Kazuhiro Yoshihara

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We successfully cloned and sequenced porcine toll-like receptor (TLR2) and TLR6 cDNA from porcine alveolar macrophages stimulated with 10 microg/ml lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The open reading frames (ORFs) of the porcine TLR2 and TLR6 cDNA were shown to be 2358 and 2391 bp in length and to encode 785 and 796 amino acids, respectively. The predicted amino(More)
A pig interleukin-21 (IL-21) cDNA was successfully cloned and sequenced from porcine peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) stimulated with 10 microg/ml concanavalin A (ConA), 10 microg/ml phytohemagglutinin P (PHA), 50 ng/ml phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), and 0.5 microg/ml anti-porcine CD3 antibody for 48 hr. The open reading frame of the porcine IL-21(More)
Bovine interleukin-21 (IL-21) cDNA was cloned and sequenced from bovine peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) stimulated with 10 microg/ml concanavalin A (ConA), 10 microg/ml phytohemagglutinin (PHA), and 50 ng/ml phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) for 48 h. The open reading frame of the bovine IL-21 cDNA is 459 bp in length and encodes 152 amino acids.(More)
The generation of multinucleated giant cells (MGC) from cells of the bovine monocyte-macrophage lineage was investigated. Freshly isolated monocytes were incubated with the conditioned medium (CM) of peripheral blood mononuclear cell cultures treated with Concanavalin A for 1-4 days (CM1 to CM4). Only CM1 generated MGC despite similar concentrations of(More)
Three recombinant proteins, Map10, Map39, and Map41, produced based on nucleotide sequences obtained from the screening of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis genomic library expressed in Escherichia coli significantly elicited gamma interferon production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from infected cattle. Two of these proteins were members(More)
Paratuberculosis (Ptb), caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map), is a chronic enteritis that affects many ruminants and other wild animals worldwide. Ptb is a great concern in animal health and in etiology of human Crohn's disease (CD). In the present study, we detected Map-specific insertion sequence IS900 of DNA in tissue sections(More)
In the pathogenesis of doxorubicin (DXR)-induced cardiomyopathy, oxidative stress appears to play an important role. It has been reported that pentosidine and N(epsilon)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), are formed by the combined processes of glycation and oxidation and play a significant role in the process of(More)
In this study, we examined the concentration of bovine IL-18 in the sera of pregnant cows, their fetuses and newborn calves, and in colostrum in order to examine the role of IL-18 in bovine pregnancy and the neonatal period. A sandwich-ELISA to quantify bovine IL-18 was established using anti-porcine IL-18 monoclonal antibodies, which cross-reacted with(More)
We cloned and sequenced a cDNA that contains the coding sequence of the porcine interleukin-18 receptor alpha chain (PoIL-18Ralpha). Based on the conserved nucleotide sequences between human (HuIL-18Ralpha) and murine IL-18Ralpha (MuIL-18Ralpha), we performed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with total RNA prepared from porcine(More)
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