Furtiio Mizuno

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Five cases of lethal midline granuloma were identified histologically and phenotypically as peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA was detected in the nasal tumour biopsy specimens by Southern blotting and in-vitro hybridisation with simultaneous detection of EBV-determined nuclear antigen (EBNA) and T-cell surface markers by two-colour(More)
It has been suggested that the 65 kDa heat-shock protein (HSP) of Streptococcus in recurrent aphthae within the oral cavity may be involved in the uveoretinitis of Behçet's disease, possibly through sensitization of the immune system. To investigate this possibility, we examined serum antibody titers for various members of the 60 kDa family of HSPs and(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) persists for life in the infected host. Little is known about EBV reactivation and regulation of virus persistence in healthy individuals. We examined tonsils of chronic tonsillitis patients to detect EBV transcripts, EBV genomes and lytic proteins. LMP1 transcripts were observed in 11 of 15 specimens and BZLF1 transcripts were(More)
A cleavage product of alpha-fodrin may be an important organ-specific autoantigen in the pathogenesis of Sjogren's syndrome (SS), but the mechanisms of alpha-fodrin cleavage remain unclear. Since EBV has been implicated in the pathogenesis of SS, we determined whether EBV activation could induce the SS-specific 120-kDa autoantigen alpha-fodrin. ZEBRA mRNA(More)
Soil-extracts collected from the ground from under several Euphorbiaceae plants have been known to possess Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-activating substances which are thought to be one of the environmental co-factors causing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in southern part of China and Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in tropical Africa. Then, a model experiment aimed(More)
Endemicity of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) coincides with profusion of a plant Euphorbia tirucalli in tropical Africa. E. tirucalli contains 4-deoxyphorbol ester that enhances Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of B lymphocytes. In this study, we found that 4-deoxyphorbol ester reduced EBV-specific cytotoxic T-cell function. Furthermore, the B lymphocytes dually(More)
Dual exposure to Epstein-Barr virus and purified 4-deoxyphorbol ester derived from the plant Euphorbia tirucalli induced a high frequency of chromosomal rearrangements in human B lymphocytes in vitro. Rearrangements most commonly affected chromosome 8, the chromosome most often showing structural changes in Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) cells. E tirucalli is(More)
Interferon (IFN) production following exposure to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was studied in primary human mononuclear leukocytes. When the leukocytes were exposed to EBV (strain B95-8 or P3HR-1) the IFN level reached a maximum 24 h after exposure to the virus, and a gradual decrease followed. A linear relationship was obtained between the input dose of EBV(More)