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Focal Treatment of Acne Scars With Trichloroacetic Acid: Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars Method
BACKGROUNDAcne scarring is a common complication of acne and yet no appropriate and effective single treatment modality has been developed. We suggest a technique consisting of the focal applicationExpand
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Repression of the miR-143/145 cluster by oncogenic Ras initiates a tumor-promoting feed-forward pathway.
Although activating mutations in RAS oncogenes are known to result in aberrant signaling through multiple pathways, the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the Ras oncogenic program remains poorlyExpand
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Association of stress with symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
Psychological stress and atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms appear to form a vicious cycle. This study compared the degree of stress and impairment of dermatology life quality between patients with ADExpand
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The gene for alternative oxidase-2 (AOX2) from Arabidopsis thaliana consists of five exons unlike other AOX genes and is transcribed at an early stage during germination.
We investigated the expressions of genes for alternative oxidase (AOX1a, AOX1b, AOX1c and AOX2) and genes for cytochrome c oxidase (COX5b and COX6b) during germination of Arabidopsis thaliana, andExpand
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Human α-enolase from endothelial cells as a target antigen of anti–endothelial cell antibody in Behçet's disease
Objective To identify and recombine a protein of the human dermal microvascular endothelial cell (HDMEC) that specifically reacts with anti–endothelial cell antibody (AECA) in the serum ofExpand
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Efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
BACKGROUND Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergen-SIT) is the only treatment directed at the cause of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. However, there is controversy over the use of SIT for patientsExpand
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Thymic stromal lymphopoietin-activated invariant natural killer T cells trigger an innate allergic immune response in atopic dermatitis.
BACKGROUND Although invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells have been shown to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of asthma, the role of iNKT cells in atopic dermatitis (AD) has not been wellExpand
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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis in 27 Korean Patients: Single Center Experience
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease with unclear etiology, which is characterized by chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum. This study was performed to investigate theExpand
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The influence of pregnancy and menstruation on the deterioration of atopic dermatitis symptoms.
BACKGROUND Female patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) often experience cutaneous deterioration associated with their pregnancy or menstrual cycle. OBJECTIVE We wanted to determine the prevalenceExpand
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Clinical and pathological features of generalized granuloma annulare with their correlation: a retrospective multicenter study in Korea.
BACKGROUND Generalized granuloma annulare (GGA) is a benign skin disorder of an unknown etiology. Though some cases of GGA have been reported, few systemic reviews of the clinical and pathologicalExpand
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