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Diabetic Complications

Research Topic

Research Background

In recent years, the number of diabetic patients has been increasing rapidly both in Japan and overseas, and diabetes-specific complications can lead to blindness, renal failure, and amputation of lower limbs. Since these diabetic complications are not accompanied by subjective symptoms until serious complications develop, it is important to monitor changes in disease stage in daily medical practice, but there is a lack of reliable metabolic markers.


Development of diagnostic indices (biomarkers) that reflect the stage, prognosis, and progression of diabetic complications, and elucidation of the pathogenesis of diabetic complications with a focus on biomarkers.


Main Staff

Director Yasushi Kaburagi
Director, Office of Chronic Disorders Research Hiroyuki Kubota
Research Fellows Wakiko Iwata
Kahoru Kouno
Chika Sasaki
Research Assistants Nami Hosaka
Chikako Kanehira
Tami Kurishita
Tomoko Inoue
Emi Ito
Research Institute
Diabetes Research Center
The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
International virus infectious disease research center
Project Research
National Center for Global Health and Medicin