Keiko Gomita

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AIM Menopause and subsequent estrogen deficiency correlate with the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases in women. However, the relationship between estrogen deficiency and development of atherosclerosis with inflammatory infiltrates is not fully understood. We sought to determine whether perimenopausal women (PMW) exhibited T cell(More)
To the Editor: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by partial or complete occlusion of the pharynx during sleep, results in persistent inspiratory effort and interruption of airflow. During each episode of apnea, OSA patients develop increased transmural pressure in the aortic wall. Accordingly, to test the hypothesis that the presence of OSA would(More)
OBJECTIVE Statins reduce cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality, but their effects on inflammation in atherosclerosis are not fully understood. We investigated whether statins can modulate cytotoxic functions of CD4 T cells in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS Fresh CD4 T cells were isolated from 55 patients with ACS without(More)
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