Kensuke Shibata

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Chronic treatment with calcitonin in osteoporotic patients alleviates the pain associated with this condition by an unknown mechanism. In ovariectomized rats that develop osteoporosis and hyperalgesia, we examined whether a functional change in serotonergic systems in the spinal dorsal horn was involved, using whole-cell recordings from substantia(More)
We reported previously that IL-15 plays a critical role in protecting effector CD8(+) T cells from apoptosis during the contraction phase following acute infection with Listeria monocytogenes by inducing antiapoptotic molecules. In the present study, we examined the effects of in vivo administration of rIL-15 on contraction of CD8(+) T cells after chronic(More)
C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) recognize pathogen-derived ligands and abnormal self that trigger protective immune responses. However, the precise nature of self ligands recognized by CLRs remains to be determined. Here, we found that Dectin-2 recognizes bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) using Dectin-2-expressing reporter cells. This activity was(More)
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