Ryota Narishima

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Obesity causes various physiological disorders between the central nervous system and peripheral tissues. Ketone bodies have a neuro-protective role and are strongly affected by obesity-related metabolic disorders. To clarify the effects of obesity on ketone body utilization in brain, we examined the mRNA localization of acetoacetyl-CoA synthetase (AACS),(More)
Leptin is an appetite-controlling peptide secreted from adipose tissue. Previously, we showed that the gene expression of acetoacetyl-CoA synthetase (AACS), the ketone body-utilizing enzyme for lipid synthesis, was suppressed by leptin deficiency-induced obesity in white adipose tissue. In this study, to clarify the effects of leptin on ketone body(More)
BACKGROUND Acetoacetyl-CoA synthetase (AACS) is the enzyme responsible for the utilization of ketone bodies for the synthesis of cholesterol and fatty acids and the gene is highly expressed only in the male subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT). OBJECT This study is to elucidate how AACS is involved in sex-dependent metabolic differences in adipose(More)
The hydrodynamic method by rapid intravenous injection of a large volume of plasmid DNA is known to be an efficient and liver-specific method of in vivo gene delivery and achieves high levels of foreign gene expression, particularly in hepatocytes. Low transgene activities have also been observed in other organs such as the spleen and lung; however, the(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare endocrine tumor that frequently metastasizes, and treatment with irinotecan (CPT-11) is limited because of side effects. Mutations in the Rearranged during transfection (RET) proto-oncogene are considered the causative event of MTC. The objective of this study was to examine whether small interfering RNA (siRNA)(More)
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