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BACKGROUND IL-33 is clearly expressed in the airway of patients with asthma, but its role in asthma has not yet been fully understood. IL-17F is also involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the regulatory mechanisms of IL-17F expression remain to be defined. To further indentify the role of IL-33 in asthma, we investigated the expression of IL-17F(More)
We report a rare case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with subpleural curvilinear shadow. CT scan showed a patchy consolidation in the bilateral upper lungs. In addition, subpleural curvilinear shadow was found in the bilateral upper lungs. A bronchoalveolar lavage obtained from the right middle lobe showed 25 % eosinophils. Although very rare, we should(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of BP neural networks for source localization of MEG. Since the performance of this method does not depend on the complexity of brain parameters and source models, a homogeneous brain model and a single current dipole source are assumed for convenience. Localization accuracy was examined in relation to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to examine clinical and pathological features, treatment modality approaches in the elderly, especially in patients aged 80 years and older. METHODS From the databases at two educational hospitals during the period from January 1978 and December 2007, medical records of lung cancer patients were retrospectively(More)
We introduce a new approach to enable an open and public parallel machine which is accessible for multi users with multi jobs belong to different blocks running at the same time. The concept is required especially for parallel machines which are dedicated for public use as implemented at the LIPI Public Cluster. We have deployed the simplest technique by(More)
—We introduce the LIPI Public Cluster, the first parallel machine facility fully open for public and for free in Indonesia and surrounding countries. in this paper, we focus on explaining our globally new concept on open cluster, and how to realize and manage it to meet the users needs. We show that after 2 years trial running and several upgradings, the(More)
Cases of ossification and increased bone mineral density (BMD) at sites of bone metastasis following zoledronic acid (ZA) treatment have not been reported. The current study presents the case of a 65-year-old patient with lung adenocarci-noma and bone metastases in the lumbar vertebrae and femurs. Ossification and an increase in BMD at the metastatic sites(More)
BACKGROUND Increased expression of IL-17F has been noted in the airway of asthmatic patients, but its role in asthma has not been fully elucidated. Insulin-like growth FACTOR-I (IGF-I) is known to be involved in airway remodelling and inflammation, while its regulatory mechanisms remain to be defined. OBJECTIVE To further clarify the biological function(More)
IL-17F plays a crucial role in airway inflammatory diseases including asthma, but its function has not been fully elucidated. CCL20 is also involved in allergic airway inflammation, while its regulatory mechanisms remain to be defined. To further identify a novel role of IL-17F, the expression of CCL20 by IL-17F in bronchial epithelial cells and the(More)