Satoru Shibata

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BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is highly expressed in the kidney and converts angiotensin (Ang) II to Ang-(1-7), a renoprotective peptide. Urinary ACE2 has been shown to be elevated in patients with chronic kidney disease. However, the effects of antihypertensive agents on urinary ACE2 remain unclear. METHODS Of participants in the(More)
Handshake refers to embodied interaction using physical contact for closeness. In this paper, we analyze the handshake approaching motion between humans in cases with and without voice greeting and propose a handshake approaching motion model based on the analysis. In this model, a robot can generate handshake approaching motion that is emotionally(More)
In the future, it is expected that robots will play important roles in coexisting with humans. Whenever humans come into contact with these robots they must be able to adjust their physical .softness parameters, which will help humans remain calm and which will be favorable for human emotions. Therefore, it is desirable for robots to control their impedance(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI). Here, we hypothesized that suppression of autophagic response underlies aggravation of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In OLETF, a rat model of T2DM, and its non-diabetic control, LETO, AKI was induced by unilateral nephrectomy and 30-min(More)
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