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Visual analogue scale: evaluation of the instrument for the assessment of pruritus.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the visual analogue scale (VAS) as a method of pruritus assessment. A total of 310 subjects with pruritic dermatoses (148 Caucasian subjects and 162 AsianExpand
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Periostin promotes chronic allergic inflammation in response to Th2 cytokines.
Allergic inflammation triggered by exposure of an allergen frequently leads to the onset of chronic inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD) and bronchial asthma. The mechanismsExpand
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In vitro endocrine disruption potential of organophosphate flame retardants via human nuclear receptors.
Various organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) are widely used in building materials, textiles and electric appliances, and have been reported to cause indoor environmental pollution in houses andExpand
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Characterization of steroid hormone receptor activities in 100 hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls, including congeners identified in humans.
Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs), major metabolites of PCBs, have been reported to act as estrogen receptor α (ERα) agonists or antagonists. However, little concern has been paid toExpand
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Dual inhibition of Met kinase and angiogenesis to overcome HGF-induced EGFR-TKI resistance in EGFR mutant lung cancer.
Acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is a serious problem in the management of EGFR mutant lung cancer. We recently reported thatExpand
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Presenilin 1 Suppresses the Function of C-Jun Homodimers via Interaction with Qm/Jif-1
Presenilin 1 (PS1) is the causative gene for an autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer's disease (AD) mapped to chromosome 14. Here we show that QM/Jun-interacting factor (Jif)-1, a negative regulatorExpand
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Production of sound waves by bacterial cells and the response of bacterial cells to sound.
Bacterial cells enhance the proliferation of neighboring cells under stress conditions by emitting a physical signal. Continuous single sine sound waves produced by a speaker at frequencies of 6-10,Expand
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Impact of initial PET/CT staging in terms of clinical stage, management plan, and prognosis in 592 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer
PurposeOur objective was to determine the impact of initial 18F-FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) staging on clinical stage and the management plan and the prognostic value of PET/CT in patients withExpand
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Status of surgical treatment procedures for endometrial cancer in Japan: results of a Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group survey.
OBJECTIVE We investigated the current status of surgical procedures for endometrial carcinoma in Japan by surveying members of the Japan Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG). METHODS A mail surveyExpand
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