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Endothelial cells are known to play an important role in the regulation of vascular tone. Here we demonstrate that modified low density lipoprotein (LDL) with copper oxidation or phospholipase A2 treatment elicits a potent inhibitory action on endothelium-dependent relaxations evoked by acetylcholine, although native LDL does not affect(More)
Lysophospholipase activity was measured in rabbit aorta using 1-[1-14C]palmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine as a substrate. The enzyme did not require Ca2+ for its activation and the maximal activation was attained in the presence of EGTA. Cholesterol dose-dependently inhibited the lysophospholipase activity in the soluble fraction and IC50 value was(More)
AIM Simeprevir (SMV) is a protease inhibitor which demonstrates good tolerability and high antiviral response in patients with hepatitis C. The clinical outcomes of triple therapy using simeprevir, pegylated interferon and ribavirin (SMV/PEG IFN/RBV) for recurrent hepatitis C after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) have not been well reported. In(More)
The fundamental mechanism how heterogeneous hepatic macrophage (Mφ) subsets fulfill diverse functions in health and disease has not been elucidated. We recently reported that CCR9(+) inflammatory Mφs play a critical role in the course of acute liver injury. To clarify the origin and differentiation of CCR9(+)Mφs, we used a unique partial bone marrow (BM)(More)
Gut-derived microbial antigens trigger the innate immune system during acute liver injury. During recovery, regulatory immunity plays a role in suppressing inflammation; however, the precise mechanism underlying this process remains obscure. Here, we find that recruitment of immune-regulatory classical dendritic cells (cDCs) is crucial for liver tolerance(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Interferon (IFN)- free direct antiviral agents (DAAs) with rapid HCV eradication might evoke immunological reconstitutions, and some early recurrences of HCC after IFN-free DAAs have been reported. This study aimed to investigate whether natural killer group 2, member D (NKG2D) predicts early emergence of HCC after IFN-free DAAs. (More)
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