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Hyperuricemia is independently associated with endothelial dysfunction in postmenopausal women but not in premenopausal women
  1. Tatsuya Maruhashi1,
  2. Ayumu Nakashima2,
  3. Junko Soga1,
  4. Noritaka Fujimura1,
  5. Naomi Idei1,
  6. Shinsuke Mikami1,
  7. Yumiko Iwamoto1,
  8. Masato Kajikawa1,
  9. Takeshi Matsumoto1,
  10. Takayuki Hidaka1,
  11. Yasuki Kihara1,
  12. Kazuaki Chayama3,
  13. Chikara Goto4,
  14. Kensuke Noma5,
  15. Hirofumi Tomiyama6,
  16. Bonpei Takase7,
  17. Akira Yamashina6,
  18. Yukihito Higashi2,5
  1. 1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan
  2. 2Division of Regeneration and Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
  3. 3Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  4. 4Hirohsima International University, Hiroshima, Japan
  5. 5Department of Cardiovascular Regeneration and Medicine, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  6. 6The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
  7. 7Division of Biomedical Engineering, National Defense Medical College Research Institute, Tokorozawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Professor Yukihito Higashi; yhigashi{at}

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