Mizuki Mizukawa

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BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated that the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol/high-denisty lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C/HDL-C) ratio is an excellent predictor of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio would affect outcome in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the effects of statin therapy on progressive insulin resistance (IR) and its consequences, in the present study a rat model of spontaneously developing type II diabetes mellitus (DM) was used to examine the impact of atorvastatin (AS) vs pravastatin (PS). METHODS AND RESULTS The Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty(More)
Ultrasonic destruction of microbubbles (US/MB) in the microcirculation causes local inflammatory cell infiltration, which has been shown to induce angiogenesis. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which mobilizes myelomonocytic cells from the bone marrow and enhances vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) release from these cells, has also(More)
OBJECTIVE Prevention of cardiovascular complications in obese patients frequently includes statin administration for coexisting dyslipidemia. Herein, we investigated the impacts of pitavastatin at clinically relevant doses on adipose dysfunction and insulin resistance. METHODS We treated 3T3-L1 preadipocytes with 10-100 ng/ml pitavastatin from initiation(More)
Palmitoyl-lysophosphatidylcholine promotes a transient calcium influx in lymphoma cells. Previously, it was observed that this influx was accompanied by a temporary increase in propidium iodide permeability that appeared linked to calcium entry. Those studies demonstrated that cobalt or nickel could block the response to lysophosphatidylcholine and raised(More)
Hypertension and dyslipidemia frequently coexist in patients with progressive insulin resistance and thus constitute metabolic syndrome. We sought to determine the merits of combining an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor in treating this pathological condition. Five-week-old Otsuka Long-Evans(More)
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