Hiroaki Miwa

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Antipituitary antibodies have been reported to exist in sera of patients with autoimmune endocrine disorders. In order to investigate the pituitary antigens recognized by antipituitary antibodies, we studied the autoantigens in rat pituitary membrane and cytosolic fractions recognized by human antipituitary antibodies and anti-human pituitary hormone(More)
The effect of glutamine (Gln)-supplemented diet on mitogen response decreased immediately after a treadmill exercise was examined by measuring the proliferations of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) with phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin A (ConA) in male Fisher rats. Although the plasma Gln concentration was significantly decreased in the control(More)
Sixty three cancer cases who received minimum of the removal of the main tumor constitute the subjects of the present study. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) of peripheral blood lymphocytes was studied using extirpated autochthonous tumor tissues as antigen and guinea-pig peritoneal exudative cells as indicator cells immediately before the(More)
The effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) against tumor growth and on cellular immunity were studied in comparison with those of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). LPS and TNF, which were administered into mice with tumors, induced hemorrhagic necrosis within 48 hours after the initiation of the treatment. LPS and TNF significantly inhibited the tumor growth, as(More)
The effect of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) on T cell differentiation in thymus of F344 rats was examined in this study. The rats were divided into three groups: vitamin E-free, regular and high vitamin E groups and fed a diet containing various levels of vitamin E (0, 50, and 585 mg/kg diet) for 7 weeks. The number of thymocytes was significantly(More)
Immunotherapy with levamisole (LMS) and combined splenectomy were performed in the cases of stages III and IV gastric cancer of the upper and middle stomach and associated with total gastrectomy. The cell-mediated immunity and the survival rates for both groups were compared with controls. Combined splenectomy was not effective for cases of stage III(More)
The usefulness of recombinant adenovirus with LacZ to trace axons in the peripheral nervous system was investigated. Recombinant adenovirus with LacZ was applied to the cut end of the tibial nerve in rats. The LacZ gene product (B-galactosidase) filled axons of the tibial nerve, which permitted the continuous long-range tracing of axons. Further, the(More)
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