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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787752/systemic-inhibition-of-janus-kinase-induces-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-and-ameliorates-obesity-related-metabolic-disorders
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Kikid Rucira Qurania, Koji Ikeda, Donytra Arby Wardhana, Agian Jeffilano Barinda, Dhite Bayu Nugroho, Yuko Kuribayashi, Elda Putri Rahardini, Pranindya Rinastiti, Gusty Rizky Teguh Ryanto, Keiko Yagi, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Noriaki Emoto
Browning of white adipose tissue is a promising strategy to tackle obesity. Recently, Janus kinase (JAK) inhibition was shown to induce white-to-brown metabolic conversion of adipocytes in vitro; however effects of JAK inhibition on browning and systemic metabolic health in vivo remain to be elucidated. Here, we report that systemic administration of JAK inhibitor (JAKi) ameliorated obesity-related metabolic disorders. Administration of JAKi in mice fed a high-fat diet increased UCP-1 and PRDM16 expression in white adipose tissue, indicating the browning of white adipocyte...
May 19, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786034/mixed-ductal-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-with-unique-intraductal-growth-in-the-main-pancreatic-duct
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Koji Hirata, Masaki Kuwatani, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Ryo Sugiura, Shin Kato, Kazumichi Kawakubo, Toru Yamada, Toshimichi Asano, Satoshi Hirano, Naoya Sakamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781778/express-the-optimization-of-iloprost-inhalation-under-moderate-flow-of-oxygen-therapy-in-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kazuhiko Nakayama, Noriaki Emoto, Naoki Tamada, Mistumasa Okano, Yuto Shinkura, Ken-Ichi Yanaka, Hiroyuki Onishi, Mana Hiraishi, Shinichiro Yamada, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ichi Hirata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780105/a-case-of-longstanding-igg4-related-ophthalmic-disease-dramatically-improved-after-steroid-therapy
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Yoko Hirata, Jiro Fukae, Akihiro Nishida, Shinsuke Fujioka, Mokoto Hamasaki, Masanari Nonokuma, Yoshio Tsuboi
A 61-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of decreased visual acuity. On admission, he had marked blepharoedema, conjunctival injection, exophthalmos, diplopia, and blurred vision. He also had bronchial asthma and urinary retention requiring urethral catheterization. His serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 level was elevated to 1,830 U/mL. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography revealed an abnormal uptake in multiple organs. A histopathological examination of the salivary gland revealed IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration, leading to a diagnosis of IgG4-related ophthalmic disease...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776820/mechanical-interaction-between-neighboring-muscles-in-human-upper-limb-evidence-for-epimuscular-myofascial-force-transmission-in-humans
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Yasuhide Yoshitake, Daiki Uchida, Kosuke Hirata, Dean L Mayfield, Hiroaki Kanehisa
To confirm the existence of epimuscular myofascial force transmission in humans, this study examined if manipulating joint angle to stretch the muscle can alter the shear modulus of a resting adjacent muscle, and whether there are regional differences in this response. The biceps brachii (BB: manipulated muscle) and the brachialis (BRA: resting adjacent muscle) were deemed suitable for this study because they are neighboring, yet have independent tendons that insert onto different bones. In order to manipulate the muscle length of BB only, the forearm was passively set at supination, neutral, and pronation positions...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773799/elucidating-the-genetic-architecture-of-reproductive-ageing-in-the-japanese-population
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Momoko Horikoshi, Felix R Day, Masato Akiyama, Makoto Hirata, Yoichiro Kamatani, Koichi Matsuda, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Masahiro Kanai, Hollis Wright, Carlos A Toro, Sergio R Ojeda, Alejandro Lomniczi, Michiaki Kubo, Ken K Ong, John R B Perry
Population studies elucidating the genetic architecture of reproductive ageing have been largely limited to European ancestries, restricting the generalizability of the findings and overlooking possible key genes poorly captured by common European genetic variation. Here, we report 26 loci (all P < 5 × 10-8 ) for reproductive ageing, i.e. puberty timing or age at menopause, in a non-European population (up to 67,029 women of Japanese ancestry). Highlighted genes for menopause include GNRH1, which supports a primary, rather than passive, role for hypothalamic-pituitary GnRH signalling in the timing of menopause...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769451/effect-of-ferulic-acid-supplementation-on-the-developmental-competence-of-porcine-embryos-during-in-vitro-maturation
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Fuminori Tanihara, Maki Hirata, Nguyen Thi Nhien, Takayuki Hirano, Toshiki Kunihara, Takeshige Otoi
The value of laboratory and genetically-modified pigs is becoming increasingly clear; however, their in vitro development remains inefficient. Trans-ferulic acid (trans-FA) is an aromatic compound that is abundant in plant cell walls, and which exhibits antioxidant effects in vitro. Trans-FA is known to improve sperm viability and motility; however, its effects on porcine oocytes are unknown. Our aim was to investigate the effects of trans-FA supplementation during in vitro maturation on the meiotic and developmental competence of porcine oocytes...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768380/tradeoff-between-noise-reduction-and-inartificial-visualization-in-a-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Kenichiro Hirata, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Masafumi Kidoh, Yoshinori Funama, Seitaro Oda, Hideaki Yuki, Yasunori Nagayama, Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Sakabe, Kenichi Tsujita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
We aimed to evaluate the image quality performance of coronary CT angiography (CTA) under the different settings of forward-projected model-based iterative reconstruction solutions (FIRST).Thirty patients undergoing coronary CTA were included. Each image was reconstructed using filtered back projection (FBP), adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D (AIDR-3D), and 2 model-based iterative reconstructions including FIRST-body and FIRST-cardiac sharp (CS). CT number and noise were measured in the coronary vessels and plaque...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766651/adhesive-silane-application-effects-on-bond-strength-durability-to-a-lithium-disilicate-ceramic
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Jose C Romanini-Junior, Rose Y Kumagai, Luiz F Ortega, Jose A Rodrigues, Alessandra Cassoni, Ronaldo Hirata, Andre F Reis
OBJECTIVE: To test the effects of different adhesive protocols and silane application on the adhesive durability to a Lithium Disilicate reinforced glass ceramic. METHODS: Forty disks of 13 mm diameter (E.max Press) were used. After etching with 9.5% HF for 20 seconds, disks were randomly assigned into 4 groups according to the adhesive/silane protocol: silane application only (SIL); silane application followed by adhesive (SILXP-XP Bond); silane-containing adhesive (SBU-ScotchBond Universal); silane application followed by silane-containing adhesive (SILSBU)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766357/enhancement-of-calcification-by-osteoblasts-cultured-on-hydroxyapatite-surfaces-with-adsorbed-inorganic-polyphosphate
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Kan Kato, Koji Morita, Isao Hirata, Kazuya Doi, Takayasu Kubo, Koichi Kato, Kazuhiro Tsuga
Inorganic polyphosphate has been expected to accelerate bone regeneration. However, there are limited evidences to prove that polyphosphate adsorbed on the surface of a hydroxyapatite plate enhances calcification of cultured osteoblasts. In this study, we examined the effect of polyphosphate adsorbed onto the surface of a hydroxyapatite plate on the attachment, proliferation, differentiation, and calcification of osteoblasts. After hydroxyapatite plates were soaked in solutions of polyphosphate, the plate surfaces were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and toluidine blue staining to confirm adsorption of polyphosphate...
May 15, 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761855/presence-of-scf-cxcl12-double-positive-large-blast-like-cells-at-the-site-of-cutaneous-extramedullary-hematopoiesis
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Toshiaki Kogame, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Judith A Seidel, Chiyuki Ueshima, Miho Matsui, Takashi Nomura, Kenji Kabashima
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is observed in the fetal liver and the spleen under physiological conditions, but can rarely occur as pathologic condition after birth. EMH is observed in various anatomical sites in patients with hypoxia-inducing conditions, such as idiopathic myelofibrosis. The nature of the microenvironment for the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in EMH is unclear. Recent studies showed that mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC)-derived cells, that can differentiate into various types of cells, play critical roles in the formation of hematopoietic niches...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761833/hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-pancreatic-cancer-with-elevated-serum-igg4-level-due-to-multiple-myeloma-mimicking-localized-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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S Kato, M Kuwatani, K Kawakubo, R Sugiura, K Hirata, S Tanikawa, T Mitsuhashi, S Shiratori, N Sakamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759678/feasibility-of-imaging-inflammation-in-the-left-atrium-post-af-ablation-using-pet-technology
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Kunihiko Kiuchi, Koji Fukuzawa, Shumpei Mori, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Ken-Ichi Hirata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756014/hemodialysis-is-a-strong-risk-factor-for-post-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-bleeding-in-patients-with-choledocholithiasis
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So Nakaji, Nobuto Hirata, Hiroki Matsui, Toshiyasu Shiratori, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Shigenobu Yoshimura, Keisuke Kanda, Natsuki Kawamitsu, Hisato Harasawa
Background and study aims:  Hemodialysis (HD) is considered one of the risk factors for post-endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) bleeding. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study to evaluate HD as a risk factor for post-ES bleeding in patients with choledocholithiasis. Patients and methods:  We used the post-ES bleeding rate as the main outcome measure. To evaluate the influence of HD on the risk of post-ES bleeding, logistic regression and propensity score analyses were conducted...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755359/commentary-trunk-muscle-activity-during-drop-jump-performance-in-adolescent-athletes-with-back-pain
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Thorvaldur S Palsson, J P Caneiro, Rogerio Pessoto Hirata, Derek Griffin, William Gibson, Mervyn J Travers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752561/searching-whole-genome-sequences-for-biochemical-identification-features-of-emerging-and-reemerging-pathogenic-corynebacterium-species
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André S Santos, Rommel T Ramos, Artur Silva, Raphael Hirata, Ana L Mattos-Guaraldi, Roberto Meyer, Vasco Azevedo, Liza Felicori, Luis G C Pacheco
Biochemical tests are traditionally used for bacterial identification at the species level in clinical microbiology laboratories. While biochemical profiles are generally efficient for the identification of the most important corynebacterial pathogen Corynebacterium diphtheriae, their ability to differentiate between biovars of this bacterium is still controversial. Besides, the unambiguous identification of emerging human pathogenic species of the genus Corynebacterium may be hampered by highly variable biochemical profiles commonly reported for these species, including Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium amycolatum, Corynebacterium minutissimum, and Corynebacterium xerosis...
May 11, 2018: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751117/cell-death-mechanisms-in-leishmania-amazonensis-triggered-by-methylene-blue-mediated-antiparasitic-photodynamic-therapy
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Débora P Aureliano, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso, Sandra Regina de Castro Soares, Cleusa Fumika Hirata Takakura, Thiago Martini Pereira, Martha Simões Ribeiro
Antiparasitic photodynamic therapy (ApPDT) is an emerging approach to manage cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) since no side effects, contraindications and parasite resistance have been reported. In addition, methylene blue (MB) is a suitable photosensitizer to mediate ApPDT on CL. In this study we aimed to look for the best parameters to eradicate Leishmania amazonensis and investigated the cell death pathways involved in MB-mediated ApPDT. MB uptake by parasites was determined using different MB concentrations (50, 100, 250 and 500 μM) and incubation times (10, 30 and 60 min)...
May 8, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750027/efficacy-of-tiotropium-olodaterol-on-lung-volume-exercise-capacity-and-physical-activity
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Masakazu Ichinose, Yoshiaki Minakata, Takashi Motegi, Jun Ueki, Yasuhiro Gon, Tetsuo Seki, Tatsuhiko Anzai, Shuhei Nakamura, Kazuto Hirata
Purpose: This study evaluated the efficacy of tiotropium/olodaterol vs tiotropium on lung function, exercise capacity, and physical activity in patients with COPD. Patients and methods: A total of 184 patients aged ≥40 years with COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stage II-IV) received tiotropium/olodaterol for 6 weeks, then tiotropium for 6 weeks, or vice versa. The primary endpoint was inspiratory capacity (IC) at peak post-dose. Results: Adjusted mean IC after 6-week treatment was 1...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748312/noninvasive-assessment-of-preload-reserve-enhances-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Kensuke Matsumoto, Akira Onishi, Hirotsugu Yamada, Kenya Kusunose, Makiko Suto, Yutaka Hatani, Hiroki Matsuzoe, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
BACKGROUND: The leg-positive pressure maneuver can safely and noninvasively apply preload stress without increase in total body fluid volume. The purpose of this study was to determine whether preload stress could be useful for risk stratification of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. METHODS AND RESULTS: For this study, 120 consecutive patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction were prospectively recruited. The stroke work index was estimated as product of stroke volume index and mean blood pressure, and the E/e' ratio was calculated to estimate ventricular filling pressure...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743385/formation-of-chemical-bonds-on-zirconia-surfaces-with-acidic-functional-monomers
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Saiji Shimoe, Isao Hirata, Mai Otaku, Hideo Matsumura, Koichi Kato, Takahiro Satoda
We investigated the chemical interaction between zirconia surfaces and functional monomers using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Two types of zirconia disks cleaned with piranha solution were treated with one of two phosphate primers (Alloy Primer, Clearfil Ceramic Primer) or a carboxylic primer (Super-Bond C&B Monomer), and rinsed 3 times with acetone. XPS analysis revealed that phosphorus was incorporated into zirconia when the surface was treated with a primer containing phosphate monomer (10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate; MDP)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Oral Science
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