Yuka Tomita

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PURPOSE To investigate the production and release of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a natural inhibitor of angiogenesis, by human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to clarify the possible role of TSP-1 in maintaining intraocular angiogenesis. METHODS Human RPE cells were isolated from a human cadaveric eye and cultured in medium with 5% newborn calf(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae, one of the most common gram-positive pathogens to colonize the human upper respiratory tract, is responsible for many severe infections, including meningitis and bacteremia. A 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine is available to protect against the 23 S. pneumoniae serotypes responsible for 90% of reported bacteremic infections.(More)
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