Kyoko Terashita

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OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND Pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Various factors have been intensely studied to define the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis in sarcoidosis. Endothelin (ET) consists of three isoforms and is known for its potent vasoconstrictor properties. ET plays an important role in the(More)
We investigated the potential usefulness of vesnarinone, a novel cytokine inhibitor, for the treatment of lung fibrosis using a murine model of bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Mice were fed a control diet (n=42), or a diet containing low (n=42) or high (n=42) dose of vesnarinone. Dietary intake of vesnarinone minimized the BLM toxicity as(More)
Little is known about why patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are susceptible to bacterial infections. Using an animal model of pulmonary emphysema, we investigated the inflammatory responses to bacterial infection. After intratracheal infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae (10(3)-10(7) cfu/mouse), the control mice did not die. However, the(More)
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