Yasukiyo Mori

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This study was performed in order to evaluate the angiogenic effect of implantation of either peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNCs) or bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Streptozotocin (50 mg/kg) was injected intravenously into 6-week-old male Lewis rats. Four weeks after the induction of diabetes, 6 x 10(7) of(More)
S100A12, also called EN-RAGE (extracellular newly identified receptor for advanced glycation end products binding protein) or calcium-binding protein in amniotic fluid-1, is a ligand for RAGE. It has been shown that S100A12 induces adhesion molecules such as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in the vascular endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND S100A12 is an endogenous ligand of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). Plasma S100A12 levels are high in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common in HD patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates in(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a cardiomyopathy that shows distinctive clinical conditions first described more than 20 years ago. Because clinical features of TC mimic those of anterior acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the differential diagnosis is important in selecting the appropriate treatment strategy in the acute phase. But it was(More)
BACKGROUND S100A12 protein is an endogenous receptor ligand for advanced glycation end products. In this study, the plasma S100A12 level was assessed as an independent predictor of mortality, and its utility in clinical settings was examined. METHODS In a previous cross-sectional study, plasma S100A12 levels were measured in 550 maintenance hemodialysis(More)
We report the case of a Japanese family suffering from familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN) due to a rare missense mutation of the uromodulin (UMOD) gene. An 18-year-old male presented with gout, hyperuricemia, and stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Mostly, FJHN is caused by a mutation altering the cystine residue of UMOD/Tamm-Horsfall protein.(More)
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