Genpei Kuriya

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We analysed the association between humoral autoreactivity to zinc transporter-8 (ZnT8) and the SLC30A8 rs13266634 polymorphism (Arg325Trp), which is located at the most distal loop in the ZnT8 protein. Autoantibodies to ZnT8 were determined by RIA in 270 patients with type 1 diabetes using ZnT8 carboxy-terminal constructs (amino acids 268–369) carrying(More)
T helper type (Th) 17 cells have been shown to play important roles in mouse models of several autoimmune diseases that have been classified as Th1 diseases. In the NOD mouse, the relevance of Th1 and Th17 is controversial, because single-cytokine-deficient NOD mice develop diabetes similarly to wild-type NOD mice. We studied the impact of IL-17/IFN-γ(More)
C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) has been proposed as a key transcription factor for endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated β-cell death induced by inflammatory cytokines in vitro. However, the contribution of CHOP induction to the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes is not yet clear. To evaluate the relevance of CHOP in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes(More)
Granzyme B (GzmB) and perforin are proteins, secreted mainly by natural killer cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes that are largely responsible for the induction of apoptosis in target cells. Because type 1 diabetes results from the selective destruction of β cells and perforin deficiency effectively reduces diabetes in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, it can(More)
Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is widely used in the treatment of viral hepatitis, however, it is known that IFN-α therapy may induce type 1 diabetes. We report here on two cases of chronic viral hepatitis C who developed autoimmune type 1 diabetes during Peg-IFN-α plus ribavirin (RBV) therapy. Case 1: a 48-year-old male with chronic hepatitis C with chronic(More)
Interferon regulatory factor (IRF)4 plays a critical role in lymphoid development and the regulation of immune responses. Genetic deletion of IRF4 has been shown to suppress autoimmune disease in several mouse models, but its role in autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice remains unknown. To address the role of IRF4 in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes in(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the humoral autoreactivity to zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) depending on the clinical phenotype of type 1 diabetes (T1D). ZnT8 autoantibodies (ZnT8A) were determined by radioimmunoassay using carboxy-terminal ZnT8 constructs in 57 childhood-onset, 97 adult-onset, and 85 fulminant T1D. The ZnT8A frequency was higher in(More)
Title Autoantibodies to insulin, insulinoma-associated antigen-2, and zinc transporter 8 improve the prediction of early insulin requirement in adultonset autoimmune diabetes Author(s) Kawasaki, Eiji; Nakamura, Kan; Kuriya, Genpei; Satoh, Tsuyoshi; Kuwahara, Hironaga; Kobayashi, Masakazu; Abiru, Norio; Yamasaki, Hironori; Eguchi, Katsumi Citation Journal of(More)