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Growth factor mRNA and protein in preserved human amniotic membrane
Purpose. To investigate the expression of growth factor mRNA and the level of growth factor protein in preserved human amniotic membrane (AM). Methods. RT-PCR was used to examine the expression ofExpand
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HLA-B locus in Japanese patients with anti-epileptics and allopurinol-related Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
INTRODUCTION Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare but life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reactions. Recently, strong associations of HLA-B*1502 andExpand
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Growth factors: importance in wound healing and maintenance of transparency of the cornea
The mechanism of corneal wound healing has not been clarified yet. However, evidence has accumulated that various kinds of growth factor such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growthExpand
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Macular corneal dystrophy type I and type II are caused by distinct mutations in a new sulphotransferase gene
Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD; MIM 217800) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease in which progressive punctate opacities in the cornea result in bilateral loss of vision, eventuallyExpand
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Subfoveal choroidal thickness in typical age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
PurposeTo investigate the subfoveal choroidal thickness in eyes with typical age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), using enhanced depth imaging opticalExpand
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HLA‐B*1511 is a risk factor for carbamazepine‐induced Stevens‐Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Japanese patients
Stevens‐Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare but life‐threatening severe cutaneous adverse reactions. Recently, strong associations of HLA‐B*1502 withExpand
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Growth factor mRNA and protein in preserved human amniotic membrane.
PURPOSE To investigate the expression of growth factor mRNA and the level of growth factor protein in preserved human amniotic membrane (AM). METHODS RT-PCR was used to examine the expression ofExpand
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Intracellularly Expressed TLR2s and TLR4s Contribution to an Immunosilent Environment at the Ocular Mucosal Epithelium1
Epithelial cells are key players in the first line of defense offered by the mucosal immune system against invading pathogens. In the present study we sought to determine whether human cornealExpand
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Tractography to depict three layers of visual field trajectories to the calcarine gyri.
PURPOSE Fiber-tracking by diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) is currently the only noninvasive in vivo method for white matter fiber-tracking in the human brain. We used this methodExpand
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Amniotic membrane as a carrier for cultivated human corneal endothelial cell transplantation.
PURPOSE It would be advantageous if cultivated human corneal endothelial cells (cHCECs) could be transplanted for the treatment of diseases caused by corneal endothelial disorders. To achieve this, aExpand
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