Hiroshi Matsumiya

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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)
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)
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