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Hepatitis C virus infection and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in Japan.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was determined in 146 adult patients with various types of glomerulonephritis and renal diseases monitored between 1990 and 1993. Serum HCVExpand
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The esophagus was totally examined in 264 autopsied cases and 61 operated cases, for a total of 325 cases, to clarify the histogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. EpithelialExpand
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Soluble Fas ligand and soluble Fas in ocular fluid of patients with uveitis
AIMS To investigate the presence of soluble Fas ligand (sFasL) and soluble Fas (sFas) in ocular fluid of patients with uveitis. METHODS Samples of aqueous humour (AH, n=17), vitreous fluid (n=9), andExpand
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[Distribution of BCG antigens in mouse-tumor cells].
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Influences of several antileprosy drugs on immunological state of experimental animals.
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A mutation in plasma platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (Val279Phe) is a genetic risk factor for cerebral hemorrhage but not for hypertension.
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) acetylhydrolase is an enzyme that inactivates PAF. Deficiency of this enzyme is caused by a missense mutation in the gene. We previously found a higher prevalence ofExpand
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Case report of amyloidosis-like glomerulopathy with hepatic involvement.
A few cases of nephrotic syndrome with the glomerular deposition of an amyloid-like material which did not stain with Congo red have been documented. But extrarenal deposits have not been previouslyExpand
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Elevated serum secretory IgA in patients with IgA nephropathy.
Serum secretory IgA was measured to elucidate the significance of secretory IgA in patients with IgA nephropathy. The levels of serum secretory IgA and IgA were, respectively, 6.8 +/- 3.5Expand
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Elevated salivary IgA in patients with IgA nephropathy.
Elevated Salivary IgA in Patients with IgA Nephropathy H. Yamabe K. Ozawa K. Fukushi H. Ohsawa N. Chiba K. Onodera 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki,Expand
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IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis with anterior uveitis.
Two patients with IgA nephropathy and a patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis each associated with anterior uveitis are described. As anterior uveitis accompanying IgA nephropathy improved,Expand
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