Keisuke Shioji

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BACKGROUND Adriamycin (ADR) is an anticancer drug known to cause severe cardiac toxicity by generating free radicals. We investigated the role of a redox-regulating molecule, thioredoxin-1 (TRX1), in ADR-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS AND RESULTS The in vitro study showed that TRX1 was dose-dependently increased concomitant with the formation of hydroxyl(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac myosin-induced myocarditis is an experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) model used to investigate autoimmunological mechanisms in inflammatory heart diseases and resembles fulminant myocarditis in humans. We investigated the therapeutic role of thioredoxin-1 (TRX-1), a redox-regulatory protein with antioxidant and antiinflammatory(More)
Some ANG II receptor type 1 (AT(1)) antagonists are reported to inhibit proinflammatory cytokine production in vitro and in vivo. However, the effects of the drugs on autoimmune diseases are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that olmesartan, a novel AT(1) antagonist, ameliorated experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) in rats attributed to the suppression(More)
In the present study, the mechanisms and importance of the Fc portion of immunoglobulin in experimental giant cell myocarditis were examined. Giant cell myocarditis was induced in rats by immunization of porcine cardiac myosin. Human intact immunoglobulin (1 g. kg(-1). d(-1)) or F(ab')(2) fragments of human immunoglobulin (1 g. kg(-1). d(-1)) were(More)
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