Tetsuya Tagami

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Although the proinflammatory and profibrotic actions of aldosterone (Aldo) on the vasculature have been reported, the effects and molecular mechanisms of Aldo on endothelial function are yet to be determined. We investigated how Aldo regulates endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) function in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). HUVECs were incubated(More)
Previously, we identified a point mutation of the T3 receptor (TR) beta gene (R338W) in a patient with pituitary resistance to thyroid hormone (PRTH). The mutation existed in one of two hot spot areas in TRbeta gene where clusters of mutations have been found in subjects with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone (GRTH). Interestingly, R338W induces the(More)
The tau4 domain in the extreme carboxyl (C) terminal region of thyroid hormone receptor (TR) is important to transactivation. We identified three truncated TRbeta1s with 11 (F451X), 13 (E449X) and 16 (C446X) amino acid deletions within this domain in subjects with resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH). F451X and C446X were found in a 6-year-old Japanese girl(More)
Mutations of the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) beta 1 gene have recently been detected in several unrelated families with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone (GRTH). We now report a novel point mutation in the TR beta 1 gene in a case of a Korean-Japanese kindred. The intracellular localization and the amount of TR proteins were considered to be(More)
The impact of vitamin D3 (VD3) on obesity has been reported in the past. Our study was aimed at investigating the possible mechanisms by which VD3 affects obesity induced by a high fat diet. Eight-week-old C57BL/6 J male mice were fed a normal- or high-fat diet for 9 weeks and were treated with a gavage of vehicle (corn oil) or cholecalciferol (50 μg/kg,(More)
UNLABELLED Parathyroid cystic adenomas are often misdiagnosed as thyroid cysts and routine preoperative diagnostic tools, such as ultrasonography (US) or 99m technetium-sestamibi (99mTc-MIBI) scans, cannot clearly distinguish between these entities. We present a 67-year-old hypercalcemic woman with a cervical cystic lesion who had negative sestamibi scan(More)
We identified unusual mutations in the T3 receptor (TR) beta gene in a 6-year-old Japanese girl with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone. Two consecutive base substitutions, T to A and C to A at nucleotide positions 1637 and 1638, respectively, changed the 451st codon coding for Phe(TTC) to stop codon (TAA), resulting in an 11-amino acid(More)
The human acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell line HL-60 differentiates to functionally mature granulocytes by incubation with all-trans-retinoic acid (RA). Since T3 and RA are important in cell differentiation and development, and since their receptors are highly homological, we investigated the T3 effects on RA-induced HL-60 cell differentiation.(More)
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