Satoshi Kajikawa

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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a member of the family of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are clinically used to treat hypertriglyceridemia. The triglyceride (TG) lowering effect is likely due to an alteration in lipid metabolism in the liver, but details have not been fully elucidated. To assess the effects of EPA on hepatic TG metabolism, mice(More)
The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains largely unknown. Here, we assessed the importance of hepatic fat accumulation on the progression of hepatitis. BALB/cA mice were fed with a standard diet (STD) or a high-fat and high-sucrose diet (HFHSD) for 14 days followed by intraperitoneal injection of d-galactosamine (DGalN) or(More)
Pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is considered to be involved in fat accumulation, oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis in liver, but no drug therapy has been established as yet. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an agent used clinically to treat hypertriglyceridemia, and has been reported to suppress reactive oxygen species and(More)
The photorefractive effect in photoconductive ferroelectric liquid crystals that contain photoconductive chiral compounds was investigated. Terthiophene compounds with chiral structures were chosen as the photoconductive chiral compounds, and they were mixed with an achiral smectic C liquid crystal. The mixtures exhibit the ferroelectric chiral smectic C(More)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a member of the family of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are clinically used to treat hypertriglyceridemia. The triglyceride (TG) lowering effect is likely due to an alteration in lipid metabolism in the liver, but details have not been fully elucidated. To assess the effects of EPA on hepatic TG metabolism, mice(More)
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is associated with fat accumulation in the liver, and develops to cirrhosis with the progression of hepatic fibrosis. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is used to treat hyperlipidemia, and suppresses hepatic fat accumulation. As the effect of EPA on NASH remains unclear, we assessed the therapeutic effect of EPA and its(More)
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