Kazuaki Shimizu

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BACKGROUND In hemodialysis patients, adynamic bone disease has been reported to be closely associated with low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) due to exposure to high levels of serum calcium following the administration of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or vitamin D agents. This study was conducted to clarify the therapeutic effect of a non-calcemic(More)
Short running title; Immunosuppressive monocytes contribute to lupus. abstract Objective. Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have been identified as immunosuppressive cells in tumor related inflammation. However, the pathogenesis of MDSCs for autoimmune disease has not been investigated yet. The aim of this study is to address whether MDSCs contribute(More)
A synthesis is reported of 17-hydroxyprogesterone, labeled with four atoms of deuterium at ring C and suitable for use as an internal standard for isotope dilution mass spectrometry. Base-catalyzed equilibration of methyl 3 alpha-acetoxy-12-oxo-cholanate (III) with 2H2O, followed by reduction of the 12-oxo group by the modified Wolff-Kisher method using(More)
Bile acids in serum, urine and dialysate of 8 patients with renal failure in chronic hemodialysis were analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The following results were obtained: 1. Lithocholic acid, 3 beta-hydroxy-5-cholen-24-oic acid, deoxycholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid, ursodeoxycholic acid, and cholic acid were(More)
New Mg 2 Si-based multilayer structures were proposed for XRF analysis of the light elements from magnesium to nitrogen. These structures contain two, three or more different layer materials in a single period. The additional third, fourth, etc, layer was introduced for improving performance as well as for application dependent performance flexibility.(More)
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