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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on angiogenesis in cultured endothelial cells. Endothelial cells obtained from bovine thoracic aorta (BAECs) were cultured between two layers of collagen type I to measure the tube formation which is a marker for angiogenesis. Addition of H2O2 (0.1-10 microM) to endothelial(More)
A newly described Vibrio cholerae O139 was isolated from a patient who had traveled in India on April 1993. The patient experienced 5 to 6 watery diarrhea per day after he returned to Japan. The isolated strain registered as K111 did not agglutinate with O1-O138 antiserum and agglutinated with O139 antiserum. This strain resembled V. cholerae O1 strain in(More)
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is important in the development of macrophages and osteoclasts. Previous studies have also shown that CD11b(+) myeloblasts and osteoclasts play key roles during inflammation and bone destruction in arthritic lesions. In this study, we investigated whether(More)
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), can be induced by the immunization of mice with myelin antigens in the form of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG). Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is required for the development of individual mononuclear phagocyte populations and is involved in(More)
A total of 16 strains of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolated from diarrea patients in Saitama from 1990 to 1992 were tested for their serotype, verotoxin production, biochemical characteristics, antibiotics sensitivity and plasmid profiles. By serotype analysis, 14 strains from two outbreaks and 12 sporadic cases were classified as type(More)
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