Shigehiro Doi

Learn More
We prepared a monoclonal antibody that recognizes oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells in zebrafish. On immunoblots, the antibody mainly recognized three protein bands of 34 kDa in a membrane fraction from adult zebrafish brain. Medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) also possessed the same protein bands in a membrane fraction. The antibody did not stain neurons, but(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent adult stem cells that have regenerative capability and exert paracrine actions on damaged tissues. Since peritoneal fibrosis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis, we tested whether MSCs suppress this using a chlorhexidine gluconate model in rats. Although MSCs isolated from green fluorescent(More)
BACKGROUND Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 plays an important role in the regulation of cell proliferation. However, the mechanism of STAT3 activation in human glomerulonephritis is unclear. METHODS STAT3 activation was determined using immunohistochemistry for phosphorylated STAT3 (p-STAT3) in normal human kidney and various(More)
Aldosterone-salt treatment induces not only hypertension but also extensive inflammation that contributes to fibrosis in the rat kidney. However, the mechanism underlying aldosterone-salt-induced renal inflammation remains unclear. Pyroptosis has recently been identified as a new type of cell death that is accompanied by the activation of inflammatory(More)
Recent studies have reported increases of methylglyoxal (MGO) in peritoneal dialysis patients, and that MGO-mediated inflammation plays an important role in the development of peritoneal fibrosis through production of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). Linagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, exerts anti-inflammatory effects independent of(More)
Activity of H3K9 histone methyltransferase G9a is reportedly induced by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and plays an important role in the progression of cancer and fibrosis. In this study, we investigated whether inhibition of G9a-mediated H3K9 methylation attenuates peritoneal fibrosis in mice and human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs).(More)
We investigated the role of K(+) channels in the regulation of baseline intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)), alpha-adrenoreceptor-mediated Ca(2+) signaling, and capacitative Ca(2+) entry in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Inhibition of voltage-gated K(+) channels with 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) increased the membrane potential(More)
  • 1