Naoya Watanabe

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The immunological findings and clinical course of 33 patients with granular lymphocyte-proliferative disorders (GLPD) are presented. Based on the surface phenotypes of peripheral blood granular lymphocytes (GL), the GLPD were divided into two groups, namely CD3+ T cell-lineage GLPD (T-GLPD) and CD3- CD16+ NK cell-lineage GLPD (NK-GLPD). Twenty-one patients(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of smoking on leptin regulation is controversial. Smoking may induce low-grade inflammation. Recent series of studies indicated the critical role of macrophage migration in the establishment of adipose tissue inflammation. In this study, we aimed to see the effects of smoking and inflammation on leptin regulation both at cellular and(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smokers have increased white blood cell (WBC) counts and the activation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). The effect of smoking on WBC counts and TNF system activity, however, has not been separately investigated yet. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and forty-two Japanese male subjects with normal glucose tolerance were recruited. They(More)
This paper presents the novel frequency tunable CRLH-TL (Composite Right/Left-Handed transmission line) using varactor diodes for the reconfigurable wireless systems. Varactor diodes are implemented into the CRLH unit cell as the series capacitor. Proposed frequency tunable CRLH-TL indicates the variable EBG (Electromagnetic Band Gap) bandwidths with(More)