Kensuke Shibata

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Neutrophils infiltrate the site of infection and play critical roles in host defense, especially against extracellular bacteria. In the present study, we found a rapid and transient production of IL-17 after i.p. infection with Escherichia coli, preceding the influx of neutrophils. Neutralization of IL-17 resulted in a reduced infiltration of neutrophils(More)
We previously reported that resident gammadelta T cells in the peritoneal cavity rapidly produced IL-17 in response to Escherichia coli infection to mobilize neutrophils. We found in this study that the IL-17-producing gammadelta T cells did not produce IFN-gamma or IL-4, similar to Th17 cells. IL-17-producing gammadelta T cells specifically express CD25(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)
Antiviral immune responses play as a double edged sword in resolution of infection and pathogenesis of acute lung injury caused by infection with highly pathogenic influenza A viruses. Here we show that type I interferons (IFNs) are important in protection against acute influenza A virus infection not only via their antiviral activity but also via their(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS A CD30-ligand (CD30L) is a 40-kilodalton, type II membrane-associated glycoprotein belonging to the tumor necrosis factor family. Serum levels of soluble CD30 increased in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), suggesting that CD30L/CD30 signaling is involved in the pathogenesis of IBD. In this study, we investigated the role of CD30L in(More)
Tyrosine kinase 2 (Tyk2), a member of the JAK-signal transducer family, is involved in intracellular signaling triggered by various cytokines, including IL-23. We have recently reported that resident gammadelta T cells in the peritoneal cavity of naive mice produced IL-17 in response to IL-23. In this study, we examined importance of Tyk2-mediated signaling(More)
γδ T cells develop at the double-negative (DN) 2 and DN3 stages and acquire functions to produce IL-17 and IFN-γ in fetal thymus. However, the relationship between differentiation stages and their functions was unclear. In this study, we found that, although IFN-γ-producing and IL-17-producing γδ T cells developed from DN2 cells, only IFN-γ-producing γδ T(More)
PURPOSE Xanthan gum (XG) is a complex exopolysaccharide produced by the plant-pathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. and is widely used as a thickener or viscosifier. We examined in this study the antitumor effects of XG. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cytokine production by XG-stimulated murine macrophage cell lines, J772 and RAW264.7, and peritoneal(More)
Murine γδ T cells develop as the first T-cell lineage within the fetal thymus and disproportionately localize in mucosal tissues such as lung, skin, uterus, and intestine of adult mice. These unique developmental features and distribution patterns of γδ T cells enable rapid functioning against various insults from pathogens. γδ T cells are also able to(More)