Hideo Nakagawa

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Fibroblasts play a critical role in chronic inflammation and wound healing. In this study, a fibroblast growth-stimulating factor was purified from the exudate of carrageenan-induced inflammation in rats. The purified protein was a disulfide-linked homodimer. Amino acid sequence analysis of the peptides generated by cleavage with cyanogen bromide and(More)
The contribution of streptolysin O (SLO) from Streptococcus pyogenes to neutrophil infiltration in inflammatory lesions was determined by production of cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant (CINC)-1, -2 and -3, and macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1alpha by rat macrophages stimulated with SLO in culture. Active SLO induced the production of CINCs(More)
A single dose of 4-aminopyrazolo(3,4-d) pyrimidine (4APP), an adenine analog, was orally administered at various concentrations of groups of mice and after 24 h, the plasma-alpha-amylase activity and cholesterol levels had significantly decreased in a dose-dependent manner. There was no change, however, in pancreatic superoxide dismutase activity or the(More)
Recombinant human interleukin-1β (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF) synergistically stimulated BALB/c 3T3 cells to produce a chemotactic factor for rat polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs), whereas an addition of 10−11–10−8 MIL-1 or TNF alone to the cell culture resulted in a slight increase in the production of chemotactic factor. The partially(More)
Two basic proteins enhancing vascular permeability have been purified from the exudate of the chronic phase of carrageenan-induced inflammation in rats. One major and one minor peak on reversed-phase HPLC showed molecular masses of 9.3 kDa and 7.6 kDa, respectively, on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis under reducing conditions.(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying the progression of the disease are not well understood. The data in this report suggest that canopy FGF signaling regulator 2 (CNPY2) is a promoter of RCC progression. We found that CNPY2 significantly promoted growth of RCC cells and upregulated TP53(More)
Rat cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant-3 (CINC-3) has neutrophil chemotactic activity comparable with that of CINC-1 and CINC-2, but induces calcium mobilization more potently than CINC-1 and CINC-2. However, only one CINC receptor, CXCR2, has been found in rat neutrophils. Therefore we attempted to determine the biochemical basis for the(More)
The effects of allopurinol and 4-aminopyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine (4APP) on adenine-induced renal injury in mice were examined. Plasma urea nitrogen (UN) and creatinine levels increased after the oral administration of adenine to mice. However, plasma UN and creatinine levels decreased inversely with the dose of 4APP when a different dosage of 4APP was(More)
To uncover the mechanism by which human prostate cancer progresses, we performed a genetic screen for regulators of human prostate cancer progression using the Drosophila accessory gland, a functional homolog of the mammalian prostate. Cell growth and migration of secondary cells in the adult male accessory gland were found to be regulated by paired,(More)
Androgen-independent prostate cancer is known as a hormone-refractory disease. Although the androgen receptor (AR) is considered to be a key regulator of androgen-independent prostate cancer progression, the mechanism through which AR gene expression is regulated is not well understood. In the present study, we showed that the AR gene was upregulated by(More)