Koichiro Omura

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INTRODUCTION B cell-activating factor of the tumor necrosis factor family (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) play a crucial role in B cell development, survival, and antibody production. Here we analyzed the serum levels of BAFF and APRIL and their respective clinical associations in patients with an immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related disease(More)
  A 48-year-old woman had suffered from a fever and general fatigue, and visited the other hospital for fever elevation in November 2013, at which time interstitial lung disease was revealed. In January 2014, she experienced an eruption in the hand and developed peripheral blood flow damage. Under a diagnosis of adult Still's disease, the patient was(More)
1. Sequential bilateral carotid artery ligation (BCL) separated by a 1 week interval was performed on 5 month spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) (i.e. SHRSR-B1/Izm) and the developmental course of hypertension and cerebrovascular lesions in advanced age were analysed as compared with those in age-matched sham-operated controls. 2. Behavioural activity(More)
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