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OBJECTIVES It was suggested that glucocorticoid exerts cell-specific effects on thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) gene expression at the transcriptional level. Although there is no typical palindromic glucocorticoid response element (GRE) on the rat TRH gene promoter, a perfect GRE half-site is found between -205 bp and -211 bp. We investigated whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of pregnancy on patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS A total of 190 women with NMOSD were enrolled from 7 referral hospitals in 4 countries. We reviewed medical records and used a structured questionnaire to investigate gravidity, parity, and the number of relapses during the 2 years(More)
3-Deazaadenosine (DZA), one of the potent inhibitors of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase, is known to possess several biological properties including an induction of apoptosis. To evaluate a possibility that DZA may be utilized for the treatment of human leukemia, we studied molecular events of cell death induced by DZA in human leukemia HL-60 and U-937(More)
Atopic myelitis is defined as myelitis with atopic diasthesis but the cause is still unknown. Toxocariasis is one of the common causes of hyperIgEaemia that may lead to neurologic manifestations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sero-prevalence of Toxocara specific IgG Ab among the atopic myelitis patients. We evaluated the medical records of(More)
It is known that anti GD1b antibody bind to the cerebellar granular layer or spinocerebellar Ia fiber. We recently encountered a patient of Guillain Barr syndrome (GBS) showing marked cerebellar ataxia and relatively mild quadriparesis but completely intact extraocular eye movement. Markedly high IgG anti GD1b antibody titer was identified from the(More)
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