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A 53-year-old woman had demonstrated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) since 1978. Although she was treated with prednisolone for ITP and oral iron compounds for IDA, neither ITP nor IDA showed any improvement. Since her (13)C-urea breath test was positive, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy was(More)
16 S-[2,3-bis(palmitoyl)propyl]cysteine (Pam2) lipopeptides act as toll-like receptor (TLR)2/6 ligands and activate natural killer (NK) cells and dendritic cells (DCs) to produce inflammatory cytokines and cytotoxic NK activity in vitro. However, in this study, we found that systemic injection of Pam2 lipopeptides was not effective for the suppression of(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-reverse seroconversion (RS) following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a frequent late-onset complication in recipients with previous HBV infection. We followed 38 allo-HSCT recipients with previous HBV infection, and conducted posttransplant HB vaccine intervention in 13 recipients. First, we(More)
The prognosis of patients who relapse with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after undergoing stem cell transplantation (SCT) is poor. There exist some treatments for relapsed AML; however, almost all treatments are associated with a high level of regimen-related toxicities (RRTs). The RRT of donor lymphocyte infusion is lower than that of other treatments;(More)
Given an edge-weighted rooted tree T and a positive integer p (n), where n is the number of vertices in T , we cover all vertices in T by a set of p subtrees each of which contains the root r of T. The minmax rooted-tree cover problem asks to find such a set of p subtrees so as to minimize the maximum weight of the subtrees in the set. In this paper, we(More)
Evidence is accumulating that dendritic cells (DCs) from the intestines have the capacity to induce Foxp3(+)CD4(+) regulatory T cells (T-regs) and regulate immunity versus tolerance in the intestines. However, the contribution of DCs to controlling immunity versus tolerance in the oral cavity has not been addressed. Here, we report that DCs from the oral(More)
A new optical VPN configuration is proposed for implementation on a WDM PON that uses wavelength routers with multi stage AWGs. The proposed configuration offers the features of scalability and network security. The configuration is verified in terms of wavelength function by using the wavelength transfer matrix method. Network size, or scalability, is(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the binding affinity of bunazosin and dorzolamide to synthetic melanin relative to that of timolol. METHODS Synthetic melanin was prepared from dopa by the action of tyrosinase. Timolol, dorzolamide, and bunazosin were incubated separately at a concentration of 10(-4) M in 2 ml of 0.066 M phosphate buffer(More)