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OBJECTIVE Increased urinary excretions of several plasma proteins with different molecular radii <55 A and different isoelectric points (pI), such as IgG, ceruloplasmin, transferrin, and orosomucoid, have been independently reported to precede the development of microalbuminuria in diabetic patients. We examined whether increases in urinary excretions of(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), is a chemokine that mediates renal interstitial inflammation, tubular atrophy, and interstitial fibrosis by recruiting monocytes/macrophages into renal tubulointerstitium. Recent studies have demonstrated that protein overload in renal tubular cells up-regulates MCP-1 gene and its protein expression. Therefore, we(More)
Adiponectin, a novel adipose-derived adipocytokine, has beneficial effects not only on improvement of insulin sensitivity but also on mitigation of vascular damage. To evaluate whether adiponectin is implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy characterized by microvascular damage, we examined urinary and serum adiponectin levels in type 2(More)
Decreased circulating levels of adiponectin, a novel adipose-derived adipocytokine, in obesity possibly contribute to the development of insulin resistance which is a major factor in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. The present study was conducted to examine whether circulating and adipose tissue adiponectin levels are modulated by chronic treatment(More)
Adiponectin is secreted specifically by adipose tissue. It was reported that the serum adiponectin level was markedly increased in patients with end-stage renal disease and was positively associated with abnormal renal function in type 2 diabetes. Recently, we found that urinary adiponectin level was significantly increased in type 2 diabetic patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased urinary excretion of certain plasma proteins, such as immunoglobulin G (IgG), ceruloplasmin and transferrin, with different molecular radii of 55 Å or less and different isoelectric points have been reported to precede development of microalbuminuria in patients who have diabetes mellitus with hypertension. We examined how hypertension(More)
Adiponectin is an adipose-derived protein which has anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic properties in addition to insulin-sensitizing effects. To date, the role of adiponectin in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between adiponectin and renal tubular injury in diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To examine whether chronic intake of vegetable protein added to animal protein diet affects renal hemodynamics or not, we studied effects of three kinds of diets containing various amounts of animal and vegetable protein with 1-week dietary program in each on renal hemodynamics. METHODS The crossover design of different amounts of(More)
We wish to report a totally gastrectomized type II diabetic patient, a 67-year-old woman, who developed megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B 12 deficiency precipitated by the introduction of metformin therapy. She was diagnosed with type II diabetes at the age of 50, and glibenclamide administration was started. At the age of 60, she received a total(More)
In two medullary carcinomas of the thyroid gland two types of secretory granules were found electron microscopically in the cytoplasm of the tumour cells. The sizes of the granules in one case ranged 103–345 nm in diameter; they were round in shape, and they co-existed in the same tumour cell. They could not, therefore, be distinctively subdivided into two(More)