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Human mannan‐binding lectin inhibits the infection of influenza A virus without complement
Mannan‐binding lectin (MBL) is a C‐type serum lectin that is believed to play an important role in innate immunity. It is one of the collectin family, which is characterized by having a collagen‐likeExpand
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Polyclonal expansion of TCRBV2‐ and TCRBV6‐bearing T cells in patients with Kawasaki disease
We examined T‐cell receptor (TCR) usage, cytokine production and antibody responses to superantigens in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) to facilitate a better understanding of theExpand
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Papillary renal cell carcinoma: clinicopathological characteristics and evaluation of prognosis in 42 patients
To determine the clinicopathological characteristics of histologically defined papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in relation to prognosis.
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Stimulation with thromboxane A2 (TXA2) receptor agonist enhances ICAM‐1, VCAM‐1 or ELAM‐1 expression by human vascular endothelial cells
A previous study reported that intercellular adhesion molecule‐1 (ICAM‐1) expression by human vascular endothelial cells (HUVEC) is augmented by intracellular signal transmission mainly through theExpand
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Diesel exhaust particulates upregulate histamine receptor mRNA and increase histamine‐induced IL‐8 and GM‐CSF production in nasal epithelial cells and endothelial cells
  • Terada, Hamano, +5 authors Konno
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of…
  • 1 January 1999
Histamine is the most important chemical mediator in the pathogenesis of nasal allergy. Diesel exhaust particulates (DEPs) are common air pollutants from diesel engine‐powered car exhaust and causeExpand
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Glomangiosarcoma of the hip: report of a highly aggressive tumour with widespread distant metastases
Malignant glomus tumour is an extremely rare neoplasm, and only a few cases with local invasive or aggressive features have been described to date. We present a distinctive case of a malignant glomusExpand
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Hepatoprotective Effect of Propagermanium on Corynebacterium parvum and Lipopolysaccharide‐Induced Liver Injury in Mice
Propagermanium is an organic germanium compound with immunopotentiating activity. We examined the hepatoprotective effect of propagermanium and its mechanism in an experimental animal model of acuteExpand
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Quick recovery in the generation of self‐reactive CD4low natural killer (NK) T cells by an alternative intrathymic pathway when restored from acute thymic atrophy
  • Maruyama, Tsukahara, +5 authors Abo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical and experimental immunology
  • 1 September 1999
The thymus comprises the mainstream of T cell differentiation which produces conventional T cells and an alternative pathway which produces primordial T cells with intermediate density of T cellExpand
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Effects of glycyrrhizin, an active component of licorice roots, on Candida albicans infection in thermally injured mice
Due to the generation of burn‐associated CD8+ CD11b+ TCR γ/δ+ type 2 T cells (burn‐associated type 2 T cells), the susceptibility of thermally injured mice to infection with C. albicans has beenExpand
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Influence of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Glycerine on the Various Cells
To evaluate the safety of dentifrice and mouthwash solution, we investigated the influence of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and glycerine contained in most of the commercially available dentifrice andExpand
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