Daikichi Hata

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We investigated the role of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) in FcepsilonRI-dependent activation of mouse mast cells, using xid and btk null mutant mice. Unlike B cell development, mast cell development is apparently normal in these btk mutant mice. However, mast cells derived from these mice exhibited significant abnormalities in FcepsilonRI-dependent(More)
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) plays crucial roles in B cell differentiation as well as mast cell activation through the high-affinity IgE receptor (FcepsilonRI). Defects in the btk gene lead to agammaglobulinemia (XLA) in humans and X-linked immunodeficiency (xid) in mice. Mast cells from xid and btk null mice exhibit mild defects in degranulation and(More)
Recent studies of murine and human B lymphocytes have shown that crosslinking of surface IgM (sIgM) and sIgD stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of a set of proteins involved in signal transduction. We investigated tyrosine phosphorylation of the sIg-associated proteins MB-1 and B29, and p75HS1 (HS1), and the association of HS1 with MB-1/B29 heterodimers in(More)
Cross-linking of the high affinity IgE receptor (FcepsilonRI) on mast cells induces secretion of cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-2, through transcriptional activation of cytokine genes. Previously, defects in the gene coding for Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) were shown to result in defective cytokine production in mast cells, and thereby mice(More)
Superoxide production by human neutrophils stimulated with FMLP and soluble aggregated human IgG were inhibited in a dose dependent manner by two kinds of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, erbstatin and genistein. Superoxide production stimulated with surface bound IgG, however, was scarcely inhibited by either inhibitor. Protein tyrosine phosphorylation studies(More)
Mast cells derived from Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk)-defective xid or btk null mice showed greater expansion in culture containing interleukin-3 (IL-3) than those from wild-type (wt) mice. Although the proliferative response to IL-3 was not significantly different between the wt and xid mast cells, xid and btk null mast cells died by apoptosis more slowly(More)
Neutrophils showed a rapid and transient adhesion to immunoglobulin G (IgG)-coated plates compared with their adhesion to bovine serum albumin (BSA)-coated plates: the adhesion reached a peak after 15 min of incubation and then gradually returned to almost the basal state in 60 min. The addition of monomeric IgG or anti-Fc gamma RII monoclonal antibody(More)
The present study unequivocally demonstrated the expression of CD28 on murine bone marrow-derived cultured mast cells and a mast cell line, MCP-5. Stimulation of surface CD28 molecules on mast cells with anti-CD28 mAbs induced tyrosine phosphorylation of cellular proteins, including several protein tyrosine kinases and their substrates, such as Itk/Emt(More)
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) plays pivotal roles in mast cell activation as well as in B cell development. Btk mutations lead to severe impairments in proinflammatory cytokine production induced by cross-linking of high-affinity IgE receptor on mast cells. By using an in vitro assay to measure the activity that blocks the interaction between protein(More)