Yukiko Sagehashi

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Plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) facilitates the transfer of cholesteryl ester (CE) from high density lipoprotein (HDL) to apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins. Since CETP regulates the plasma levels of HDL cholesterol and the size of HDL particles, CETP is considered to be a key protein in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), a(More)
ABSTRACT The molecular mechanism of QoI fungicide resistance was studied using isolates of cucumber Corynespora leaf spot fungus (Corynespora cassiicola) and the eggplant leaf mold (Mycovellosiella nattrassii). In both pathogens, a mutation at position 143 from glycine to alanine (G143A) was detected in the cytochrome b gene that encodes for the(More)
Using a model of meniscal injury in rabbit, the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) injection into the joint on the rate of filling area and the cell shape in the defects were studied. After a cylindrical defect was made in the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, HA was injected into the joint once a week. At 1 and 6 weeks after the beginning of the weekly(More)
After a cylindrical defect was made in the anterior segment of the lateral meniscus in rabbits, the meniscus was examined postoperatively at 2, 8, and 13 weeks. Horizontal sections were prepared at a central level of the meniscus from each sample and stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Safranin O, and Masson trichrome. In addition, part of the tissue was(More)
A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) system is described for determination of the unsaturated disaccharide (delta Di-HA) derived from hyaluronic acid (HA) in human urine by digestion with hyaluronidase SD. The effects of eluents on the separation of delta Di-HA and delta Di-0S, which is derived from the reaction of chondroitin with the enzyme,(More)
Plasma phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) plays an important role in lipoprotein metabolism and reverse cholesterol transport. We have recently reported that plasma PLTP concentration correlates positively with plasma HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) but not with PLTP activity in healthy subjects. We have also shown that PLTP exists as active and inactive forms in(More)
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) deficiency is one of the most important and common causes of hyperalphalipoproteinemia (HALP) in the Japanese. CETP deficiency is thought to be a state of impaired reverse cholesterol transport, which may possibly lead to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease despite high HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and clinical outcomes has been intensively studied. We intended to determine SNPs of CYP2C19 and 23S rRNA of Helicobacter pylori by using rapid urease test (RUT)-positive gastric mucosal samples. METHODS One hundred thirty-nine patients with H pylori -positive results based(More)
After radial tears were artificially created in the periphery of the middle third of the lateral menisci in Japanese white male rabbits, the menisci were sampled postoperatively at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 24 weeks. We noted that radial tears often progressed to longitudinal tears, and the length of longitudinal tears increased with time. On the other hand, the(More)
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