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A fungus was isolated from a nail of a 54-year-old female patient with onychomycosis in Taiwan. Based on ITS rDNA as well as beta tubulin gene sequences and microscopic analyses, this fungus was identified as Exophiala oligosperma. This is the first record of E. oligosperma in Taiwan. Negative keratin azure test indicates that keratin degradation is not(More)
Inflammation, fibrosis, and lipid disorder are essential promoters in the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney injury in diabetes mellitus type 2. Berberine (BBR) has been reported to have beneficial effects on diabetic nephropathy, but its action mechanism is still unclear. The present study was designed to elucidate the therapeutic mechanism of BBR in a type 2(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE There may be a close relationship among the vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) expression, peritumour lymphatic vessels, and lymph node metastasis. The purpose of this study was to compare the relationship among VEGF-C mRNA expression, density of lymphatic and blood vessels, and lymphatic metastasis in oral squamous(More)
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