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Interaction of ligand-receptor system between stromal-cell-derived factor-1 and CXC chemokine receptor 4 in human prostate cancer: a possible predictor of metastasis.
Interaction of ligand-receptor systems between stromal-cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is closely involved in the organ specificity of cancer metastasis. WeExpand
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Increased prevalence and clonal dissemination of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with the blaIMP-1 gene cassette in Hiroshima.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the dissemination of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL)-encoding genes among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates recovered from majorExpand
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A Novel Protein, CHRONO, Functions as a Core Component of the Mammalian Circadian Clock
Two independent studies, one of them using a computational approach, identified CHRONO, a gene shown to modulate the activity of circadian transcription factors and alter circadian behavior in mice.
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Select types of supporting cell in the inner ear express aquaporin‐4 water channel protein
Aquaporins (AQPs) confer a high water permeability on cell membranes and play important parts in secretory and absorptive epithelia in kidney and other organs. Here we investigate whether AQPs areExpand
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The effect of niacinamide on reducing cutaneous pigmentation and suppression of melanosome transfer
Summary Background Cutaneous hyperpigmentation occurs in multiple conditions. In addition, many Asian women desire a lighter skin colour. Thus, there is a need for the development of skin lighteningExpand
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Restoration of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 has a tumor-suppressive activity through induction of apoptosis in human prostate cancer.
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 (IGFBP-rP1), a member of the IGFBP super family, is down-regulated at the mRNA level in several solid cancers. We hypothesize thatExpand
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Lower urinary tract symptoms and risk of prostate cancer in Japanese men
Aim: Our aim was to investigate whether or not men with lower urinary tract symptoms are at increased risk of prostate cancer.
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Impact of radical perineal prostatectomy on urinary continence and quality of life: A longitudinal study of Japanese patients
Aim: We used self‐completed questionnaires to obtain a longitudinal assessment of urinary continence and urinary, bowel, and sexual domain‐related quality of life (QOL) in Japanese patientsExpand
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Local anesthesia during 10 core biopsy of the prostate: comparison of 2 methods.
PURPOSE We investigated the effectiveness of a new method, intraprostatic administration of local anesthesia vs traditional periprostatic injection for decreasing the discomfort caused by transrectalExpand
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Inguinal hernia after radical perineal prostatectomy: comparison with the retropubic approach.
OBJECTIVES To clarify the characteristics of inguinal hernia (IH) after radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) compared with that after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS WeExpand
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