Junko Inagaki

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the profile of histone deacetylase (HDAC) expression in the synovial tissue of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with that of normal control and osteoarthritis (OA), and to examine whether there is a link between HDAC activity and synovial inflammation. METHODS HDAC activity and histone(More)
beta(2)-Glycoprotein I (beta(2)-GPI) is a major antigen for antiphospholipid antibodies (Abs) present in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We previously reported that beta(2)-GPI specifically binds to oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL), but not to native low density lipoprotein (LDL). In the present study, a ligand specific for(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of waterproof covering on finger skin temperature (FST) and hand pain during immersion test for diagnosing hand-arm vibration syndrome complying with the proposal of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/ CD14835-1, 2001) for measurement procedure. Six healthy male subjects took part(More)
BACKGROUND Laminin-1, a multifunctional glycoprotein of the basement membrane, is thought to be important in embryogenesis, embryonic implantation, and placentation. We recently showed that serum IgG anti-laminin-1 autoantibodies (auto-Abs) are associated with recurrent first-trimester miscarriages. The present study assessed the clinical significance of(More)
PROBLEM The present study assesses the clinical significance of anti-laminin-1 auto-antibodies (auto-Abs) in recurrent miscarriages. METHOD OF STUDY A total of 207 recurrent aborters with a history of two or more consecutive first-trimester miscarriages were tested for the presence of anti-laminin-1 Abs, beta2-glycoprotein I-dependent anticardiolipin Abs,(More)
Laminin-1 is a major multifunctional glycoprotein that forms an integral part of the scaffolding network of basement membranes, and is the earliest synthesized component during embryogenesis. This protein (alpha1beta1gamma1) plays an important role in basement membrane assembly and epiblast differentiation during embryonic development. Anti-laminin-1(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP) was administered to a 49-year-old dialysis female patient with advanced uterine cervical cancer. Analysis of the pharmacokinetics of CDDP in the patient with renal failure and at hemodialysis were compared with that of patients without renal impairment. CDDP at 30 mg was administered by drip infusion. The samples were ultrafiltrated and(More)
A phase I study of a new anthracycline antibiotic, aclacinomycin A, was performed in a total of 15 patients with advanced malignancy to determine the maximum-tolerated dose. The gastrointestinal toxicity which occurred was not dose-related and was not severe. Epilation and stomatitis were extremely minimal. Both hepatic dysfunction and hematologic toxicity(More)
It is currently thought that chloroplasts of higher plants were derived from endosymbiont oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria (primary endosymbiosis), while Euglena, a photosynthetic protista, gained chloroplasts by secondary endosymbiosis (i.e., incorporation of a photosynthetic eukaryote into heterotrophic eukaryotic host). To examine if the protein(More)
2-Glycoprotein I ( 2-GPI) is proteolytically cleaved by plasmin in domain V (nicked 2-GPI), being unable to bind to phospholipids. This cleavage may occur in vivo and elevated plasma levels of nicked 2-GPI were detected in patients with massive plasmin generation and fibrinolysis turnover. In this study, we report higher prevalence of elevated ratio of(More)