Yasuko Iwakiri PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases


Research Interests

Portal hypertension; Nitric oxide; S-nitrosylation; CD147 (EMMPRIN, Basigin); Reticulon 4B (Nogo-B); Liver fibrosis; Liver regeneration; Vascular biology  more...


Education

  • B.S., Miyazaki University, Japan, 1988
  • M.S., Oregon State University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Iwakiri, Y. Pathophysiology of portal hypertension. Clinics Digestive Diseases. 2014 (in press).
  • Jozsef, L., Tashiro, K., Kuo, A., Park, E., Skoura, A., Albinsson, S., Rivera-Molina, F., Harrison, K.D., Iwakiri, Y., Toomre, D., and Sessa, W.C. Reticluon 4 is necessary for ER tubulation, STIM1-Orai1 coupling and store-operated calcium entry.J Biol Chem. 2014; 289(13):9380-95.
  • Gattu, A.K., Birkenfeld, A.L., Protiva, P., Church, C., Jay, S., Saltzman, M., Doll, J., Cornwell, M., Crawford, S.E., Iwakiri, Y., Samuel, V.T., and Chung, C. Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) Blunts IL-1ß-Mediated Inflammation in Hepatocytes to Maintain Metabolic Homeostasis. Endocrinology.2014; 155(4):1373-85.

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