Miwako Maeda

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Obese subjects show both a fatty predisposition and a higher risk of metabolic syndrome. This characteristic depends on adipocytes. However, the roles of adipocytes in metabolic syndrome have been insufficiently investigated, because few pure adipocyte cell lines have been isolated. The present study had two objectives: the isolation of a pure adipocyte(More)
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are non-neoplastic, sellar or suprasellar epithelium-lined cysts originating from Rathke's pouch in the pituitary gland. Patients with RCCs are usually asymptomatic, but some have only been identified when symptoms manifested in middle age. The characteristics of these patients during childhood or adolescence remains unknown. We(More)
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