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We identified pepsinogen C (PGC) gene polymorphisms by means of PCR, which amplified DNA in the region within the intron between exons 7 and 8, and by 6% polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Six alleles were found in a Japanese population. The frequencies of these alleles in 408 unrelated Japanese individuals were 0.074, 0.026, 0.335, 0.237, 0.016 and 0.314,(More)
OBJECTIVES Mikulicz's disease (MD) was considered to be a subtype of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), based on histopathological similarities. However, recent studies have indicated that patients with MD show high serum IgG4 concentration, and suggested that MD is one of "IgG4-related disease" and distinguishable from SS. Therefore, we clinically and(More)
Oral candidiasis is closely associated with changes in the oral fungal flora and is caused primarily by Candida albicans. Conventional methods of fungal culture are time-consuming and not always conclusive. However, molecular genetic analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of fungal rRNA is rapid, reproducible and simple to perform. In this(More)
Measures to control smoking are important in the field of preventive medicine. In order to clarify differences in susceptibility in individuals to lung cancer of genotypes of CYP1A1, which are considered to be related to lung carcinogenesis were evaluated in 391 healthy males to study relationship to smoking status and hematological findings. No correlation(More)
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