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This bacterium is implicated in periodontal diseases of human adult type. Secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) purified from human colostrum (HC-IgA) was incubated with Bacteroides gingivalis cells or protease isolated from the culture supernatant of B. gingivalis; the digestion of IgA was determined by immunoelectrophoresis and sodium dodecyl(More)
A case of pigmented squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with dendritic melanocyte colonization in the external auditory canal is reported and the previous cases are reviewed. A 65-year-old Japanese female was referred with a 7-year history of otitis. The patient also had a darkly pigmented 9 x 8 mm nodule in the external auditory canal. Microscopically, the tumor(More)
AIMS It has been reported that activation of the sympathetic nervous system and increase in plasma norepinephrine (NE) levels are observed in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and suppresses peripheral sympathetic neurotransmission. This study(More)
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