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Direct measurement of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in serum with polyethylene glycol-modified enzymes and sulfated alpha-cyclodextrin.
We have developed an automated method for measuring high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol in serum without prior separation, using polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified enzymes and sulfatedExpand
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Homogeneous assay for measuring low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in serum with triblock copolymer and alpha-cyclodextrin sulfate.
We have developed a fully automated method for measuring LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) in human serum without the need for prior separation, using a nonionic surfactant, polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropyleneExpand
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Measurement of total and differential white blood cell counts in synovial fluid by means of an automated hematology analyzer.
We developed a rapid and accurate method for quantifying total and differential white blood cell (WBC) counts by pretreating synovial fluid with hyaluronidase and using an automated hematologyExpand
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Midkine as a prognostic biomarker in oral squamous cell carcinoma
The aim of this study was to evaluate serum midkine (S-MK) concentrations as a prognostic tumour marker in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We measured S-MK concentrations in patients with OSCCExpand
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Automated immunoturbidimetric analysis of six plasma apolipoproteins: Correlation with radial immunodiffusion assays
We measured six apolipoproteins (apo AI, AII, B, CII, CIII, and E) by turbidimetric method using an automatic discrete biochemical analyzer and commercially available antisera. The turbidimetricExpand
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Development of a homogeneous assay to measure remnant lipoprotein cholesterol.
BACKGROUND Quantification of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TRL) remnants is useful for risk assessment of coronary artery disease and the diagnosis of type III hyperlipoproteinemia. Although anExpand
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Differential regulation of IL‐23 production in M1 macrophages by TIR8/SIGIRR through TLR4‐ or TLR7/8‐mediated signaling
HighlightsSIGIRR is a negative regulator of TLR4 signaling.SIGIRR is a positive regulator of TLR7/8 signaling.SIGIRR deficiency promotes IRF4 expression.SIGIRR deficiency modulates IL‐23 expressionExpand
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Differences in reaction specificity toward lipoprotein X and abnormal LDL among 6 homogeneous assays for LDL-cholesterol.
BACKGROUND We investigated the reaction specificity toward cholesterol in lipoprotein X (Lp-X) and abnormal LDL among 6 homogeneous assays for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) based onExpand
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Neutrophil elastase enhances IL-12p40 production by lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages via transactivation of the PAR-2/EGFR/TLR4 signaling pathway.
Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) are involved in innate immune responses and signaling cross-talk between these receptor molecules has the potential to augmentExpand
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Chemokine profiles of human visceral adipocytes from cryopreserved preadipocytes: Neutrophil activation and induction of nuclear factor-kappa B repressing factor.
AIMS In obesity, infiltration of adipose tissue by proinflammatory immune cells causes chronic low-grade inflammation. We investigated the chemokine profiles of human visceral adipocytes by theExpand
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