Noriyuki Komura

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OBJECTIVE Obesity is recognized increasingly as a major risk factor for kidney disease. We reported previously that plasma adiponectin levels were decreased in obesity, and that adiponectin had defensive properties against type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In this study, we investigated the role of adiponectin for kidney disease in a subtotal nephrectomized(More)
AIMS Patients with chronic renal failure are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases. Previous studies in healthy population showed that hypoadiponectinemia was associated with high cardiovascular disease risk. However, plasma adiponectin (APN) levels are increased in renal dysfunction. Therefore, the clinical significance of plasma APN level in patients(More)
AIMS Inflammation is closely associated with the development of atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome. Adiponectin, an adipose-derived secretory protein, possesses an anti-atherosclerotic property. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the presence and significance of adiponectin in vasculature. METHODS AND RESULTS Immunofluorescence staining was(More)
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