Shoji Saruya

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Phospholipase D (PLD) hydrolyzes phosphatidylcholine and produces lipid second messengers. Although cellular PLD has recently been recognized as an important signal-transmitting enzyme, the role of PLD in pathophysiologic conditions is largely unknown. In particular, the regulation of PLD in intestinal inflammation has not been(More)
UNLABELLED Backgroud: It has already been reported that the prophylactic treatment by leukotoriene receptor antagonists is more effective on reducing symptoms of Japanese cedar pollinosis than the authentic treatment after the pollen dispersal. However, the treatment above has never evaluated in children cases around school age in ENT out-patient clinic.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine eustachian tube function in patients with asthma and with or without eosinophilic otitis media (EOM), a new middle ear disease entity with a highly viscous middle ear effusion containing many eosinophils and usually associated with bronchial asthma. One of the most important causes of otitis media (OM) is eustachian tube dysfunction.(More)