Toshio Komada

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Although antimitochondrial auto-antibodies are characteristically present in the serum of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), there is a discrepancy between the positivity for antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) and that for anti-M2 auto-antibody. In an attempt to explain the discrepancy, this study investigates the relationship between the AMA(More)
We investigated the specificity of various autoantibodies in antimitochondrial antibody (AMA)-negative patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). We examined sera from 144 patients with PBC, 17 of whom were AMA negative by indirect immunofluorescence. The AMA-negative group showed a significantly higher positivity for smooth muscle antibody, but not for(More)
Olopatadine hydrochloride (CAS 140462-76-6, KW-4679, AL-4943A; hereinafter referred to as olopatadine) is a novel antiallergic drug that is a selective histamine H1 receptor antagonist possessing inhibitory effects on the release of inflammatory lipid mediators such as leukotriene and thromboxane from human polymorphonuclear leukocytes and eosinophils.(More)
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