Hiroe Shiratsuchi

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We examined the ability of purified protein derivative (PPD) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to induce transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta 1), a potent immunosuppressive and macrophage-deactivating molecule, in blood monocytes from healthy individuals. TBF-beta 1 activity in PPD-induced monocyte supernatants was identified by Western immunoblot(More)
The induction of macrophage-deactivating (interleukin-10 [IL-10] and transforming growth factor beta [TGF-beta] and macrophage-activating (IL-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-alpha] cytokines by lipoarabinomannan (LAM) from pathogenic Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman and H37Rv strains (ManLAM) and nonpathogenic mycobacteria (AraLAM) in human(More)
The potential utility of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to guide clinical care in oncology patients has gained momentum with emerging micro- and nanotechnologies. Establishing the role of CTCs in tumor progression and metastasis depends both on enumeration and on obtaining sufficient numbers of CTCs for downstream assays. The numbers of CTCs are few in(More)
We hypothesized that changes in extracellular pressure during inflammation or infection regulate macrophage phagocytosis through modulating the focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-ERK pathway. Undifferentiated (monocyte-like) or PMA-differentiated (macrophage-like) THP-1 cells were incubated at 37 degrees C with serum-opsonized latex beads under ambient or 20-mmHg(More)
Yuan, Lisi, "Molecular mechanisms of strain-stimulated intestinal epithelial cell differentiation and migration" (2012). Wayne State University Dissertations. Paper 489. _________________________________ Advisor Date _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ ii(More)
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