Mutsuyoshi Matsushita

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OBJECTIVE We have established a hereditary postprandial hypertriglyceridemic (PHT) rabbit. The present study was designed to define whether this rabbit model represents both insulin resistance and central obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS Body weight, abdominal circumference, visceral fat weight, and glucose tolerance were compared between PHT and Japanese(More)
Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling activates the inhibitor of transcription factor NF-κB (IκB) kinase (IKK) complex, which governs NF-κB-mediated transcription during inflammation. The RNase regnase-1 serves a critical role in preventing autoimmunity by controlling the stability of mRNAs that encode cytokines. Here we show that the IKK complex controlled(More)
It is well known that rats and mice, when fed a high-fat diet, develop obesity associated with abnormal glycolipid metabolism. In this study, we investigated the effects of a high-fat diet on a diabetic rat model, Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT), which develops diabetes due to decreased insulin production and secretion with age. We hypothesized that a(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to joint destruction, disability, and decreased quality of life (QOL). Inhibition of Janus kinase (JAK) signaling ameliorates articular inflammation and joint destruction in animal models of RA, but its effects on behaviors indicating well-being are poorly understood. In this(More)
The Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) fatty rat, established by introducing the fa allele of the Zucker fatty rat into the SDT rat genome, is a new model of obese type 2 diabetes. The SDT-fa/fa (SDT fatty) rat shows overt obesity, and hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia are observed at a young age as compared with the SDT-+/+ (SDT normal) rat. However, the(More)
Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) rat is a hereditary model of diabetes. Although the SDT rat shows severe diabetic complications, the onset of hyperglycemia is late. SDT fatty rat, established by introducing the fa allele of the Zucker fatty rat to SDT rat, develops diabetes much faster than SDT rat. In the present study, diabetic peripheral neuropathy(More)
To evaluate the pharmacological properties of JTE-052, a novel Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. The JAK inhibitory activity of JTE-052 was evaluated using recombinant human enzymes. The inhibitory effects on cytokine signaling pathways were evaluated using primary human inflammatory cells. The in vivo efficacy and potency of JTE-052 were examined in a mouse(More)
The Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) rat is a new model for non-obese type 2 diabetes. In the present study, we investigated changes in insulin secretion from the pancreas of male SDT rats aged 8, 16, and 24 weeks in order to analyze pancreatic function. An analysis of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in isolated islets showed a marked(More)
Classic glucocorticoids that have outstanding anti-inflammatory effects are still widely prescribed for the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Conversely, glucocorticoids cause numerous unwanted side effects, particularly systemically dosed glucocorticoids. Therefore, selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator (SGRM), which(More)
Conformationally restricted 3-anilino-4-(3-indolyl)maleimide derivatives were designed and synthesized aiming at discovery of novel protein kinase Cbeta (PKCbeta)-selective inhibitors possessing oral bioavailability. Among them, compounds having a fused five-membered ring at the indole 1,2-position inhibited PKCbeta2 with IC50 of nM-order and showed good(More)