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Purpose. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) has been identified as a regulator of CD25(+)CD4(+) regulatory T-cell (T(reg)) and Th17 cell differentiation in mice, and activation of AHR by its ligand 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) induces functional T(reg) cells. In this study, the authors examined whether the AHR-mediated effect of TCDD suppresses(More)
PURPOSE Immune responses to retina-specific autoantigens, including S antigen (S-Ag) and interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein (IRBP), have been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of human uveitis, including Behçet's disease (BD). In this study, the authors examined whether immune responses to IRBP and S-Ag in BD patients can be(More)
PURPOSE Various immune mediators are hypothesized to have important roles in the pathogenesis of vitreoretinal B-cell lymphoma, although the exact mechanisms remain unclear. We determined the immune mediator profile in the vitreous of eyes with vitreoretinal B-cell lymphoma. METHODS We studied 28 eyes (23 patients) with vitreoretinal B-cell lymphoma, and(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine whether human corneal endothelial (HCE) cells could regulate the activation of bystander T cells in vitro. METHODS HCE cell lines were established from primary HCE cells. Target-activated T cells were used allogeneic T cells and Jurkat T-cell lines. As an additional target, T-cell clones from uveitis patients(More)
Many controversies persist with respect to the dosage and therapeutic duration concerning iron deficiency anemia (IDA) treatment. To identify the most suitable cure, this study evaluated the effect of iron supplementation with different doses and for different time periods in rats with iron deficiency anemia. The rats were randomly divided into five groups(More)
PURPOSE Inducible costimulator (ICOS) is an important costimulatory molecule involved in T-cell activation. In this study, the role of ICOS in the pathogenesis of uveitis in Behçet's disease (BD) was investigated. METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were obtained from BD patients with uveitis in the active or remission phase and in healthy(More)
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A 2 (Lp-PLA 2) is a recently identified and potentially useful plasma biomarker for cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) remains unclear. The objective of this study was to assess the independent association of Lp-PLA 2 and other inflammatory markers with the reduced(More)
INTRODUCTION T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-2 (TIM-2) has been shown to regulate CD4 T cell activation. However, the role of TIM-2 in the autoimmune disease models has not been clarified yet. In this study, we investigated the effects of anti-TIM-2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) to determine whether TIM-2(More)
Little is known about the frequency features of spontaneous neural activity in the brains of moderate and late preterm (MLPT) newborns. We used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) and the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) method to investigate the frequency properties of spontaneous blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD)(More)
The present study analyzed the characteristics and risk factors associated with tracheobronchial tuberculosis (TBTB) in 410 patients with TBTB. Retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical features, bronchoscopy performance , bacteriological examination, imaging and treatment of 410 patients who were diagnosed with TBTB using bron-choscopy. Among(More)