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To assess the usefulness of oncostatin M (osm) gene therapy in liver regeneration, we examined whether the introduction of OSM cDNA enhances the regeneration of livers damaged by dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) in rats. Repeated injection of OSM cDNA enclosed in hemagglutinating virus of Japan envelope into the spleen resulted in the exclusive expression of OSM(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a refractory tumor with poor prognosis associated with asbestos exposure. Pleural effusion is frequently observed in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and cytological analysis is effective to detect malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, cytological discrimination between malignant pleural mesothelioma and(More)
Although Fc receptors (FcRs) for switched immunoglobulin (Ig) isotypes have been extensively characterized, FcR for IgM (FcmuR) has defied identification. By retroviral expression and functional cloning, we have identified a complementary DNA (cDNA) encoding a bona fide FcmuR in human B-lineage cDNA libraries. FcmuR is defined as a transmembrane(More)
An Epstein-Barr virus-transformed B-cell line, HBM-Noda (Noda), that has a dendritic morphology as well as several characteristic features of dendritic cells (DC) has been established. We therefore refer to Noda as B-lineage DC. Although human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) exhibit substantial cellular tropism, the roles of DC in HTLV-I(More)
The Fc receptor for IgA and IgM (Fcalpha/muR) is of particular interest because it can bind antibodies of both IgM and IgA isotypes and thus may play a pivotal role in systemic and mucosal immunity. Using IgM and IgA ligands and newly generated Fcalpha/muR specific monoclonal antibodies we have defined biochemical features and cellular distribution of the(More)
The present study demonstrated that a human B-cell line derived from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. HCF-MLpN. constitutively expressed G-CSF receptor on the cell surface. G-CSF binding to the cell surface was shown by immunofluorescence staining using biotinylated G-CSF preparation and analysed by flow cytometry. Specific binding of G-CSF to the cells was shown by(More)
We examined the effect of quercetin on the inflammatory response induced by carrageenan in the rat. Air pouches were induced subcutaneously on the backs of rats and injected with carrageenan. The rats were treated with either vehicle or quercetin at a dose of 10 mg/kg one hour before carrageenan challenge. Fourty-eight hour after carrageenan challenge, the(More)
Paired Ig-like receptors of activating (PIR-A) and inhibitory (PIR-B) isoforms are expressed by many hematopoietic cells, including B lymphocytes and myeloid cells. To determine the functional roles of PIR-A and PIR-B in primary bacterial infection, PIR-B-deficient (PIR-B(-/-)) and wild-type (WT) control mice were injected i.v. with an attenuated strain of(More)
The effect of ferritin on the delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response and Arthus-type reaction as assessed by footpad reaction using methylated human serum albumin, human serum albumin, or sheep red blood cells as antigens was investigated. Intraperitoneally administered ferritin was short acting and suppressed either induction or expression of DTH(More)
In order to characterize a novel human B cell-lineage dendritic cell line (B/DC line) as an antigen-presenting cell (APC), we compared three types of endocytosis (micropinocytosis via a clathrin-coated pit, macropinocytosis via membrane ruffling, and phagocytosis) among myeloid-related, macrophage (Mphi) cell lines and a B/DC line. In the present(More)