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Development of a digital image database for chest radiographs with and without a lung nodule: receiver operating characteristic analysis of radiologists' detection of pulmonary nodules.
OBJECTIVE We developed a digital image database (www.macnet.or.jp/jsrt2/cdrom_nodules.html ) of 247 chest radiographs with and without a lung nodule. The aim of this study was to investigate theExpand
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Hypoxia in cartilage: HIF-1alpha is essential for chondrocyte growth arrest and survival.
Breakdown or absence of vascular oxygen delivery is a hallmark of many common human diseases, including cancer, myocardial infarction, and stroke. The chief mediator of hypoxic response in mammalianExpand
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IL23 differentially regulates the Th1/Th17 balance in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
Background: A novel T helper (Th) cell lineage, Th17, that exclusively produces the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 17 (IL17) has been reported to play important roles in various inflammatoryExpand
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Identification of intracellular sites of superoxide production in stimulated neutrophils.
In this study, we show that superoxide production is carried out within intracellular compartments of human neutrophils and not at the plasma membrane following stimulation with phorbol myristateExpand
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Expression of the endoplasmic reticulum molecular chaperone (ORP150) rescues hippocampal neurons from glutamate toxicity.
A series of events initiated by glutamate-receptor interaction perturbs cellular homeostasis resulting in elevation of intracellular free calcium and cell death. Cells subject to such environmentalExpand
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p57(Kip2) regulates the proper development of labyrinthine and spongiotrophoblasts.
The cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitor, p57 (Kip2) is a tumour suppressor candidate and a paternally-imprinted gene. In humans, the p57(Kip2) gene is located on chromosome 11p15.5, a regionExpand
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Deficiency in p57Kip2 expression induces preeclampsia-like symptoms in mice.
p57Kip2, a potent inhibitor of several cyclin/cyclin dependent kinase complexes (CDK ), is a paternally imprinted gene in both humans and mice, and here we show that pregnant mice which areExpand
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Expression and localization of matrix metalloproteinase-12 in the aorta of cholesterol-fed rabbits: relationship to lesion development.
Degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the aorta is a critical step for the development of atherosclerosis. Expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-12 (macrophage elastase), anExpand
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Involvement of angiotensin II in the process of gonadotropin-induced ovulation in rabbits.
In the present study we investigated the role of angiotensin II (Ang II) receptor subtypes in gonadotropin-induced ovulation, oocyte maturation, and ovarian steroidogenesis and prostaglandin (PG)Expand
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Clinical and pharmacological studies on liver diseases treated with Kampo herbal medicine.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection frequently causes chronic hepatitis, which is linked to the development of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Most physicians who practice Kampo medicineExpand
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