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BACKGROUND Serum KL-6 is a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILD). However, KL-6 has not been used to discriminate different types of ILD. Serum KL-6 concentrations can vary depending on antigen exposure levels in patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP); however, seasonal changes in serum KL-6 concentrations in ILD(More)
BACKGROUND A high incidence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been reported in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), particularly in Japanese populations. A previous report from our laboratory demonstrated that KL-6 was a useful serum biomarker to(More)
It has been reported that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) functions as an electron transfer carrier in mitochondria, and can produce an improvement in heart diseases such as congestive heart failure. Its (2Z)-isomer contains a cis-double bond at the 2-position of the decaprenyl side chain. As the original organic industrial synthesis of CoQ10 resulted in a product(More)
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