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Highly purified murine interleukin 5 (IL-5) stimulates eosinophil function and prolongs in vitro survival. IL-5 as an eosinophil chemotactic factor
- Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Hayashi, +7 authors K. Takatsu
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of experimental medicine
- 1 May 1988
The recent molecular cloning of the complementary DNA encoding T cell-- replacing factor (TRF) has demonstrated that a single molecule is responsible for B cell growth factor II (BCGF-II) activity… Expand
Existence of TT Virus DNA in Extracellular Body Fluids from Normal Healthy Japanese Subjects
Although recent studies indicate a high prevalence (12–92%) of TT virus (TTV) DNA in sera of healthy Japanese individuals, there is a paucity of information regarding the route of transmission of… Expand
Immunologic assessment of host defense impairment in patients with septic multiple organ failure: relationship between complement activation and changes in neutrophil function.
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of gram-negative sepsis-induced multiple organ failure (MOF) remains to be elucidated. METHODS Blood samples were obtained from eleven patients with septic MOF, three… Expand
Significant prolongation of disease-free period gained by oral polysaccharide K (PSK) administration after curative surgical operation of colorectal cancer
- M. Torisu, Yoshihiko Hayashi, +8 authors K. Nomoto
- Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy
- 1 September 1990
SummaryTo examine the clinical efficacy and the mechanism of action of polysaccharide K (PSK), a proteinbound polysaccharide extracted from a Basidiomycetes fungus, a randomized double-blind trial… Expand
Phospholipase A2 mediates nitric oxide production by alveolar macrophages and acute lung injury in pancreatitis.
- Yoshiharu Tsukahara, T. Morisaki, Y. Horita, M. Torisu, M. Tanaka
- Annals of surgery
- 1 March 1999
OBJECTIVE Reportedly, nitric oxide (NO) derived from alveolar macrophages (AMs) and increased serum phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity are associated with the pathogenesis of lung injury in acute… Expand
Malignant tumor and eosinophils: I. Prognostic significance in gastric cancer
A prospective study with 647 gastric cancer was performed. Resected tumor specimens from 647 patients were examined with respect to eosinophil infiltration. Infiltration of the primary tumor by… Expand
A possible role of TGF-β in the formation of malignant effusions
The detailed mechanisms underlying the formation of malignant effusions are incompletely defined. In order to determine whether transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) would contribute to the formation… Expand
Pilonidal sinus on the neck
A recurrent nuchal abscess was treated in a 21-year-old obese young man with a total excision of the lesion. In the histopathological findings, many similarities were found between this lesion and… Expand
New approach to management of malignant ascites with a streptococcal preparation, OK-432. I. Improvement of host immunity and prolongation of survival.
New approach to management of malignant ascites with a streptococcal preparation, OK-432. II. Intraperitoneal inflammatory cell-mediated tumor cell destruction.
Twelve patients with malignant ascites caused by gastric cancer were treated with intraperitoneal injections of a streptococcal preparation, OK-432. All had resolution of the ascites after OK-432… Expand