Yoshitaka Minami

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BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that heat shock protein (HSP) 70 may serve as a "damage signal" to the immune system and could be the endogenous ligand for Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 mediating synthesis of inflammatory cytokines. AIMS To explore the relationship between circulating HSP70 levels and activation of monocyte TLR4 and myocardial damage(More)
Several reports suggest that a chronic inflammatory process plays a key role in coronary artery plaque instability and subsequent occlusive thrombosis. In a previous study, we found that TLR4 (Toll-like receptor 4) mediates the synthesis of cytokines in circulating monocytes of patients with AMI (acute myocardial infarction); however, it remains unclear(More)
In this paper, we present a vivid image from a foggy underwater image. On fisheries research, it is important to grasp the situation of underwater. They do the undersea observation by using the underwater camera. However, dust floating underwater or mud alter the scene appearance of the camera. They scatter incident light on the camera. The light scattered(More)
The fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4), one of the most abundant proteins in adipocytes, has been reported to have a proinflammatory function in macrophages. However, the physiological role of FABP4, which is constitutively expressed in adipocytes, has not been fully elucidated. Previously, we demonstrated that FABP4 was involved in the regulation of(More)
Because of a huge variety of biological studies focused on different targets, i.e., from molecules to ecosystem, data produced and used in each field is also managed independently so that it is difficult to know the relationship among them. We aim to build a data hub with LOD to connect data in different biological fields to enhance search and use of data(More)
Efforts to promote the information integrated construction of civil engineering work include the study and development of systems for efficiently conducting work and saving labor. However, such systems are often designed for a specific construction site or machinery, so construction information cannot be fully applied to other work sites or construction(More)
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