Akira Takinishi

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Herbal preparations are widely available and often regarded by the public as harmless remedies for a variety of medical ailments. However, some of these products or their metabolites can cause adverse effects such as liver damage. In this case report a 53-year-old female taking shou-wu-pian for 8 months presented with acute hepatitis. Histopathological(More)
MafA is a strong transactivator of insulin in pancreatic β cells. Elucidating the profile of MafA action in organs other than the pancreas is essential. We established an mRNA interference technique that modifies the level of target mRNAs in mice in vivo. After rapidly injecting MafA-siRNA, the resulting changes in the gene profile were analyzed using a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and aspirin are the major causes of gastric injury, and eradication of H. pylori can restore mucosal injury such as gastric ulcer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of low-dose aspirin on the healing process, determined by endoscopic features, after H. pylori eradication. METHODS(More)
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