Tomoko Matsuo

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Hyperglycemia increases the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the mitochondrial electron transport chain in bovine endothelial cells. Because several studies have postulated a role for prostaglandins (PGs) in the glomerular hyperfiltration seen in early diabetes, we evaluated the effect of mitochondrial ROS on expression of the inducible(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) as a marker for the progression of diabetic macroangiopathic complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The content of urinary 8-OHdG, common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), the coronary heart disease (CHD) risk score, the severity of diabetic retinopathy, and urinary albumin excretion(More)
We previously reported that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL)-induced expression of granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) via PKC, leading to activation of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI-3K), was important for macrophage proliferation [J Biol Chem 275 (2000) 5810]. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the role of(More)
Inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (statins) ameliorate atherosclerotic diseases. Macrophages play an important role in the development and subsequent stability of atherosclerotic plaques. We reported previously that oxidized low density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) induced macrophage proliferation through the secretion of(More)
Novel sugars, oligoglucosyl-inositols, which were synthesized using CGTase fromBacillus ohbensis, stimulated the growth ofBifidobacterium. The enzyme catalyzed transglucosylation from α-1,4-maltodextrin (donor) tomyo-inositol (acceptor). Of donors examined, β-cyclodextrin gave superior oligoglucosyl-inositol yield of 56.6% (w/w) based on the conversion(More)
To assess the efficacy and safety of adding sitagliptin, an oral dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, in subjects with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with multiple daily insulin injections therapy (MDI). HbA1c, 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), body mass index (BMI), insulin doses, six-point self-measured plasma glucose (SMPG) profiles were assessed(More)
Macrophage-derived foam cells play an important role in atherosclerotic lesions. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) induces macrophage proliferation via production of GM-CSF in vitro. This study investigated the effects of 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-prostaglandin J(2) (15d-PGJ(2)), a natural ligand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, on(More)
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which were known as novel insulin-sensitizing antidiabetic agents, have been reported to inhibit the acceleration of atherosclerotic lesions. Macrophages play important roles in the development of atherosclerosis. We previously reported that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) induces macrophage proliferation through(More)
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