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A previously healthy 8-month-old girl developed exanthem subitum and acute encephalopathy with status epilepticus, quadriplegia and bilateral abducens nerve palsies. Human herpesvirus-6 DNA was found in the cerebrospinal fluid by the polymerase chain reaction at the acute stage. Cranial computed tomography showed low density areas in the thalami and in the(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of tea catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) on established biofilms and biofilm formation by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major pathogen of periodontal disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Biofilm cell survival was measured using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence. In the presence of EGCg, the(More)
UNLABELLED Protease inhibitors, such as ulinastatin and gabexate mesilate, are widely used for the patients in shock state. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of these protease inhibitors on renal protection and coagulofibrinolytic disorders. The obtained results were as follows: 1. Ulinastatin studies. 1) Beta 2-microglobulin (BMG)(More)
Histogenesis of the mouse gastric mucosa and the distribution of epithelial cells capable of proliferation were studied by light microscopy, autoradiography with 3H-thymidine and electron microscopy. The formation of the gland begins on day 14 of gestation, while morphological signs of epithelial cell differentiation begin on day 15. The cell types include(More)
Expression of common gamma chain (gammac) on monocytes was studied in five carriers of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) and two X-SCID patients who underwent cord blood stem cell transplantation (CBSCT). Flow cytometric analysis revealed that both gammac-negative and positive monocytes co-existed in X-SCID carriers, whereas no(More)