Iwao Kurimoto

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PURPOSE To determine, with the use of mice genetically deficient in expression of CD4 or CD8 molecules, which T cells are responsible for rejection of orthotopic corneal allografts in mice. METHODS Corneas were prepared from major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-only incompatible, minor histocompatibility (H)- only incompatible, and MHC-plus-minor H(More)
F4/80, a monoclonal antibody that binds to a surface molecule on mature macrophages and certain dendritic cells, has been used to explore the role of epidermal and dermal cells as antigen-presenting cells (APC) during the induction of contact hypersensitivity (CH) in mice. Systemic administration of the antibody appeared to have little or no physical or(More)
To avoid unsuspected and unwanted consequences of excess hapten during epicutaneous sensitization, optimal sensitizing doses of dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) were determined for several ultraviolet B radiation (UVB)-resistant and UVB-susceptible strains of mice. Using these doses of hapten applied epicutaneously or injected intracutaneously into normal or(More)
Acute, low-dose ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) impairs the induction of contact hypersensitivity (CH) to dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) in certain inbred strains of mice (termed UVB-susceptible), but not in others (termed UVB-resistant). By contrast, exposure of mouse ear skin to an identical regimen of UVB has been reported to exaggerate the expression of CH.(More)
Because substance p (SP) has been reported to be released from cutaneous sensory nerve endings after hapten application, we determined whether SP participates in contact hypersensitivity (CH) induction by using a SP agonist, GR73632 or delta-Aminovaleryl [Pro9, N-Me-Leu10]-substance P(7-11) and a SP antagonist, spantide I. When injected intradermally, SP(More)
Ultraviolet B (UVB) light impairs the induction of contact hypersensitivity to epicutaneously applied haptens in certain strains of mice by a genetically determined mechanism that depends upon the participation of TNF-alpha. Because the superficial epidermis contains large amounts of trans-urocanic acid (trans-UCA), because exposure to UVB radiation(More)
We report a young female patient with recurrent lupus erythematosus profundus (LEP) who has successfully maintained remission of LEP with cyclosporin A (CsA), although conventional treatments such as systemic corticosteroids (low-dose), dapsone, and other immunosuppressive drugs (azathiopurine, cyclophosphamide) could not maintain remission.
Ultraviolet B (UVB) light disrupts epidermal Langerhans cells (LC) universally and impairs the induction of contact hypersensitivity (CH) to epicutaneously applied haptens in certain strains of mice. Similar effects are observed when tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha) is injected intradermally (ID) in mice. Trans-urocanic acid (UCA), a photoreceptor(More)
Acute, low-dose ultraviolet B radiation (UVR) alters cutaneous immunity at the local site as well as systemically. Within 2-3 days of UVR exposure, recipient mice lose their capacity to develop contact hypersensitivity (CH) when hapten is painted on unexposed skin. This loss correlates temporally with a functional deficit among dendritic antigen-presenting(More)