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The QR regressor tumour (QR-32), a fibrosarcoma which is unable to grow progressively in normal syngeneic C57BL/6 mice, was able to grow progressively in 13 out of 22 mice (59%) when it was subcutaneously coimplanted with gelatin sponge. We established four culture tumour lines from the resultant tumours (QRsP tumour lines). These QRsP tumour lines were(More)
The olfactory epithelium of mice generally consists of olfactory cells, progenitors of olfactory cells (globose basal cells), supporting cells, and horizontal basal cells. However, in the dorsal fossa (the roof) of the posterior nasal cavity of mice, we found seven epithelial patches consisting of only non-neuronal cell types, i.e., supporting cells and(More)
We have previously reported that an increase in the production of immunosuppressive prostaglandin E2 by a QR tumour (QR-32) is accompanied by progressive growth of the tumour in syngeneic C57BL/6 mice. In order to determine what kinds of cell and factor(s) enable QR-32 cells to promote PGE2 production, we investigated the amounts of PGE2 in the supernatant(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Postprandial hyperglycemia is a potent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Serum glycated albumin (GA) has been reported to reflect postprandial blood glucose fluctuations. In the present study, we assessed the possible correlation of GA with the presence of carotid plaque to evaluate the potential clinical usefulness of GA for(More)
Malotilate (diisopropyl,1,3-dithiol-2-ylidenemalonate, MT) is clinically used as a hepatoprotective agent. Because we noticed that MT induced the differentiation of cultured vascular endothelial cells, we have examined its effects on lung metastasis of the highly metastatic rat mammary carcinoma c-SST-2. MT was orally administered to syngeneic SHR rats from(More)
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