Hiroshi Matsumiya

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In this study, we report the unique role of arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (Alox5) in the regulation of specific humoral immune responses. We previously reported an L22 monoclonal antibody with which human primary resting B cells in the mantle zones of lymphoid follicles are well-defined. Proteomics analyses enabled identification of an L22 antigen as Alox5,(More)
Allergic rhinitis (AR), the most common allergic disorder of the airway, is often accompanied by bronchial asthma. However, little is known about the mechanism by which AR advances to AR comorbid with bronchial asthma (AR+Asthma). To determine the pathophysiologic features of AR and AR+Asthma, we examined subsets of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and(More)
In the isolated parietal cell the following observations were made: gastrin led to an increase in cytoplasmic free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) even in the absence of medium Ca2+ and to transient membrane depolarization in both the absence of the medium Ca2+ and the fura-2-loaded cell. The incorporated Ca2+ chelator BAPTA inhibited the gastrin-induced(More)
We demonstrated free flow electrophoresis (FFE) of charged cells under microgravity, where gravitational effects are almost eliminated. Separation of a mixture of three bacterial strains (mutants of Salmonella typhimurium LT2) by FFE was conducted on NASA Space Shuttle flight STS-47 (September 1992). The experiment was designed to differentiate three(More)
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a well-differentiated endocrine malignant tumor that develops from thyroid follicular epithelium. The tumor represents the most common type of endocrine malignancy; however, its tumorigenesis is not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to address the functional role of the sorting nexin (SNX) family in PTC because(More)
Osteosarcoma is a rare but highly malignant tumor occurring most frequently in adolescents. The prognosis of non-responders to chemotherapy is still poor, and new treatment modalities are needed. To develop peptide-based immunotherapy, we previously identified autologous cytotoxic T lymphocyte-defined osteosarcoma antigen papillomavirus binding factor (PBF)(More)
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are involved in specific humoral immunity at initial and recall phases. The fact that the transcription repressors B-cell lymphoma-6 and Blimp-1 determine lineages of Tfh cells and other types of effector CD4(+) T cells, respectively, suggests that there are unique mechanisms to establish Tfh-cell identity. In this study, we(More)
High-dose chemotherapy may kill not only tumor cells but also immunocytes, and frequently induces severe lymphocytopenia. On the other hand, patients who recover from the nadir maintain immunity against infection, suggesting the existence of an unknown memory T-cell population with stress resistance, long-living capacity, proliferation and differentiation.(More)