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BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in remission often experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms. We investigated the mechanism for intestinal muscle hypercontractility seen in T-cell-induced enteropathy in recovery phase. METHODS BALB/c mice were treated with an anti-CD3 antibody (100 microg per mouse) and euthanized at(More)
The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is considerably increased in statin users with end-stage renal failure (ESRF). Uremic toxins, which accumulate in patients with ESRF, exert cytotoxic effects that are mediated by various mechanisms. Therefore, accumulation of uremic toxins might increase statin-induced cytotoxicity. The purpose of this study was to(More)
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