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Although macrophages are thought to be crucial for the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, how they are involved in disease progression from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is poorly understood. Here we report the unique histological structure termed "hepatic crown-like structures (hCLS)" in the mouse model of human NASH;(More)
Many attempts have been made to find novel therapeutic strategies for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), while their clinical efficacy is unclear. We have recently reported a novel rodent model of NASH using melanocortin 4 receptor-deficient (MC4R-KO) mice, which exhibit the sequence of events that comprise hepatic steatosis, liver fibrosis, and(More)
Indometacin farnesil (Indo-F) is a prodrug of indomethacin designed to reduce the occurrence of side-effects by esterification of the carboxyl group on indomethacin with farnesol. We have examined the pharmacological kinetics and action of Indo-F in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PBPNL) from patients with(More)
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