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BACKGROUND Narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) is an effective therapeutic option in the treatment of vitiligo. Despite the apparent clinical efficacy, the underlying mechanism of how topical NB-UVB induces repigmentation in vitiligo has not been clearly elucidated. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of NB-UVB on the maturation of melanocyte lineage(More)
Determining which time point is optimal for bone marrow-derived cell (BMC) transplantation for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has attracted a great deal of attention. Studies have verified the interaction between cell treatment effect and transfer timing and have suggested that the optimal time frame for BMC therapy is day 4 to day 7 after AMI. However,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was to define preoperative predictors from radiologic findings for the pathologic risk groups based on long-term surgical outcomes, in the aim to help guide individualized patient management. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 321 consecutive patients with clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma with ground glass component on computed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) on the expression of Toll like receptors (TLRs) in human keratinocytes and its role in acne treatment. METHODS TLR2 and TLR4 expression in acne lesions before and after ALA-PDT were examined by immunohistochemical assay. Primary keratinocytes were obtained from(More)
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