Kazuko Masuo

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Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and plasma norepinephrine concentrations predict subsequent weight gain and blood pressure elevation
    Kazuko Masuo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamada oka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Hypertension 42:474-80. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint beta2- and beta3-Adrenoceptor polymorphisms relate to subsequent weight gain and blood pressure elevation in obese normotensive individuals
    Hideki Kawaguchi
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:951-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Obesity-related hypertension: role of the sympathetic nervous system, insulin, and leptin
    Kazuko Masuo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamada oka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871 Japan
    Curr Hypertens Rep 4:112-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute hyperinsulinemia reduces plasma leptin levels in insulin-sensitive Japanese men
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 18:235-43. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint High plasma norepinephrine levels associated with beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms predict future renal damage in nonobese normotensive individuals
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Hypertens Res 30:503-11. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Beta2- and beta3-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms are related to the onset of weight gain and blood pressure elevation over 5 years
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Circulation 111:3429-34. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Rebound weight gain as associated with high plasma norepinephrine levels that are mediated through polymorphisms in the beta2-adrenoceptor
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 18:1508-16. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms relate to obesity through blunted leptin-mediated sympathetic activation
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 19:1084-91. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in sympathetic nervous activity: influence of body mass and blood pressure
    Elisabeth Lambert
    Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Hypertens 25:1411-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary weight loss on sympathetic activity and cardiac risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Nora E Straznicky
    Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Wynn Domain, Baker Heart Research Institute, P O Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5998-6005. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and plasma norepinephrine concentrations predict subsequent weight gain and blood pressure elevation
    Kazuko Masuo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamada oka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Hypertension 42:474-80. 2003
    ..These results demonstrate that serum uric acid and plasma norepinephrine concentrations predict subsequent weight gain and blood pressure elevation...
  2. ncbi request reprint beta2- and beta3-Adrenoceptor polymorphisms relate to subsequent weight gain and blood pressure elevation in obese normotensive individuals
    Hideki Kawaguchi
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:951-9. 2006
    ..beta2- and beta3-adrenoceptor polymorphisms could predict the future BP elevation and further weight gain-induced BP elevation in originally obese subjects...
  3. ncbi request reprint Obesity-related hypertension: role of the sympathetic nervous system, insulin, and leptin
    Kazuko Masuo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamada oka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871 Japan
    Curr Hypertens Rep 4:112-8. 2002
    ..A better understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity-related hypertension may help in prevention, treatment, and slowing of the cardiovascular complications of obesity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute hyperinsulinemia reduces plasma leptin levels in insulin-sensitive Japanese men
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 18:235-43. 2005
    ..These conditions are documented as insulin-resistant states with sympathetic overactivity. However, the relation between plasma insulin, leptin levels, and sympathetic nerve activity, especially after meals, has not been established...
  5. ncbi request reprint High plasma norepinephrine levels associated with beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms predict future renal damage in nonobese normotensive individuals
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Hypertens Res 30:503-11. 2007
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  6. ncbi request reprint Beta2- and beta3-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms are related to the onset of weight gain and blood pressure elevation over 5 years
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Circulation 111:3429-34. 2005
    ..Functional polymorphisms in the beta2- and beta3-adrenergic receptors have been reported to be associated with hypertension and obesity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Rebound weight gain as associated with high plasma norepinephrine levels that are mediated through polymorphisms in the beta2-adrenoceptor
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 18:1508-16. 2005
    ..The present study evaluates hormonal mechanisms and the relationship of beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms involved in individuals who regain weight after initially successful weight loss...
  8. ncbi request reprint Beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms relate to obesity through blunted leptin-mediated sympathetic activation
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 19:1084-91. 2006
    ..This study examines the associations of beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphism with relationships between plasma norepinephrine (NE) and leptin to evaluate further the mechanisms of obesity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in sympathetic nervous activity: influence of body mass and blood pressure
    Elisabeth Lambert
    Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Hypertens 25:1411-9. 2007
    ..We tested whether the sympathetic nervous system was differently affected in men and women by the body mass index (BMI), BP, leptin and weight loss...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary weight loss on sympathetic activity and cardiac risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Nora E Straznicky
    Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Wynn Domain, Baker Heart Research Institute, P O Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5998-6005. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Beta2-adrenoceptor polymorphisms relate to insulin resistance and sympathetic overactivity as early markers of metabolic disease in nonobese, normotensive individuals
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hypertens 18:1009-14. 2005
    ..To clarify the relevance of the beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms to insulin resistance, we studied their association with polymorphisms of beta2 (Arg16Gly, Gln27Glu) and beta3 (Trp64Arg) adrenoceptor genes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lys418Asn polymorphism of the alpha2-adrenoceptor gene relates to serum uric acid levels but not to insulin sensitivity
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, PO Box 6492 St Kilda Rd Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    Hypertension 46:144-50. 2005
    ..Although hyperuricemia is of known relevance to insulin resistance, it appears to have different genetic determinants from insulin resistance in terms of adrenoceptor polymorphisms...
  13. doi request reprint Leptin-receptor polymorphisms relate to obesity through blunted leptin-mediated sympathetic nerve activation in a Caucasian male population
    Kazuko Masuo
    Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Hypertens Res 31:1093-100. 2008
    ..We therefore hypothesize that leptin-receptor play a role in the development of obesity through leptin resistance and blunted leptin-mediated sympathetic nerve activity...