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BACKGROUND Theophylline not only dilates the bronchi, but also modulates the production of proinflammatory cytokines and inhibits inflammation. Theophylline exerts an antiinflammatory effect on allergic inflammation through inhibition of NF-kappaB activation in mast cells. However, the action of theophylline on monocytes/macrophages and T cells is unknown.(More)
BACKGROUND The authors clarified the clinical significance of the measurement of serum concentrations of specific IgE antibodies to staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) A- and SEB in atopic dermatitis (AD). METHODS The serum concentrations of SEA- and SEB-specific IgE antibodies in 140 pediatric patients with AD were measured with an immuno CAP(More)
We showed IgG immune response against endothelial antigens in sera obtained from convalescent Kawasaki disease (KD) patients after recovery from the disease during the follow-up period using serological analysis of recombinant cDNA expression library (SEREX) methodology. We identified 46 antigens represented by 69 clones by immunoscreening of a cDNA(More)
By serologic identification of antigens by recombinant expression cloning (SEREX) analysis using an autologous lung adenocarcinoma cell line, OU-LU-6, as a cDNA library source, we demonstrated that XAGE-1 was the dominant antigen recognized by serum from a patient. By immunoscreening, we obtained 38 positive cDNA clones consisting of 16 genes designated as(More)
A 70-year-old man underwent right nephrectomy for clear cell renal carcinoma in 1985. After nephrectomy, he was routinely followed up as an outpatient. Solitary chest tumor was detected on pulmonary CT in 2005. A wedge resection of pulmonary tumor was performed under diagnosis of primary lung cancer. The histological feature was not of primary lung cancer,(More)
Rotavirus A (RVA) causes acute diarrhea in children as well as animals. As part of a cross-sectional study of children less than 5 years of age hospitalized for acute diarrhea in Vietnam during a 15-month period (2007-2008), 322 (43.5%) of 741 fecal specimens contained RVA with 92% either G1P[8] or G3P[8]. This study was undertaken to further characterize(More)
Rotavirus A (RVA) strains, a leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in children worldwide, commonly possess the Wa or DS-1 genotype constellations. During a hospital-based study conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam, in the 2012-2013 rotavirus season, G1P[8] strains with a virtually identical short RNA migration pattern were detected in 20 (14%) of 141(More)
The pharmacokinetic profile of S(-)-hydroxyhexamide (S-HH), a pharmacologically active metabolite of acetohexamide, was examined in male and female rats. S-HH was eliminated more rapidly from plasma in the males than in the females. A significant sex difference was observed in the pharmacokinetic parameters of S-HH in rats. Testectomy caused significant(More)
BACKGROUND Ketotic hypoglycemia is the most common cause of recurrent hypoglycemia in early childhood but its etiology is poorly understood. Elimination diets have been used for the prevention or treatment of some allergic diseases; however, these diets entail a risk to the normal nutrition and growth of children. The present study investigated whether(More)
In previous studies, we showed that a high-dose intake of green tea polyphenol (GP) induced a hepatospecific decrease in the expression and activity of the drug-metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). In this study, we examined whether this decrease in CYP3A expression is induced by epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is the main component of GP.(More)