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Neonates have physiologically increased bilirubin production and immature bilirubin metabolism, and present hyperbilirubinemia in association with genetic and or epigenetic factors. We previously reported that maximal body weight loss (inadequate feeding) is an independent risk factor for the development of hyperbilirubinemia in breast-fed Japanese(More)
Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) represents glomerular disease resulting from a number of different etiologies leading to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Recently, many genes causing SRNS/FSGS have been identified. These genes encode the proteins associated with the formation and/or maintenance of glomerular filtration barrier.(More)
AbstractThe expansion of polyalanine repeats is known to cause at least nine disorders, including congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS). Unequal crossover has been speculated as the expanding mechanism, in contrast to strand slippage in polyglutamine expansion disorders. We carried out segregation analysis of PHOX2B in 13 de novo families with(More)
The slit diaphragm connecting the adjacent foot processes of glomerular epithelial cells (podocytes) is the final barrier of the glomerular capillary wall and serves to prevent proteinuria. Podocytes are understood to be terminally differentiated cells and share some common features with neurons. Neurexin is a presynaptic adhesion molecule that plays a role(More)
Breastfeeding jaundice is a well-known phenomenon, but its pathogenesis is still unclear. Increased production of bilirubin, impaired hepatic uptake and metabolism of bilirubin, and increased enterohepatic circulation of bilirubin account for most cases of pathological neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. We previously reported that 211G>A (G71R) mutation of the(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that the slit diaphragm of the glomerular epithelial cell (podocyte) is the structure likely to be the barrier in the glomerular capillary wall. Murine monoclonal antibody against nephrin, a molecule constituting the extracellular site of the slit diaphragm, caused severe proteinuria if injected into rats, in a complement-(More)
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a rare hereditary disease characterized by the accumulation of much thrombi material consisting of lipoproteins at the glomerular capillary lumen. Most patients show nephrotic syndrome; nearly half progress to chronic renal failure. Intensive therapy with lipid-lowering agents reportedly engenders clinical remission with(More)
Although angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor antagonist ameliorates proteinuria, its pharmacological mechanism and the differential roles of Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and type 2 receptor (AT2R) are not well understood. We analyzed the effect of Ang II type 1 receptor antagonist on proteinuria caused by antibody against nephrin, a functional molecule(More)
The slit diaphragm bridging the neighboring foot processes functions as a final barrier of glomerular capillary wall for preventing the leak of plasma proteins into primary urine. It is now accepted that the dysfunction of the sit diaphragm contributes to the development of proteinuria in several glomerular diseases. Nephrin, a gene product of NPHS1, a gene(More)
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a hereditary disease characterized by lipoprotein thrombi in the glomerulus, hyperlipoproteinemia, and a marked increase in serum apolipoprotein E (APOE). More than 12 APOE mutations have been identified as causes of LPG, and APOE-Sendai (Arg145Pro) mutation was frequently detected in patients from the eastern part of(More)