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Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Induces Leptin Resistance
Leptin is an important circulating signal for inhibiting food intake and body weight gain. In recent years, “leptin resistance” has been considered to be one of the main causes of obesity. However,Expand
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Protected Areas in Tropical Africa: Assessing Threats and Conservation Activities
Numerous protected areas (PAs) have been created in Africa to safeguard wildlife and other natural resources. However, significant threats from anthropogenic activities and decline of wildlifeExpand
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Non-conceptive Sexual Interactions in Monkeys, Apes, and Dolphins
Primates and dolphins exhibit comparable examples of all categories of non-conceptive sexual behaviors, including sexual interactions involving immature individuals, those involving individuals ofExpand
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Faecal particle size in free-ranging primates supports a ‘rumination’ strategy in the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus)
Abstract In mammalian herbivores, faecal particle size indicates chewing efficiency. Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) are foregut fermenters in which regurgitation and remastication (i.e.Expand
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Autopsy case of systemic sclerosis with severe pulmonary hypertension
We report an autopsy case of a 60‐year‐old Japanese woman who died 27 years after the onset of systemic sclerosis and 4 years after the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. OralExpand
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Harlequin sign (hemifacial flushing and contralateral hypohidrosis) in a 4-year-old girl with Horner syndrome.
We report a Japanese infant with Horner syndrome whose clinical examination and testing suggested the location of the causative lesion. A 4-year-old Japanese girl had an acquired right ocular ptosisExpand
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Successful treatment of cutaneous lesions in juvenile dermatomyositis with high‐dose intravenous immunoglobulin
more importantly, whether or not the disease had been controlled by these agents is not stated. We would recommend that topical steroids remain the firstline treatment for genital lichen sclerosus asExpand
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Acrogeria (Gottron type): a vascular disorder?
We report a 27‐year‐old Japanese man with the peculiar clinical features of acrogeria. He had had perniosis since early childhood. Prominent atrophic skin changes over the hands, hallux valgus,Expand
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Pityriasis Circinata Toyama Successfully Treated with High‐Concentration Tacalcitol Ointment
To the Editor: We describe here a case of pityriasis circinata Toyama whose cutaneous lesions were remarkably improved with topical high-concentration tacalcitol. This disease is a rare dermatosisExpand
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Adult‐onset Still's disease complicated by multiple cranial nerve palsy and hypothyroidism
Dear Editor, A 36-year-old woman was hospitalized in February 2004 due to a 3-week history of intermittent fever, swelling of the cervical lymph nodes and skin rash. Physical examination revealedExpand
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