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Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for multiple sclerosis (MS), is a paralytic disease of the central nervous system (CNS) mediated by T-lymphocytes reactive to myelin basic protein (MBP). Lewis rats actively immunized with fragment 68 to 82 of guinea pig MBP develop a monophasic disease with spontaneous recovery. Lymphocyte(More)
Excessive fibrin deposition in the peritoneum is thought to be involved in the development of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS), an important cause of morbidity and mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. We investigated fibrin-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of peritoneal mesothelial cells (PMCs) as a possible mechanism of(More)
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