Yuki Toyokawa

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Healing of the intestinal mucosal epithelium was found to be a critical factor in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we provide further evidence that partially hydrolyzed dietary fiber (PHGG) enhances colonic epithelial cell wound healing, and partially characterize the mechanism that governs this process.(More)
Mucin is produced and secreted by epithelial goblet cells and is a key component of the innate immune system, acting as a barrier in the intestinal tract. However, no studies have been conducted investigating the increase in mucin secretion to enhance the intestinal barrier function. The present study investigated whether rebamipide (Reb) acts as a(More)
Background and Aims Mucosal healing and control of intestinal mucosal inflammation are important treatment goals for maintaining clinical remission in ulcerative colitis [UC] patients. Here, we investigated the efficacy of linked colour imaging [LCI], a novel endoscopic enhancement system, for diagnosing mucosal inflammation in UC patients. Methods All(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a matricellular glycol that regulates cell proliferation, tissue repair, and tumorigenesis. Despite evidence linking SPARC to inflammation, the mechanisms are unclear. Accordingly, the role of SPARC in intestinal inflammation was investigated. METHODS Colitis was induced in(More)
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