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Tumor‐infiltrating myeloid‐derived suppressor cells are pleiotropic‐inflamed monocytes/macrophages that bear M1‐ and M2‐type characteristics
Here, tumor‐infiltrating CD11b+ myelomonocytoid cells in murine colon adenocarcinoma‐38 and GL261 murine glioma were phenotypically characterized. Over 90% were of the CD11b+F4/80+Expand
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Ethnoentomology of the Central Kalahari San
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Extracellular signal-regulated kinase and Akt activation play a critical role in the process of hepatocyte growth factor-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has recently been studied to elucidate mechanisms of the liver metastatic process. We investigated EMT in the process of liver metastasis and the effects ofExpand
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Feasting on insects
Insects are an important natural resource, both for self‐sufficiency and as commercial food products in many parts of the world. The use of edible insects reflects regional preferences andExpand
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Five new Simplicillium species (Cordycipitaceae) from soils in Tokyo, Japan
Eighteen Simplicillium isolates were discovered from soil samples collected on the Honshu, Bonin, and Izu islands in areas under the jurisdiction of Tokyo, Japan. Using a combination ofExpand
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Penicillium viticola, a new species isolated from a grape in Japan
A new monoverticillate Penicillium species (subgenus Aspergilloides Dierckx), Penicillium viticola, was isolated from a grape cultivated in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Morphologically, P. viticolaExpand
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Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors is closely related to the histological grade of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Angiogenesis is important for tumor growth, and is regulated by angiogenetic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In the present study, we investigated whether or not expressionExpand
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Serum cytokine levels in response to hepatic cryoablation
Cryogenic treatment sometimes stimulates the immune system by releasing intracellular antigens. We evaluated anti‐tumor immune response by analyzing alterations in serum cytokine levels.
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Volvulus of the gall bladder diagnosed by ultrasonography, computed tomography, coronal magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography.
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with the complaint of right upper quadrant pain. Upon physical examination the vital signs of the patient were within normal ranges. UltrasonographyExpand
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Calpinactam, a new anti-mycobacterial agent, produced by Mortierella alpina FKI-4905
Calpinactam, a new anti-mycobacterial agent, was isolated from the culture broth of a fungal strain Mortierella alpina FKI-4905 by solvent extraction, octadecyl silane column chromatography andExpand
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