Yoshitaka Iwazu

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Klotho has been investigated as an anti-aging protein that is predominantly expressed in the distal convoluted tubules in the kidneys and in the choroid plexus of the brain. The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between the soluble form of Klotho and renal function in chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, a relationship(More)
We examined whether and how peritubular capillary (PTC) loss in the renal cortex contributes to the development of deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)/salt-induced tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Uninephrectomized rats provided with 0.9% NaCl/0.3% KCl drinking solution ad libitum were divided into control, DOCA, and spironolactone groups, which were(More)
BACKGROUND Klotho, a single-pass transmembrane protein primarily expressed in the kidneys, parathyroid glands, and choroid plexus of the brain, has a short cytoplasmic tail and a long extracellular domain, which can be cleaved and released as a soluble form. However, information regarding the origins and kinetics of soluble serum Klotho remains poorly(More)
Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract is one of the common determinants of morbidity and mortality in the ordinary clinical setting. The gastrointestinal involvement of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) has often been described as self-limiting, with no long-term morbidity. In this report, we describe our experience with a male HSP patient who presented(More)
Despite the crucial role of calcium in myocardial contractility, hypocalcemia has very rarely been reported as a reversible cause of heart failure. In this article, we describe a case of a 51-year-old woman with advanced stages of chronic renal failure after parathyroidectomy who exhibited congestive heart failure, severe hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia and(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), characterized by repetitive apnea and hypopnea during sleep, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the links between SDB and cardiovascular events in hemodialysis (HD) patients have not been clearly evaluated. METHODS We followed the clinical outcome of 94 HD patients, who underwent overnight(More)
BACKGROUND It has been well-recognized that cancer patients occasionally develop renal disorders independently of direct tumor invasion. However, the clinical entity of paraneoplastic glomerulopathy remains poorly understood, in part due to the lack of an animal model for basic research. In the present study, we investigated whether cancer-bearing rats(More)
To examine whether and how heart ANG II influences the coordination between cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and coronary angiogenesis and contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy, we used Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) rats treated without and with olmesartan medoxomil (an ANG II receptor blocker). In SDT rats, left ventricular (LV) ANG II,(More)
We describe a case of an adult female who presented with nephrotic syndrome. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus with serum antinuclear antibodies, leucopenia with lymphopenia, butterfly erythema, and nephrotic syndrome. Renal biopsy revealed normal glomeruli with diffuse effacement of the foot processes, consistent with lupus podocytopathy.(More)
We herein describe an adult male patient who presented with tonsillitis, purpura, hematuria, and proteinuria. The serological analyses revealed elevated serum antistreptolysin, and the throat culture yielded Lancefield group A β-hemolytic streptococci. A renal biopsy revealed mild mesangial proliferation associated with granular mesangial depositions of IgA(More)