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The A3 adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) is highly expressed in tumors and was suggested as a target for cancer treatment. In this study, we show that A(3)AR is highly expressed in tumor tissues and in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) derived from patients with HCC, as well as from HCC tumor-bearing rats. The high expression level of the receptor was(More)
  • S Cohen
  • 1976
The UCLA cannabis project has provided several interesting observations that contribute to our knowledge about this plant and its constituents. Some of the findings (reduction in intraocular pressure, bronchodilation) may have therapeutic significance in the future. Certain results (testosterone lowering, airway narrowing after heavy use) indicate that side(More)
The Gi protein associated A(3) adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) was recently defined as a novel anti-inflammatory target. The aim of this study was to look at A(3)AR expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with autoimmune inflammatory diseases and to explore transcription factors involved receptor expression. Over-expression(More)
OBJECTIVES The anti-inflammatory effect of adenosine is partially mediated via the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR), a Gi protein associated cell surface receptor. The highly selective A3AR agonist, IB-MECA was earlier shown to prevent the clinical and pathological manifestations of arthritis in experimental animal models of collagen and adjuvant induced(More)
The majority of patients with non-HIV-related collapsing focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) have idiopathic disease. Only a few genetic forms associated with rare syndromes have been described in families. Here we report two families with multiple members who have collapsing FSGS with no clear associated secondary etiology. Genetic analysis(More)
The A(3) adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) is over-expressed in inflammatory cells and was defined as a target to combat inflammation. Synthetic agonists to this receptor, such as IB-MECA and Cl-IB-MECA, exert an anti-inflammatory effect in experimental animal models of adjuvant- and collagen-induced arthritis. In this study we present a novel A(3)AR agonist,(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis with cardiac and noncardiac complications. Anti--endothelial cell antibodies (AECA) are found among many patients with KD. The aim of this study was to investigate the pathogenic role of AECA in KD using in vitro and in vivo experimental models. F(ab)2 fragments of IgG-AECA and IgM-AECA were affinity purified(More)
A district-based audit of maternal and perinatal mortality began during 1994 in three provinces of South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Both medical and non-medical factors were documented and an effort was made to progress from merely assessing substandard care to recommending improvements in access to care and the quality of care. Extensive discussions of cases(More)