Hiromichi Taneichi

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the pathogen that most commonly triggers infection-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and ectopically infects CD8(+) T cells in EBV-associated HLH (EBV-HLH). We recently described an EBV-HLH patient who had a clonally expanded population of EBV-infected CD8(+) T cells with CD5 down-regulation. To determine(More)
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), which is defective in patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), is expressed not only in B cells but also in monocytes and dendritic cells (DCs). DCs play a crucial role in the innate immune response against infections by sensing pathogens through Toll-like receptors (TLRs). However, it is not known whether BTK(More)
Proinflammatory cytokines are related to the pathogenesis of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). We assessed the kinetics of the release of cytokines such as neopterin, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and the soluble forms of type I and II TNF receptors during EHEC O111-induced(More)
Proinflammatory cytokines are related to the pathogenesis of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). We employed an antibody array that simultaneously detects 174 serum cytokines. We identified five serum biomarkers, namely insulin growth factor-binding protein-2, angiopoietin-2, soluble interleukin-6 receptor,(More)
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a cardiomyopathy morphologically characterized by 2-layered myocardium, numerous prominent trabeculations, and deep intertrabecular recesses communicating with the left ventricular cavity. The purpose of this study was to investigate patients with LVNC for possible disease causing mutations. We screened 4 genes (TAZ,(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the clinical and radiologic features and analyze factors associated with neurologic outcomes of encephalopathy secondary to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111. METHODS We reviewed medical records and neuroimaging in 22 patients with neurologic symptoms among 86 with STEC O111 infection. RESULTS Twenty-one (6 males(More)
X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is clinically characterized by recurrent bacterial infections during early infancy. Although it is not a phagocytic disorder, XLA is sometimes associated with neutropenia. We conducted a nation-wide survey to determine the frequency of neutropenia among Japanese XLA patients. Responses were received from 87 (86%) of 101(More)
Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, bone marrow dysfunction, and skeletal abnormalities. SBDS was identified as a causative gene for SDS in 2003, and genetic analyses of SDS have been performed. We performed genetic analysis of 13 Japanese patients with presumed SDS and(More)
Tau protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum are elevated in patients with various central nervous system diseases. We investigated whether serum tau protein levels are useful for predicting and assessing disease activity of acute encephalopathy (AE) in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O111-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS; EHEC(More)
Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment was introduced as replacement therapy for patients with congenital agammaglobulinemia. For the last three decades, high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (HD-IVIg) has been used for autoimmune diseases and systemic inflammatory diseases, such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Kawasaki disease, myasthenia gravis and(More)