Mototsugu Takashima

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Regulation of hepatic gene expression is largely responsible for the control of nutrient metabolism. We previously showed that the transcription factor STAT3 regulates glucose homeostasis by suppressing the expression of gluconeogenic genes in the liver. However, the role of STAT3 in the control of lipid metabolism has remained unknown. We have now(More)
OBJECTIVE An increase in the rate of gluconeogenesis is largely responsible for the hyperglycemia in individuals with type 2 diabetes, with the antidiabetes action of metformin being thought to be achieved at least in part through suppression of gluconeogenesis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We investigated whether the transcription factor KLF15 has a role(More)
The transcription factor sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c (SREBP1c) plays an important role in the regulation of fatty acid metabolism in the liver. Although the importance of phosphoinositide 3-kinase in the regulation of SREBP1c expression is widely accepted, the role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in such regulation has remained(More)
KLF15 (Krüppel-like factor 15) plays a key role in adipocyte differentiation and glucose transport in adipocytes through activation of its target genes. We have now identified six target genes regulated directly by KLF15 in 3T3-L1 mouse adipocytes with the use of a combination of microarray-based chromatin immunoprecipitation and gene expression analyses.(More)
Mineral and bone disorders frequently cause cardiovascular complications and mortality in hemodialysis patients, but few observational studies of Japanese patients have investigated this matter. A retrospective cohort study of 99 patients (53 males, 46 females; mean age: 65 +/- 12 year; 38% with diabetes mellitus) on maintenance hemodialysis in our dialysis(More)
We describe a patient who had a metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) after previous failed extensive therapy, including multiple surgeries and hepatic artery embolization. Within a few months of starting administration of imatinib mesylate, the patient exhibited a clinical response with grade 3 neutropenia, when pulmonary tuberculosis developed.(More)
We report the beneficial effect of control of anemia on hyperinsulinemia and hypoxemia in a hemodialysis patient with corrected transposition of the great arteries. The patient’s hemoglobin (Hb) level of 10.3 g/dl on admission represents good control for hemodialysis (HD) patients, but it was too low for this patient with secondary polycythemia because of a(More)
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Metabolism, and Endocrinology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe 650-0017, Japan. 2 Frontier Science Organization, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-8641, Japan. 3 Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School,(More)
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