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BACKGROUND Carbonic anhydrase I (CA I), a major cecal bacterial antigen, improves inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms in a murine model. The aim of this study was to identify the responsible epitope region within the CA I protein and evaluate its effect on inflammation using a murine IBD model. METHODS Candidate peptides within the CA I protein(More)
Only limited epidemiological evidence exists regarding the relationship between age and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The purpose of the present study is to investigate this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted in 847(More)
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