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Transformation of interstitial fibroblasts and tubulointerstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy
 The developmental mechanism of tubulointerstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy (DN) has not been elucidated. Tubulointerstitial fibrosis, as well as glomerulosclerosis, occurs in DN.Expand
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Protective effect of probucol on ischemia-reperfusion arrhythmias in the rat heart.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of probucol on ischemia-reperfusion injury in the isolated working rat heart. DESIGN Twelve male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two groups: one was fedExpand
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Relationship between transcardiac gradient of endothelin-1 and left ventricular remodelling in patients with first anterior myocardial infarction.
Aims To evaluate whether plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) is extracted or produced through the heart in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and the relationship between transcardiac extractionExpand
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Relationship between plasma levels of cardiac natriuretic peptides and soluble Fas: plasma soluble Fas as a prognostic predictor in patients with congestive heart failure.
BACKGROUND Cardiac natriuretic peptides may induce apoptosis in myocytes; however, the relationship between plasma levels of cardiac natriuretic peptides and those of soluble Fas (sFas) and tumorExpand
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Glomerular podocyte endocytosis of the diabetic rat.
We used immunoelectron microscopy to examine whether glomerular podocytes have the endocytotic function of macromolecular proteins in the early stage of diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes was induced byExpand
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Characteristic distribution of gap junctions in rat lacrimal gland in vivo and reconstruction of a gap junction in an in vitro model.
We investigated localization of the gap junction in rat lacrimal gland in vivo and in vitro using electron microscopy and immunostaining with anti-connexin32 (Cx32) monoclonal antibody (HAM8). InExpand
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Effect of Heating Rate on Reduction of Himodori in Heat-induced Gel of Fish Pastes
Hens Onibala, * 1 Tetsuya Takayama, *2 Jo Shindo, *2 Jun-ichi Nishimoto,*3 and Hidemasa Miki*2 *1 The United Graduate School of Agriculture Science Kagoshima University , Kagoshima 890, JapanExpand
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