Kensuke Shibata

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Protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis not only depends on CD4+ T helper type 1 (Th1) cells but, also, on CD8+ T cells. Interleukin (IL)-15 has an important function in the maintenance of memory CD8+ T cells. In the present study, we examined the efficacy of recombinant Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (rBCG) secreting fusion protein(More)
A CD30 ligand (CD30L, CD153) is a type II membrane-associated glycoprotein belonging to the TNF family. To illustrate the potential role of CD30L in CD4(+) Th1 cell responses, we investigated the fate of Ag-specific CD4(+) T cells in CD30L-deficient (CD30L(-/-)) mice after Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infection. The number of bacteria(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)
A CD30 ligand (CD30L; CD153) and its receptor, CD30, is a membrane-associated glycoprotein belonging to the TNF superfamily and TNFR superfamily. These were expressed preferentially by activated CD4(+)T cells. In this paper, we show that CD44(low)CD62(hi)CD4(+) T cells from CD30L(-/-) or CD30(-/-) mice exhibited impaired differentiation into Th17 cells but(More)
We have previously found that CD30 ligand (CD30L; CD153)/CD30 signaling executed by the T-T cell interaction plays a critical role in Th17 cell differentiation, at least partly via downregulation of IL-2 production. In this study, we investigated the role of CD30L in the development of colitis experimentally induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS), in which(More)
The content and nature of the preprotachykinin (PPT; i.e., substance P/neurokinin A-encoding) messenger RNAs (mRNAs) present in rat brain striatum and limbic tissues were determined by RNA protection experiments. The rank order of PPT mRNA concentration was striatum greater than nucleus accumbens much greater than bed nucleus of the stria terminalis greater(More)
The human dopamine transporter was expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes following injection of mRNA isolated from human brain substantia nigra. The specific accumulation of [3H]dopamine into these oocytes was time and Na+ dependent. Furthermore, [3H]dopamine accumulation was prevented by coincubation of oocytes with dopamine (100 microM) or with the dopamine(More)
CD8 T cells expressing memory markers exist in naive mice and are thought to be of heterogeneous origin. It was recently reported that among such memory-phenotype (MP) CD8 T cells in naive mice, those expressing programmed death-1 (PD-1) had immune regulatory activity, but their origin and relationship with other regulatory CD8 T cell subsets remain(More)