Haruhiko Manabe

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Prostaglandin (PG) D2, a major cyclooxygenase metabolite generated from immunologically stimulated mast cells, is known to induce activation and chemotaxis in eosinophils, basophils, and T helper 2 (Th2) lymphocytes via a newly identified PGD2 receptor, chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2). CRTH2 is hypothesized to(More)
A marked proliferation of synovial fibroblasts in joints leads to pannus formation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Various kinds of cytokines are produced in the pannus. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the effects of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors in a new animal model for the evaluation of pannus formation and cytokine production in the(More)
We investigated the effects of gabapentin and pregabalin on the itch-associated response in a mouse model of chronic dermatitis induced by the repeated application of 4-ethoxymethylene-2-phenyl-2-oxazolin-5-one (oxazolone). Challenging the mice with oxazolone-induced chronic dermatitis with the oxazolone evoked severe and transient scratching behavior until(More)
A modified method for the leukocyte adherence inhibition test is described. Peritoneal cells from immune guinea pigs or peripheral mononuclear cells from cancer patients were incubated with immunizing antigen or tumor extract in a 4-mm-wide glass microcell for spectrophotometer analysis. Instead of visual cell counting, the cells adherent to the bottom of(More)
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