Kazuhisa Asai

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BACKGROUND Angiogenesis has recently attracted considerable attention as a component of airway remodeling in bronchial asthma. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is highly expressed in(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking-induced oxidative stress is known to be a key mechanism in COPD pathogenesis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a central transcription factor that(More)
N(epsilon) -(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) expression is selectively present in the lower respiratory tract. We compared CML levels in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) between 19 asthmatics and 10 normal(More)