Taketoshi Kushiyama

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BACKGROUND We previously reported that fractalkine was upregulated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic kidneys. Fractalkine in diabetic kidneys was detected on glomerular capillaries and the mesangium. This upregulation was suppressed by treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) or aminoiguanidine. We examined what factors induce(More)
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids are often used for the treatment of glomerular diseases. We examined whether bisphosphonate or vitamin D3 has beneficial effects on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with glomerular diseases being treated with high-dose corticosteroids, including pulse therapy. METHODS Thirty-eight patients (19 men and 19 women, aged 42 +/-(More)
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