Haruhiko Suzuki

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Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is one of the best-documented animal models of autoimmune disease. We examined the role of CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells, which we previously identified as naturally occurring regulatory T cells that effectively regulate CD8+ T cells, in EAE. Depletion of CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells by in vivo administration(More)
Regulation of immune system is of paramount importance to prevent immune attacks against self-components. Mice deficient in the interleukin (IL)-2/IL-15 receptor beta chain, CD122, are model animals of such immune attacks and characteristically have a high number of abnormally activated T cells. Here, we show that the transfer of CD8+CD122+ cells into(More)
We recently identified CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells that directly control CD8+ and CD4+ cells without intervention of APCs. In this study, we investigated the effector mechanism of CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells by using an in vitro regulation system. The profile of cytokine expression revealed that IL-10 was predominantly produced by CD8+CD122+ cells,(More)
We have examined the contribution of insulin secretion and insulin resistance to glucose intolerance in Japanese. Some indices of insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity based on the results of OGTT were used. The decline of insulin secretion capacity was significant throughout the development of glucose intolerance from NGT via IGT to DM. Decreased(More)
The distribution of FMRF amide-like immunoreactivity was investigated in the olfactory organs in the tentacle tip of the terrestrial slug, Limax marginatus. Approximately 0.7% of the neurons in the lobules of the tentacle ganglia demonstrated FMRF amide-like immunoreactivity. Most of the FMRF amide-like-immunoreactive somata lay at superficial positions(More)
Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) is a subgroup of impaired glucose regulation exhibiting an elevated fasting glucose levels without elevated 2-h glucose levels on oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Diabetes mellitus with isolated fasting hyperglycemia (DM/IFH) is a similar subgroup of diabetes having higher fasting glucose levels with 2-h glucose levels(More)
4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), an aldehyde product of membrane lipid peroxidation, has been suggested to mediate a number of oxidative stress-linked pathological events in humans, including cellular growth inhibition and apoptosis induction. Because HNE is potentially reactive to a number of both cell surface and intracellular proteins bearing sulfhydryl, amino(More)
The signaling for activation of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) is usually started by binding of ligands to cell-surface receptors. However, recent evidence suggests the presence of ligand binding-independent signaling pathways that are mediated by oxidative stress. Oxidation and reduction of protein cysteine sulfhydryl (SH) groups may work as a molecular(More)
We previously showed that cepharanthine (CEP), a biscoclaurine alkaloid, induces caspase-dependent and Fas-independent apoptosis in Jurkat and K562 human leukemia cells. In the present study, we investigated the effect of CEP on three groups of human mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in relation to CEP-induced apoptosis. CEP, at the concentration(More)
If induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are to be used to treat damaged tissues or repair organs in elderly patients, it will be necessary to establish iPS cells from their tissues. To determine the feasibility of using this technology with elderly patients, we asked if it was indeed possible to establish iPS cells from the bone marrow (BM) of aged mice. BM(More)