Publications



Association of serum eicosapentaenoic acid to arachidonic acid ratio with microalbuminuria in a population of community-dwelling Japanese.
Atherosclerosis 2015 Apr 24;239(2):577-82. Epub 2015 Feb 24.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-0011, Japan.


Laboratory investigation of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain possessing a vtx2c gene with an IS1203 variant insertion sequence isolated from an asymptomatic food handler in Japan.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Oct 26;77(2):176-8. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
Division of Bacteriology, Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka 537-0025, Japan. Electronic address:

Water transport mechanism through open capillaries analyzed by direct surface modifications on biological surfaces.
Sci Rep 2013 Oct 23;3:3024. Epub 2013 Oct 23.
1] WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan [2] Center for Fostering Young and Innovative Researchers, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan [3] CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Hon-cho 4-1-8, Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.

Independent association of elevated serum hepatocyte growth factor levels with development of insulin resistance in a 10-year prospective study.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2013 Jul 25;79(1):43-8. Epub 2013 Mar 25.
Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan.

High level of plasma remnant-like particle cholesterol may predispose to development of hypertension in normotensive subjects.
Am J Hypertens 2013 Jun 11;26(6):793-8. Epub 2013 Feb 11.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan.

New computer model for prediction of individual 10-year mortality on the basis of conventional atherosclerotic risk factors.
Atherosclerosis 2013 Mar 12;227(1):159-64. Epub 2013 Jan 12.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan.



Factors associated with plasma ghrelin level in Japanese general population.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011 Apr;74(4):453-8
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Institute of Life Science, Kurume University, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume, Japan.



Factors associated with serum high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) levels in a general population.
Metabolism 2009 Dec 17;58(12):1688-93. Epub 2009 Jul 17.
Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-0011, Japan.

Habitual coffee but not green tea consumption is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome: an epidemiological study in a general Japanese population.
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2007 Jun 30;76(3):383-9. Epub 2006 Oct 30.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-Machi, Kurume, Japan.

Plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are related to intima-media thickness of the carotid artery: an epidemiological study.
Atherosclerosis 2007 Mar 2;191(1):206-10. Epub 2006 May 2.
The Third Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan.

Strong association between serum hepatocyte growth factor and metabolic syndrome.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2005 May 15;90(5):2927-31. Epub 2005 Feb 15.
The Third Department of Internal Medicine and The Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan.


Serum hepatocyte growth factor and cancer mortality in an apparently healthy Japanese population.
J Epidemiol 2012 19;22(5):395-401. Epub 2012 May 19.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardio-Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.


Prevalence, antibiotic resistance, and extended-spectrum and AmpC β-lactamase productivity of Salmonella isolates from raw meat and seafood samples in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Int J Food Microbiol 2016 11 14;236:115-22. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
Department of Infectious Disease, Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Nakamichi, Osaka 537-0025, Japan; Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

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