Hitoshi Hasegawa

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An orphan G-protein-coupled receptor, GPR18, was cloned on the basis of degenerate-oligonucleotide PCR analysis of HUT 102 cells using primers designed from the conservative regions of the human chemokine receptor. GPR18 was expressed significantly in lymphoid cell lines, but not in non-lymphoid hematopoietic cell lines. Moreover, the expression of the(More)
A common feature of severe Plasmodium falciparum infection is the increased systemic release of proinflammatory cytokines that contributes to the pathogenesis of malaria. Using human blood, we found that blood stage schizonts or soluble schizont extracts activated plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) to up-regulate CD86 expression and produce IFN-alpha.(More)
Chemokines and chemokine receptors play important roles in migration and tissue localization of various lymphocyte subsets. Here, we report the highly frequent expression of CCR4 in adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-immortalized T cells. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that ATL and HTLV-1-immortalized T-cell lines(More)
CD151, one of the tetraspanins, forms a stable complex with integrin alpha3beta1, the major laminin receptor on the cell surface. We found that 8C3, an anti-CD151 mAb obtained by screening for reactivity with integrin alpha3beta1-CD151 complexes, was capable of dissociating CD151 from integrin alpha3beta1, thereby allowing us to deplete CD151 from purified(More)
OBJECT Transvenous embolization (TVE) for the treatment of a cavernous sinus (CS) dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) occasionally causes cranial nerve palsy (CNP). Overpacking of coils is considered to result in CNP. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association of TVE-induced CNP with the volume and location of coils activated in the CS. (More)
OBJECTIVE Lupus nephritis is characterized by immune complex deposition and inflammatory cell infiltration into the renal glomeruli. Local generation of chemokines and the presence of chemokine receptors on the infiltrating cells may be involved in this process. Fractalkine (Fkn)/CX3CL1 and its receptor, CX3CR1, form one such chemokine system. We therefore(More)
We previously reported that certain glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) bind secondary lymphoid tissue chemokine (SLC, CCL21) and that the SLC-binding GAGs, including chondroitin sulfate B (CS B), negatively modulate the function of SLC, although the mechanism remains unknown [J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 5228]. To gain insight into the mechanism of inhibition, we used(More)
Memory T cells are heterogeneous in terms of their phenotype and functional properties. We investigated the molecular profiles of human CD8 naive central memory (T(CM)), effector memory (T(EM)), and effector memory RA (T(EMRA)) T cells using gene expression microarrays and phospho-protein-specific intracellular flow cytometry. We demonstrate that T(CM) have(More)
We have examined the role of the protein CD151 in cell motility, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells by using CD151-overexpressing cells prepared by transfection of CD151 cDNA into three cancer cell lines established from different origins; a human colon cancer RPMI4788, a human glioblastoma A172 and a human fibrosarcoma HT1080. Invasion into Matrigel(More)
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is a physiologically important process that is triggered by intracellular Ca(2+) depletion. Recently, human Orai1 (the channel-forming subunit) and STIM1 (the calcium sensor) were identified as essential molecules for SOCE. Here, we report the cloning and functional analysis of three murine orthologs of Orai1, termed(More)