Megumi Kanao

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BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related painful sensory neuropathies primarily consist of the HIV infection-related distal sensory polyneuropathy and antiretroviral toxic neuropathies. Pharmacotherapy provides only partial relief of pain in patients with HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome because little is known about the exact(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related neuropathic pain is a debilitating chronic condition that is severe and unrelenting. Despite the extensive research, the exact neuropathological mechanisms remain unknown, which hinders our ability to develop effective treatments. Loss of GABAergic tone may have an important role in the neuropathic pain state.(More)
It was confirmed by zymographic technique that 1 ml of normal human plasma possessed about 0. 2 IU of urokinase activity which is a high molecular weight form with a molecular weight of 53, 000. Plasma of an acute pancreatitis patient followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation possessed the same amount of urokinase activity as normal plasma, and was(More)
It was confirmed that esterolytic activity was significantly elevated in plasma of patients with acute pancreatitis, which correlated better with the stage of the disease than serum amylase level. Using the several column chromatography procedures, pancreatic kallikrein, trypsin and pancreatic elastase were separated and purified from alpha 2-macroglobulin(More)
While effective antiretroviral treatment makes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related death decreased dramatically, neuropathic pain becomes one of the most common complications in patients with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The exact mechanisms of HIV-related neuropathic pain are not well understood yet, and no effective therapy is for(More)