E R Ashida

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Intravenous immunoglobulins are stable monomeric pooled human IgG preparations for therapeutic use. Three intravenous immunoglobulins licensed in the United States are generally therapeutically equivalent. Intravenous immunoglobulin is the preferred agent for replacement therapy for most patients with primary or secondary antibody immunodeficiency because(More)
Mitogen-stimulated human T cell activation is absolutely dependent on the participation of a nonresponding accessory cell. In populations of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, monocytes function as the requisite accessory cells. The possibility that cultured endothelial cells (EC) might also function as accessory cells was studied by examining the(More)
Human sperm and blood cells were cocultured in vitro to determine whether specific interactions occur between gametes and blood cells. Evidence for cell type-specific sperm binding and penetration of lymphocytes is presented together with findings that suggest that either or both events involve major histocompatibility complex-encoded class II molecules on(More)
The changes in insulin-induced growth hormone secretion and in serum cortisol level were studied in 3 cases of West syndrome. The ACTH therapy consisted of an eight weeks course with gradual tapering every two weeks. Daily administration of 12.5 or 25.0 micrograms per kg ACTH for two weeks suppressed an insulin-induced rise in serum GH. The patients who(More)
Effects of various fatty acids and fatty acyl CoA esters on Cu(2+)-induced conversion of xanthine dehydrogenase to oxidase in rabbit liver were examined. Cu2+ (2-10 microM) brought about the conversion of xanthine dehydrogenase to oxidase in a dose-dependent manner. Oleic, arachidonic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosahexaenoic acids (50-200 microM) prevented(More)
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