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Anti-inflammatory activity of probiotic Bifidobacterium: enhancement of IL-10 production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from ulcerative colitis patients and inhibition of IL-8 secretion in
AIM To determine the anti-inflammatory activity of probiotic Bifidobacteria in Bifidobacteria-fermented milk (BFM) which is effective against active ulcerative colitis (UC) and exacerbations of UC,Expand
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Accelerated healing of duodenal ulcers by oral administration of a mutein of basic fibroblast growth factor in rats.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Human basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is an endothelial mitogen that stimulates angiogenesis and proliferation of other cells such as fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells. AfterExpand
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Intracisternal thyrotropin‐releasing hormone‐induced vagally mediated gastric protection against ethanol lesions: Central and peripheral mechanisms
Abstract The vagus is involved in mediating gastric cytoprotection and adaptive cytoprotection. However, the central and peripheral mechanisms through which the vagus expresses its action are stillExpand
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Oral peppermint oil is a useful antispasmodic for double‐contrast barium meal examination
Background and Aim:  Intraluminally administered peppermint oil (PO) is reportedly a safe and useful antispasmodic for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and double‐contrast barium enema. The aim of this studyExpand
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Improvement of chronic nonspecific symptoms by long-term minocycline treatment in Japanese patients with Coxiella burnetii infection considered to have post-Q fever fatigue syndrome.
OBJECTIVE To address the presence of post-Q fever fatigue syndrome (post-QFS) in Japan, and to evaluate the efficacy of minocycline for this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 20 Coxiella burnetiiExpand
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Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome with antibiotics: pilot study assessing the involvement of Coxiella burnetii infection.
OBJECTIVE To examine whether Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) is involved in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), we administered tetracycline antibiotics to subjects with CFS, and followed changes inExpand
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Newly Developed Antibiotic Combination Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Trial
OBJECTIVES:Fusobacterium varium may contribute to ulcerative colitis (UC). We conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled multicenter trial to determine whether antibiotic combination therapy inducesExpand
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Role of peripheral capsaicin-sensitive neurons and CGRP in central vagally mediated gastroprotective effect of TRH.
We investigated in conscious rats the role of capsaicin-sensitive neurons and alpha-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), the form preferentially expressed in capsaicin sensory neurons, inExpand
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Effects of growth factors and trefoil peptides on migration and replication in primary oxyntic cultures.
Restitution, the lateral migration of cells over an intact basement membrane, maintains mucosal integrity. We studied the regulation of migration and proliferation of enzyme-dispersed canine oxynticExpand
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Low doses of TRH analogue act in the dorsal motor nucleus to induce gastric protection in rats.
Mechanisms involved in central thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) analogue RX-77368-induced prevention of gastric lesions were investigated in urethan-anesthetized rats. Gastric lesions were inducedExpand
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