Tomoya Kohama

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BACKGROUND For successful treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it may be important to treat the individual causative factors. At present, however, there is no established treatment for this disease. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) have been used to treat patients with decompensated cirrhosis. AIM In order to elucidate the mechanisms(More)
We have characterized HLA and insulin autoantibodies in a Japanese female patient with insulin autoimmune syndrome. Serological HLA typing demonstrated the patient had HLA-DR4, and DNA typing showed she had HLA-DRB1*0401 which has not been reported in patients with insulin autoimmune syndrome in Japan. A single binding affinity of insulin autoantibodies was(More)
In an attempt to clarify the mechanism of lipid metabolism during pregnancy, alpha 1-acid glycoprotein (alpha 1-AG) was analyzed in normal and diabetic pregnant women. Seventy-two determinations of serum alpha 1-AG levels were performed in 18 diabetic pregnant women and 82 determinations in 82 normal pregnant women in all three trimesters and within 14 days(More)
A 21-year-old housewife with maturity onset type diabetes of young people developed scleredema diabeticorum, scleroderma-like skin thickness on forearms and dorsum of hands, digital sclerosis and cheiroarthropathy. She had diabetes mellitus since the age of 11 years. Her grandfather on the mother's side, her mother and 3 of 5 her mother's brothers and(More)
Platelet prostaglandin (PG) E and plasma PGF2 alpha concentrations were measured by radioimmunoassay methods and compared in non-pregnant and pregnant, normal and diabetic subjects. The blood samples were obtained in the follicular phase in the non-pregnant women and in the third trimester and after delivery in the pregnant women. The immunoreactive(More)