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Protein S is protective in pulmonary fibrosis
Essentials Epithelial cell apoptosis is critical in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Protein S, a circulating anticoagulant, inhibited apoptosis of lung epithelial cells.Expand
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Amelioration of Diabetes by Protein S
Protein S is an anticoagulant factor that also regulates inflammation and cell apoptosis. The effect of protein S on diabetes and its complications is unknown. This study compared the development ofExpand
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β2 adrenergic agonist suppresses eosinophil-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of bronchial epithelial cells
BackgroundEpithelial-mesenchymal transition is currently recognized as an important mechanism for the increased number of myofibroblasts in cancer and fibrotic diseases. We have already reported thatExpand
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Anti-apoptotic activity of human matrix metalloproteinase-2 attenuates diabetes mellitus.
BACKGROUND Chronic progression of diabetes is associated with decreased pancreatic islet mass due to apoptosis of β-cells. Patients with diabetes have increased circulating matrix metalloproteinase-2Expand
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Oligonucleotide-targeting periostin ameliorates pulmonary fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease with a median survival of 3–4 years after diagnosis. It is the most frequent form of a group of interstitial pneumonias of unknown etiology.Expand
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Protein S exacerbates alcoholic hepatitis by stimulating liver natural killer T cells
Alcohol consumption is a major cause of liver injury but the mechanisms are not completely understood. Protein S (PS) is an anticoagulant glycoprotein with multiple functions. The role of PS in liverExpand
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Inhibition of Cell Apoptosis and Amelioration of Pulmonary Fibrosis by Thrombomodulin.
Pulmonary fibrosis is the terminal stage of a group of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, of which idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most frequent and fatal form. Recent studies have shown thatExpand
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A case of type 2 diabetes mellitus with metformin‐associated lactic acidosis initially presenting the appearance of a sulfonylurea‐related hypoglycemic attack
A 64‐year‐old Japanese woman with diabetes mellitus was admitted for hypoglycemia. Her diabetes had been under good control with glimepiride, voglibose, exenatide, and metformin for a few years.Expand
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Amelioration of Atherosclerosis by the New Medicinal Mushroom Grifola gargal Singer.
The beneficial effects of edible mushrooms for improving chronic intractable diseases have been documented. However, the antiatherogenic activity of the new medicinal mushroom Grifola gargal isExpand
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Low dose of alcohol attenuates pro-atherosclerotic activity of thrombin.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Thrombin, the active enzyme of the coagulation system, plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Vascular repair promoted by stromal cell-derived factor-1 is aExpand
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