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Kyoto global consensus report on Helicobacter pylori gastritis
Objective To present results of the Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting, which was convened to develop global consensus on (1) classification of chronic gastritis and duodenitis, (2) clinical distinctionExpand
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Correlation between the resistive index by Doppler ultrasound and kidney function and histology.
BACKGROUND Although duplex Doppler ultrasonography has been used widely, it still is unknown whether resistive index could be related directly to vascular or tubulointerstitial changes in the kidney.Expand
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Ameliorating effects of compounds derived from Salvia miltiorrhiza root extract on microcirculatory disturbance and target organ injury by ischemia and reperfusion.
Ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) exerts multiple insults in microcirculation, frequently accompanied by endothelial cell injury, enhanced adhesion of leukocytes, macromolecular efflux, production ofExpand
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Increased expression of an inducible isoform of nitric oxide synthase and the formation of peroxynitrite in colonic mucosa of patients with active ulcerative colitis
Background—Increased production of reactive metabolites of oxygen and nitrogen has been implicated in chronic inflammation of the gut. The object of this study was to examine the magnitude andExpand
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The Relationship between Global Methylation Level, Loss of Heterozygosity, and Microsatellite Instability in Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
Purpose: The relationship between global hypomethylation, chromosomal instability (CIN), and microsatellite instability (MSI) remains unclear in colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Endoscopic and clinical evaluation of treatment and prognosis of Cronkhite–Canada syndrome: a Japanese nationwide survey
BackgroundFirst reported in 1955, Cronkhite–Canada syndrome (CCS), a rare syndrome characterized by ectodermal abnormalities and inflammatory changes of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa, has beenExpand
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Free cholesterol accumulation in hepatic stellate cells: Mechanism of liver fibrosis aggravation in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in mice
Although nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is associated with hypercholesterolemia, the underlying mechanisms of this association have not been clarified. We aimed to elucidate the precise role ofExpand
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Asian Consensus Report on Functional Dyspepsia
Background/Aims Environmental factors such as food, lifestyle and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection are widely different in Asian countries compared to the West, and physiological functionsExpand
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In situ demonstration of dendritic cell migration from rat intestine to mesenteric lymph nodes: relationships to maturation and role of chemokines
Dendritic cells (DCs) are continuously transported from the intestine to mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs). The objective of this study was to determine the migration kinetics of DCs via intestinal lymphExpand
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Anti‐inflammatory effects of the genus Bifidobacterium on macrophages by modification of phospho‐IκB and SOCS gene expression
Although beneficial roles of probiotics for inflammatory bowel diseases have been reported, their direct action on immune cells has not been elucidated. In this study, we investigated how threeExpand
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