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...


  • 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. 2013 (in press).
  • DiLorenzo, A., Lin, M., Murata, T., Landskroner-Eiger, S., Schleicher, M., Kothiya, M., Iwakiri, Y., Yu, J., Huang, P., and Sessa, W. eNOS derived nitric oxide regulates endothelial barrier function via VE cadherin and Rho GTPases. Journal of Cell Science. 2013;126(Pt 24):5541-52.
  • Gattu, A., Iwakiri, Y., Chung, C. et al. Determination of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate by Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) Results in Increased Adiposity & Reduced Bone Mineral Content. FASEB J. 2013;27(11):4384-94.



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