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Bronchoalveolar Lavage with KL4-Surfactant in Models of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
As a model of the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) of human infants, adult rabbits and newborn rhesus monkeys received intratracheal instillation of human meconium to induce pulmonary injury.Expand
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Applicability of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Parameters in the Assessment of the Severity of Acute Pancreatitis
Objectives: To evaluate the clinical applicability of the determination of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) parameters in acute pancreatitis. Methods: The subjects for this study were 139Expand
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CXCL12/CXCR4 activation by cancer‐associated fibroblasts promotes integrin β1 clustering and invasiveness in gastric cancer
Cancer‐associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are reportedly involved in invasion and metastasis in several types of cancer, including gastric cancer (GC), through the stimulation of CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling.Expand
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Serine Protease Inhibitor Kazal Type 1 Promotes Proliferation of Pancreatic Cancer Cells through the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
Serine protease inhibitor, Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) is expressed not only in normal human pancreatic acinar cells but also in a variety of pancreatic ductal neoplasms. There are structural similaritiesExpand
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Predictive factors for platelet increase after partial splenic embolization in liver cirrhosis patients
Background and Aim:  Partial splenic embolization (PSE) is often performed for improving thrombocytopenia in cirrhotic patients. We investigated the largely unclear predictive factors for plateletExpand
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Oxysterol binding protein‐related protein‐5 is related to invasion and poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer
In previous studies, the gene expression profiles of two hamster pancreatic cancer cells with different potentials for invasion and metastasis were analyzed. In the present study, we identified thatExpand
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Autocrine Growth Effect of IL-8 and GRO&agr; on a Human Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line, Capan-1
A human pancreatic cancer cell line, Capan-1, secretes the chemokines interleukin-8 (IL-8) and growth-related oncogene alpha (GRO&agr;). Capan-1 cells also express the chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2),Expand
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Hepatic Stellate Cells May Relate to Progression of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
BackgroundAlthough cumulative evidence supports the fact that stromal myofibroblasts promote tumor progression, the influence of myofibroblasts on intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is unclear. WeExpand
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Lymphatic spreading pattern of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
BACKGROUND There have been very few reports on the pattern of lymphatic spread of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. This pattern was elucidated to help define the rational extent of radical lymph nodeExpand
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Human CC chemokine liver-expressed chemokine/CCL16 is a functional ligand for CCR1, CCR2 and CCR5, and constitutively expressed by hepatocytes.
Liver-expressed chemokine (LEC)/CCL16 is a human CC chemokine selectively expressed in the liver. Here, we investigated its receptor usage by calcium mobilization and chemotactic assays using mouseExpand
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