Kachio Tasaka

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Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK), a member of the TNF family, is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates cell growth, migration, and survival principally through a TWEAK receptor, fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14). However, its physiological roles in bone are largely unknown. We herein report various effects(More)
Most tumour cells are sensitive to TRAIL-induced apoptosis, but not normal cells; thus, cancer therapy using TRAIL is expected clinically. Several tumour cells are resistant to TRAIL-induced apoptosis, and various mechanisms of such resistance were reported in individual cases. In this study, we established a TRAIL-resistant glioma cell line, which(More)
In the allergic mucosa, there is a significant increase in numbers of CD25(+) cells and activated eosinophils. To determine whether a link exists between the activated T-lymphocytes and tissue eosinophils in nasal allergy, we studied CD25(+) cells in the nasal mucosa and compared the levels of soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R) both in the serum and the nasal(More)
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