Yasuko Uchigata

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and immunologic characteristics of fulminant type 1 diabetes, a novel subtype of type 1 diabetes, we conducted a nationwide survey. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS History and laboratory data, including islet-related autoantibodies, were examined in 222 patients with fulminant and nonfulminant type 1 diabetes in our(More)
We have shown previously that alloxan and streptozotocin, two major diabetogenic agents, cause DNA strand breaks in rat pancreatic islets and stimulate nuclear poly(ADP-ribose) synthetase, thereby depleting intracellular NAD level and inhibiting proinsulin synthesis (Okamoto, H. (1981) Mol. Cell. Biochem. 37, 43-61; Yamamoto, H., Uchigata, Y., and Okamoto,(More)
OBJECTIVES We measured the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of diabetes mellitus patients using the Japanese version of EQ-5D, and examined the relationship between clinical condition and health status. METHODS A study was conducted on 220 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus at a hospital in Saitama Prefecture on the day of their visit from(More)
To assess the effect of Asian-specific HLA haplotypes on susceptibility to type 1 diabetes, we investigated the association of genotypic combinations of DRB1-DQB1 haplotypes with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes. We studied 132 Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes and 157 control subjects, along with 67 Korean patients and 109 control subjects.(More)
Interactions between advanced glycation endproducts (AGE) and the receptor for AGE (RAGE) have been implicated in the development of diabetic vascular complications. RAGE has two N-glycosylation sites in and near the AGE-binding domain, and G82S mutation in the second N-glycosylation motif was recently reported in human. In this study, we examined whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between aortic stiffness and incident albuminuria and the decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We investigated 461 Japanese type 2 diabetic patients, comprising 199 women and 262 men, with a mean age of 59 ± 11 years. Patients were(More)
We have revised a part of the diagnostic criteria for fulminant type 1 diabetes. The new criteria were set both to express the essence of this disease of rapid increase of patients' blood glucose and to be highly sensitive to reduce the misdiagnosis. After analyzing the data of 382 patients with newly-diagnosed fulminant type 1 diabetes, we adopted the(More)
Nicotinamide (10 mmol/kg) and 3-aminobenzamide (1.25 mmol/kg), poly(ADP-ribose) synthetase inhibitors, were injected intravenously to rats either 30 min before the intravenous administration of 12 mg/kg alloxan or 50 mg/kg streptozotocin ("pretreatment") or 5 min after the administration ("posttreatment"). Fifteen minutes after the injection of the(More)
Fulminant type 1 diabetes, which is characterised by a markedly acute onset of diabetes and an absence of islet-related autoantibodies, accounts for 20% of type 1 diabetes in Japan. We aimed to clarify the contribution of the HLA subtype to fulminant type 1 diabetes in Japanese. We determined the serological subtypes of HLA-A, -DR and -DQ in 115 patients(More)