Hiroyuki Inouye

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In a previous report we found extreme hyperinsulinemia associated with high testosterone levels in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO) and normal insulin levels in a small group of patients with elevated dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). From these observations, we hypothesized that DHEA and testosterone may have opposing actions on insulin(More)
Human T lymphocytes obtained as blasts on day 4 from a primary mixed leukocyte culture (MLC) were cloned in the presence of T cell growth factor (TCGF) and feeder cells. Parameters important in producing higher-specific-activity TCGF were evaluated; irradiation of the responding cells as well as removal of adherent cells or inclusion of indomethacin in the(More)
In an effort to increase the potency of T cell growth factor (TCGF), several variables were examined for their effects on the production of TCGF. The following manipulations enhanced the potency of TCGF: first, the removal of adherent cells and addition of indomethacin to the producing cultures; second, irradiation with 1000 rads of the cells used to(More)
The presence ofCampylobacter pylori was investigated in biopsy specimens obtained during gastrofiberscopy from 103 consecutive patients prospectively. Patients included 25 with gastric ulcer, 4 with duodenal ulcer, 5 with coexisting gastroduodenal ulcer, 31 with gastroduodenal ulcer with gastritis, 27 with gastritis, 3 with gastric polyps and 8 with gastric(More)
IgA-bearing peripheral blood lymphocytes, serum IgA, urinary sediments and HLA types of patients with IgA nephropathy and members of their families were examined to elucidate whether some familial factors might be related to the development of IgA nephropathy. Ten patients with IgA nephropathy, 31 family members and 36 age-matched healthy persons were(More)
HLA phenotypes and haplotypes in relation to organ-specific autoantibody responses were studied in 82 Japanese patients with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. HLA-DRw9 antigen and HLA phenotype of DRw9/X (X: not DR4) were increased in patients with organ-specific autoantibodies other than islet cell antibody (CP<0.02, RR=4.02 and p<0.05, RR=2.30,(More)
Helicobacter pylori was implicated in gastric carcinogenesis through the induction of metaplasia of the gastric mucosa. In this experiment a co-carcinogenic effect of H. pylori on chemically induced gastric carcinogenesis was examined. Wistar WKY male rats received drinking water containing 50 mg/l of N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG), and(More)
HLA-A, B, C, D, and DR antigens in 40 Japanese patients with psoriasis vulgaris were analysed using the antisera obtained from the Seventh International Histocompatibility Workshop. The most deviant HLA antigens in psoriasis were found to be HLA-Cw6 and DRw7. by observing the HLA-A, B, C and DR antigens en bloc in psoriasis, it is shown that the(More)