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Anew HLA-A*11 allele, A*1113, was identified in a healthy Japanese female. She was typed as HLA-A11?, A2, B46, B67, Cw1, Cw7 (Bw6) with unusual serological reactivity of A11, suggesting possible presence of a new A*11 allele. The novel A*1113 allele was identified by haplotypic group-specific allele amplification using A*11 allele-specific primer pairs and(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S), a gasotransmitter, exerts both neurotoxicity and neuroprotection, and targets multiple molecules including NMDA receptors, T-type calcium channels and NO synthase (NOS) that might affect neuronal viability. Here, we determined and characterized effects of NaHS, an H(2)S donor, on cell viability in the primary cultures of mouse(More)
Anti-HLA antibodies reportedly exist in 31% of pregnant women. However, few ocurrences of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) caused by anti-HLA antibody have been reported. In this study, maternal anti-HLA B60 and B61 antibodies were identified in patient serum at birth, but no anti-platelet antibodies were present. No maternal anti-HLA A2, A24,(More)
A new HLA-B*78 allele, B*7805, was identified in a healthy Japanese female. The results of her serological HLA class I typing showed an unusual Bw4/Bw6 pattern with strongly positive reactivity to anti-Bw6, i.e. A24, -, B52, -, Bw4, Bw6. In DNA typing, she was typed as A*24, -, B*52, B*78-like, Cw1202, -, (Bw4, Bw6). Cloning and sequencing of exon 2 and(More)
Intracellular sources of extramitochondrial corticoidogenic cholesterol in bovine, rat and hamster adrenocortical cells were examined in vitro by comparing the species differences in the effects of various inhibitors on the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-induced corticoidogenesis. The inhibitors were ML-236B (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A(More)
We investigated the influence of alcohol and the low protein diet upon rat pancreas. Rats were separated in four groups, 1) Control diet group (Cont), 2) Alcohol diet group (Al), 3) Low protein diet group (Lp), 4) Low protein and alcohol diet group (Lp+Al). They were fed on isocaloric liquid diet compulsorily through the gastric tube. They were sacrificed(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the third gasotransmitter, is endogenously generated by certain H2S synthesizing enzymes, including cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) and cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) from L-cysteine in the mammalian body. Several studies have shown that endogenous and exogenous H2S affects the proliferation of cancer cells, although the effects of H2S(More)