse is a new model of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. The TSOD mice had hypoadiponectinemia. To assess the glucose utilization and insulin sensitivity, we examined the effect of insulin (1U/kg) on peripheral tissue glucose uptake in vivo in the TSOD and Tsumura Suzuki nonobese mouse using 2-deoxy-d-[(3)H]glucose.(More)
Metabolic syndrome is a worldwide healthcare issue and a dominant risk factor for the development of incurable diseases that affect the entire body. The hepatic manifestations of this syndrome include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progressive variant nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The basic pathogenesis of NAFLD/NASH remains(More)
The metabolic syndrome is a major worldwide health care issue and a dominant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The liver manifestations of this syndrome include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progressive variant nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Although significant research has been performed, the basic pathogenesis of NAFLD/NASH(More)
The effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) was examined using MSG mice, which are an animal model of obesity, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nineteen MSG male mice were divided into HBOT treated and control groups at 12 weeks of ages. The HBOT group was treated with hyperbaric oxygen from 12 to 14 weeks (first phase)(More)
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