Takeshi Ogihara

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OBJECTIVE The activation of beta-cell genes, particularly of those encoding preproinsulin, requires an appropriate euchromatin (or "open") DNA template characterized by hypermethylation of Lys4 of histone H3. We hypothesized that this modification is maintained in islet beta-cells by the action of the histone methyltransferase Set7/9. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of RANTES gene promoter polymorphism and RANTES receptor (CCR5 gene) promoter polymorphism on diabetic nephropathy in Japanese type 2 diabetic subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total 616 Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes were recruited. Polymorphisms of -28 C/G and -403 G/A in the RANTES gene promoter region,(More)
1 OBJECTIVE—Recent studies identified accumulation of reac-tive oxygen species (ROS) as a common pathway causing insulin resistance. However, whether and how the reduction of ROS levels improves insulin resistance remains to be elucidated. The present study was designed to define this mechanism. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—We investigated the effect of(More)
Requirement to describing software development processes in formal manners has been increased, and demand for altering and tailoring the process descriptions has been emerged. In this paper, we propose a functional language PDL (Process Description Language), designed to describe various development processes under a certain environment. To create and(More)
Over 200 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, a disorder of glucose homeostasis. The majority of these individuals are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It has traditionally been thought that tissue resistance to the action of insulin is the primary defect in type 2 diabetes. However, recent longitudinal and genome-wide association studies have(More)
Monocyte adhesion to arterial endothelial cells is the initial step in atherosclerosis. Whereas angiotensin II is known to elicit leukocyte adhesion, it is not clear whether blockade of the angiotensin II receptor signaling reduces monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells beyond its antihypertensive action. This study compared the effect of two different(More)
INTRODUCTION While individuals tend to show accumulation of certain lifestyle patterns, the effect of such patterns in real daily life on cardio-renal-metabolic parameters remains largely unknown. This study aimed to assess clustering of lifestyle patterns and investigate the relationships between such patterns and cardio-renal-metabolic parameters. (More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of vildagliptin as an add-on therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with basal insulin. METHODS Twenty-four patients treated with basal insulin and oral anti-diabetes drugs were randomly allocated into two groups: the control group (did not(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of insulin degludec used for basal-bolus insulin regimen after switching from twice-daily basal insulin in Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The subjects were 22 type 1 diabetes patients treated with basal-bolus insulin regimen with twice-daily basal insulin. Basal insulin was switched to(More)