Yasuo Ido, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Education: MD, PhD, Hirosaki University

Areas of Interest: Dr. Ido has shown that sustained hyperglycemia causes increases in malonyl CoA, insulin resistance, and programmed cell death (apoptosis) in these cells. In addition, activation of AMPK by the drug AICAR or by molecular biological means prevents these events from occurring. Dr. Ido has found evidence that free fatty acids, as well as glucose, may contribute to vascular damage in diabetes and that here, too, AMPK activation can exert a protective effect. He has shown that AMPK’s protective effect may be related to its ability to decrease oxidative stress and NFB-mediated gene expression.

September 29, 2016
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine