Chikako Kaizu

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We previously reported that macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF, CSF-1) played important roles in the process of the repopulation of Kupffer cells after their elimination by administration of liposome-entrapped dichloromethylene diphosphonate (lipo-MDP). In this study, we examined the repopulation of Kupffer cells and splenic red pulp macrophages in(More)
Macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) regulates the survival, proliferation and differentiation of the mononuclear phagocyte lineage. Osteopetrotic (op/op) mice defective in producing functional M-CSF were used in order to investigate the role of M-CSF on the development of microglia and brain macrophages and the expression of scavenger receptor(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Mice homozygous for the osteopetrosis (op) mutation are genetically deficient in macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF/CSF-1) and are characterized by defective differentiation and function of macrophages. The aim of this study is to assess the contribution of M-CSF to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine expression and neutrophil(More)
There are large numbers of macrophages in the uterus of normal mice. During estrus and metestrus endometrial epithelial cells express macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Numbers of uterine macrophages showed cyclic changes and accumulated beneath the endometrial epithelial cells at estrus and metestrus. However, numbers of uterine macrophages in(More)
A 63-year-old man presented with a chronic myeloproliferative disorder complicated with left pneumonia. His pneumonia was cured with antibiotics, but a nodular lesion remained in his chest radiographs together with hypergammaglobulinemia, a high titer of anti-nuclear antigen, and uveitis with secondary glaucoma. Specimens obtained by transbronchial lung(More)
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