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Aortic arch malformations and ventricular septal defect in mice deficient in endothelin-1.
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a 21-amino acid peptide with various biological activities including vasoconstriction and cell proliferation. To clarify the physiological and pathophysiological role of ET-1,Expand
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Charged collagen structure mediates the recognition of negatively charged macromolecules by macrophage scavenger receptors.
Macrophage scavenger receptors mediate the recognition of a wide range of negatively charged macromolecules including modified low density lipoproteins (LDL). Truncated bovine receptors lackingExpand
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Intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy for progressive interstitial pneumonia in patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis.
OBJECTIVES To study the efficacy and safety of monthly intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide (IVCYC) therapy for progressive interstitial pneumonia in polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM). METHODSExpand
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CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy: a comparison between automated biopsy gun and fine needle aspiration.
AIMS We retrospectively investigated the diagnostic accuracy and complication rate of transthoracic core biopsy using an automated biopsy gun and compared the findings with those of aspiration needleExpand
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Complete amino acid sequence and structure characterization of the taste-modifying protein, miraculin.
The taste-modifying protein, miraculin, has the unusual property of modifying sour taste into sweet taste. The complete amino acid sequence of miraculin purified from miracle fruits by a newlyExpand
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Trax (Translin-associated Factor X), a Primarily Cytoplasmic Protein, Inhibits the Binding of TB-RBP (Translin) to RNA*
Trax (Translin-associated factor X) has been shown to interact with TB-RBP/Translin by its coimmunoprecipitation and in yeast two-hybrid assays. Here we demonstrate that Trax is widely expressed,Expand
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Bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia versus chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: high-resolution CT findings in 81 patients.
OBJECTIVE The objective of this research was to compare high-resolution CT findings of bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP) with those of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) andExpand
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Quantitative assessment of air trapping in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using inspiratory and expiratory volumetric MDCT.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the attenuation threshold value for the detection and quantification of air trapping using paired inspiratory and expiratory volumetric MDCT scansExpand
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Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia associated with polymyositis and dermatomyositis: serial high-resolution CT findings and functional correlation.
STUDY OBJECTIVES We described the features seen on serial high-resolution CT scans of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) that was associated with polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM),Expand
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Immunoglobulin G4‐related lung disease: Clinicoradiological and pathological features
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)‐related disease is a multi‐organ disorder that can include the lungs. IgG4‐related lung disease can present in various forms; the clinical, radiological and pathologicalExpand
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