Naoya SAKURAGI

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Antimicrobial peptides are major effectors of innate immunity of multicellular organisms including humans and play a critical role in host defense, and their importance is widely recognized. The epithelium of the intestine is the largest surface area exposed to the outer environment, including pathogens, toxins and foods. The Paneth cell lineage of(More)
To establish a novel drug delivery system for 5-fluorouracil (5FU), we have developed a system in which the low-molecular-weight prodrugs of 5FU bound to endogenous serum proteins, thus circulating like those proteins. Subsequently, the prodrugs were slowly hydrolyzed to generate active 5FU in the bloodstream. To examine the therapeutic effect of these(More)
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