K. M. Saizawa

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The cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) lesions induced by intradermal injection of cloned autoreactive T cells have been shown to subside rapidly and the epidermis returns to normal 2 wk after injection. Those mice that had spontaneously recovered from the cutaneous GVHD became resistant to subsequent attempts to induce the cutaneous GVHD by the T(More)
Various T-cell surface molecules are involved in T-cell adhesion, which is an essential requirement for epidermotropic migration of T cells. Our previous studies demonstrated that certain T-cell clones can migrate into the epidermis upon their intradermal inoculation into the footpads of recipient mice with relevant antigens, while other T-cell clones,(More)
CD4 is a molecule expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes which recognize foreign protein antigens in the context of class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. Recognition of antigen:class II MHC complexes by CD4+ T cells can be inhibited by anti-CD4 (ref. 3). Nevertheless, specific recognition of the antigen:Ia complex is clearly a(More)
In vivo treatment with mAb directed against T cell surface molecules has been shown to prevent or reverse graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) and experimental autoimmune diseases, where T cells play a critical role. In this study we investigated the effects of in vivo administration of anti-I-A, anti-L3T4, and anti-lymphocyte function-associated Ag 1 (LFA-1) mAb(More)
CD4 can physically associate with the CD3-T-cell receptor complex as visualized in cocapping experiments. This association occurs when the T-cell receptor is cross-linked by certain anti-variable region antibodies that appear to induce a conformational change in the receptor such that it associate with CD4. Similar association has been observed in earlier(More)
The role of Ia+ keratinocytes in epidermotropism of T cells was analyzed by using self-IA specific autoreactive cloned T cells with epidermotropic nature (termed BB5) and those without it (termed C10). These T-cell clones were injected into the footpads of syngeneic nude mice whose keratinocytes had been induced to express Ia by the iv injection of normal(More)
Our previous study showed that in cutaneous graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) induced by intradermal injection of autoreactive T cells the epidermal structures spontaneously recovered from the destruction became resistant to the subsequent attempts to induce the cutaneous GVHD and that the resistance correlated well with a 30-fold increase in the number of(More)
Although it is well known that in various T cell-mediated skin diseases T cells migrate preferentially to epidermis, no direct evidence has been presented in which molecules on T cells are important in directing T cell traffic to epidermis. We have previously established CD4+ autoreactive cloned T cells with a special tropism for epidermis in vitro as well(More)