Tetsuro Hamaoka

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Mutations in the PTRF/Cavin-1 gene cause congenital generalized lipodystrophy type 4 (CGL4) associated with myopathy. Additionally, long-QT syndrome and fatal cardiac arrhythmia are observed in patients with CGL4 who have homozygous PTRF/Cavin-1 mutations. PTRF/Cavin-1 deficiency shows reductions of caveolae and caveolin-3 (Cav3) protein expression in(More)
The actions of catecholamines on adrenergic receptors (ARs) induce sympathetic responses, and sustained activation of the sympathetic nervous system results in disrupted circulatory homeostasis. In cardiomyocytes, α1-ARs localize to flask-shaped membrane microdomains known as "caveolae." Caveolae require both caveolin and cavin proteins for their biogenesis(More)
We describe a case of isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency that showed ventricular fibrillation associated with QT prolongation. A 72-year-old man was admitted because of consciousness disorder caused by severe hypoglycemia. On the second hospital day, QT intervals were unexpectedly prolonged and ventricular fibrillation occurred. Electrical(More)
Background: Interaction between proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and warfarin is controversial. Previous clinical studies have only a short follow-up period. Methods and Results: All patients (n = 716) for whom warfarin was prescribed from November 1, 2010 to October 30, 2011 were extracted from electronic health records. In retrospective analysis for 1 year,(More)
The coiled-coil domain of MURC/Cavin-4 is involved in membrane trafficking of 1 caveolin-3 in cardiomyocytes 2 3 Daisuke Naito, Takehiro Ogata, Tetsuro Hamaoka, Naohiko Nakanishi, Kotaro Miyagawa, 4 Naoki Maruyama, Takeru Kasahara, Takuya Taniguchi, Masahiro Nishi, Satoaki Matoba, 5 Tomomi Ueyama 6 7 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of(More)
Muscle-restricted coiled-coil protein (MURC), also referred to as cavin-4, is a member of the cavin family that works cooperatively with caveolins in caveola formation and function. Cavins are cytoplasmic proteins with coiled-coil domains and form heteromeric complexes, which are recruited to caveolae in cells expressing caveolins. Among caveolins,(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that caveolin-1 (Cav1) is associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. MURC (also called Cavin-4) is a member of the cavin family, which regulates caveolar formation and functions together with caveolins. Here, we show that hypoxia increased Murc mRNA expression in the mouse lung, and that Murc-null mice exhibited attenuation(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is relatively common in elderly patients with atherosclerosis. MURC (muscle-restricted coiled-coil protein)/Cavin-4 modulating the caveolae function of muscle cells is expressed in cardiomyocytes, skeletal muscle cells and smooth muscle cells. Here, we show a novel functional role of MURC/Cavin-4 in vascular smooth muscle(More)
Catheter ablation is an established treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The incidence of major complications related to the procedure is reported to be 4.5%, and delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare, although recently recognized, complication. However, the mechanisms underlying the development of DCT remain unclear. We herein report the cases of(More)
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