Shogo Kuwagata

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) frequently accompanies polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) and is a major cause of mortality. The rapid diagnosis of ILD is paramount. However, the early changes of presymptomatic ILD are difficult to detect. We present a patient with DM who had positive uptake in the lung of FDG-PET/CT as well as 'mechanic's hands'(More)
The progenitor cells of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are thought to undergo a multistep process during their transformation into overt acute leukemia. In this study, the role of mutation of the KIT gene in the extracellular membrane, juxtamembrane and tyrosine kinase domains was investigated in 75 patients with MDS or MDS-derived leukemia (MDS-AML).(More)
Hypoxia causes proximal tubular cell damage in diabetes, even though proximal tubular cells have an adaptive system to combat hypoxia involving induction of hypoxia factor-1 (HIF-1) and inhibition of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). Here, we examined the interference effect of altered glucose and lipid metabolism on the hypoxia responses(More)
Saturated fatty acid (SFA)-related lipotoxicity is a pathogenesis of diabetes-related renal proximal tubular epithelial cell (PTEC) damage, closely associated with a progressive decline in renal function. This study was designed to identify a free fatty acid (FFA) metabolism-related enzyme that can protect PTECs from SFA-related lipotoxicity. Among several(More)
Because oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have adverse effects on kidney function, patients with kidney diseases are administered these drugs as transdermal patches. Little is known about the effects of NSAID patches on renal function. We therefore assessed the effects of topical loxoprofen sodium on kidney function in type 2 diabetic(More)
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