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Propionibacterium acnes has been implicated as one of the suggested causative antigens for sarcoidosis, a systemic granulomatous disease. By injecting heat-killed P. acnes into the dorsal skin of C57BL/6J mice on days 1, 3, 5, and 14, sarcoid-like granulomatosis was induced in skin and lungs of these mice on day 28. To clarify the role of cell adhesion(More)
A simple, rapid and highly sensitive method for the determination of catecholamines (norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine) in human plasma is described which employs high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. After cation-exchange chromatography on a Toyopak SP cartridge, the catecholamines and isoproterenol (internal standard)(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-33 is a recently identified cytokine, which is a member of the IL-1 family and binds to a heterodimeric receptor comprising ST2 (suppression of tumorigenicity 2) and IL-1 receptor accessory protein. Serum levels of IL-33 have been reported to be upregulated in various T helper (Th)1/Th17-mediated diseases, such as rheumatoid(More)
Accumulating epidemiologic evidence has revealed that metabolic syndrome is an independent risk factor for psoriasis development and is associated with more severe psoriasis. Adiponectin, primarily recognized as a metabolic mediator of insulin sensitivity, has been newly drawing attention as a mediator of immune responses. Here we demonstrate that(More)
A simple and highly sensitive method for the determination of free and total (free + conjugated) catecholamines (norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine) in human urine is described which employs HPLC with fluorescence detection. Conjugated catecholamines (sulfate form) are hydrolyzed by a sulfatase-mediated reaction to the corresponding free amines. After(More)
1 Tromme I, Van Neste D, Dobbelaere F et al. Skin signs in the diagnosis of thallium poisoning. Br J Dermatol 1998; 138: 321–325. 2 Lu C-I, Huang C-C, Chang Y-C et al. Short-term thallium intoxication: dermatological findings correlated with thallium concentration. Arch Dermatol 2007; 143: 93–98. 3 Pelclov a D, Urban P, Ridzoň P et al. Two-year follow-up of(More)
To assess the role of inter-cellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and L-selectin in psoriasis pathogenic process, we examined the psoriasiform skin inflammation triggered by imiquimod, a toll-like receptor 7/8 agonist, in mice lacking ICAM-1 (ICAM-1(-/-)), L-selectin (L-selectin(-/-)), or both (L-selectin/ICAM-1(-/-)). Disease severity was significantly(More)