Daisuke Koyama

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Artepillin C is the major compound in the Brazilian green propolis from Baccharis dracunculifolia. Our aim in this study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects, absorption, and bioavailability of Artepillin C in mice. The animals used were male Swiss mice subjected to: paw oedema by carrageenan (300 microg/paw), carrageenan-induced peritonitis,(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic sensitization is a key step in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, little is known about the molecules that are critical regulators for establishing allergic sensitization of the airway. Thus, we conducted global gene expression profiling to identify candidate genes and signaling pathways involved in house dust mite (HDM)-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Inhaled corticosteroids enhance airway epithelial barrier integrity. However, the mechanism by which they accomplish this is unclear. Therefore, we investigated steroid-inducible genes and signaling pathways that were involved in enhancing airway epithelial barrier integrity. METHODS A human bronchial epithelial cell line (16HBE cells) was(More)
Several clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of bortezomib in combination with various anti-myeloma agents; however, no definitive information is available regarding drugs best suited for use in combination with bortezomib. Using isobologram analysis, we investigated the combined effects of bortezomib with four key anti-myeloma drugs(More)
Alterations in chromatin modifications, such as histone methylation, have been suggested as mediating chemotherapy resistance in several cancer types; therefore, elucidation of the epigenetic mechanisms that underlie drug resistance may greatly contribute to the advancement of cancer therapies. In the present study, we identified histone H3-lysine 27(More)
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) induced by uncontrolled macrophage activation and subsequent graft failure is a frequent and prominent complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), a cause of severe morbidity and death, and a therapeutic challenge. Liposome-incorporated dexamethasone, dexamethasone palmitate (DP), shows greater efficacy(More)
We designed and synthesized isoprene analogues of artepillin C, a major component of Brazilian propolis, and investigated the inhibitory activity on lipid peroxidation of rat liver mitochondria (RLM) and RLM toxicity based on isoprenomics. We succeeded in the synthesis of artepillin C isoprene analogues using regioselective prenylation within the range from(More)
Iron overload is a common complication in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We studied the prevalence of iron overload using serum ferritin from 122 allogeneic HCT survivors who had survived a median of 1259 (range 134-4261) days. We also quantified iron overload by determining non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI), which reflects iron(More)
The aging suppressor geneKlotho is predominantly expressed in the kidney irrespective of species. Because Klotho protein is an essential component of an endocrine axis that regulates renal phosphate handling, the kidney-specific expression is biologically relevant; however, little is known about its underlying mechanisms. Here we provide in vitro and in(More)