Yukari Kai

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Alport syndrome is a hereditary glomerulopathy with proteinuria and nephritis caused by defects in genes encoding type IV collagen in the glomerular basement membrane. All male and most female patients develop end-stage renal disease. Effective treatment to stop or decelerate the progression of proteinuria and nephritis is still under investigation. Here we(More)
Asthma is associated with increased numbers of T-cells in the lung. CC chemokine receptor (CCR)5 and CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)3 have been reported to play important roles in the lung T-cell homing pathway, and may be potential targets for asthma therapy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CCR5 and CXCR3 in allergen-induced acute(More)
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