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The up-regulation of c-fos gene expression is widely used as a marker of neuronal activation elicited by various stimuli. Anatomically precise observation of c-fos gene products can be achieved at the RNA level by in situ hybridisation or at the protein level by immunocytochemistry. Both of these methods are time and labour intensive. We have developed a(More)
This study was performed to find the rationale for administering steroids to patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), which was unlikely to be usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) but was not surgically biopsied. Among IIP patients in the file of the departments, nine patients who met the following criteria were selected for this study(More)
Members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family of ion channels play important roles in inflammation and pain. Here, we showed that both TRPV1 and TRPV4 might contribute to biphasic nocifensive behavior and neuroendocrine response following a formalin test. We subcutaneously injected saline, formalin, or the TRPV4 agonist, 4α-phorbol(More)
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