Yusuke Sakaguchi

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OBJECTIVE To compare the properties of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from bone marrow, synovium, periosteum, skeletal muscle, and adipose tissue. METHODS Human mesenchymal tissues were obtained from 8 donors during knee surgery for ligament injury. After collagenase digestion or gradient-density separation, nucleated cells were plated at an(More)
Although previous studies in the general population showed that hypomagnesemia is a risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the impact of magnesium on the prognosis of patients on hemodialysis has been poorly investigated. To gain information on this we conducted a nationwide registry-based cohort study of 142,555 hemodialysis patients to determine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Hepcidin is a central regulator of iron homeostasis. Increased hepcidin concentrations could cause iron-restricted erythropoiesis in chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated anemia. This cross-sectional observational study was conducted to evaluate the association between hepcidin and CKD-associated anemia in non-dialysis CKD patients. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE Mesenchymal stem cells from synovium have a greater proliferation and chondrogenic potential than do those from bone marrow, periosteum, fat, and muscle. This study was undertaken to compare fibrous synovium and adipose synovium (components of the synovium with subsynovium) to determine which is a more suitable source for mesenchymal stem cells,(More)
There are increasing reports that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are present in various tissues other than bone marrow, including synovium. Here we investigated the optimal conditions for in vitro chondrogenesis of human synovium-derived MSCs and compared these cells with bone marrow-derived MSCs, especially in terms of their chondrogenesis potential.(More)
OBJECTIVE There is now growing evidence that magnesium (Mg) deficiency is implicated in type 2 diabetes and its complications. However, it has not been fully elucidated whether hypomagnesemia is a predictor of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in type 2 diabetic nephropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This retrospective cohort study included 455 chronic(More)
PURPOSE Enhancement of the healing of the tendon-bone junction is important for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the hamstring tendon. We examined the effect of hyaluronan injection into the bone tunnel on the healing of the tendon-bone junction. TYPE OF STUDY Experimental study. METHODS The medial half of the patella tendon of Japanese(More)
BACKGROUND Hepcidin is associated with iron-restricted erythropoiesis. A previous cross-sectional study showed that serum hepcidin-25 levels are negatively associated with the hemoglobin concentration in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with sufficient iron stores. This longitudinal study aimed at ascertaining the association between(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Nocturnal hypoxemia is highly prevalent among patients with CKD. Nocturnal hypoxemia contributes to systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial cell dysfunction, and activation of the renin-angiotensin system, which are common pathologic mechanisms of CKD progression. This study investigated whether nocturnal hypoxemia is(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects one of five adults in the general population. Although a high prevalence of OSA has been reported among dialysis patients, the association between nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) and OSA has not been fully investigated. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the prevalence of(More)