Isao Miyakawa

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Most of the current medical treatments for endometriosis aim to down-regulate the estrogen activity. However, a high recurrence rate after medical treatments has been the most significant problem. Bufalin is a major digoxin-like immunoreactive component isolated from the skin and parotid venom glands of toad and is considered an apoptosis-inducing agent. To(More)
It has been demonstrated that human endometrial epithelial cells (EEC) and stromal cells (ESC) produce a variety of chemokines in vivo and in vitro. To evaluate the expression of macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-3alpha in endometrial cells, the production of MIP-3alpha by an EEC line, HHUA, and cultured ESC stimulated with various inflammatory(More)
The aim of this study was to quantitate of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and angiogenin in follicular fluid (FF) and to correlate the levels of these substances with oocyte maturation. FF were aspirated from women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Sera were collected from women with normal(More)
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