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A new myeloid cell line (KU812) was established from a patient with blastic crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia. His blasts were morphologically characteristic of immature basophils and basophil colonies were grown in agar culture of the blood mononuclear cells. Suspension culture of his blood cells was continued for more than 2.5 years. The KU812 cells(More)
Although it is well known that CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) play an important role in the suppression of cancer cell growth, the significance of CD4(+) CTLs in resistance to cancer is obscure. In an attempt to elucidate the role of CD4(+) CTLs in immunosurveillance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), we examined the immunologic functions of(More)
The NADPH oxidase 1 (Nox1) is a gp91(phox) homologue preferentially expressed in the colon. We have established primary cultures of guinea pig large intestinal epithelial cells giving 90% purity of surface mucous cells. These cells spontaneously released superoxide anion (O(2)(-)) of 160 nmol/mg protein/h and expressed the Nox1, p22(phox), p67(phox), and(More)
UNLABELLED Unloading can prevent bone formation by osteoblasts. To study this mechanism, we focused on a ubiquitin ligase, Cbl-b, which was highly expressed in osteoblastic cells during denervation. Our results suggest that Cbl-b may mediate denervation-induced osteopenia by inhibiting IGF-I signaling in osteoblasts. INTRODUCTION Unloading, such as(More)
In this study, we examined pathophysiological roles of osteoactivin, a functionally unknown type I membrane glycoprotein, in mouse skeletal muscle atrophied by denervation (sciatic neurectomy). Denervation increased the amounts of osteoactivin, vimentin, matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), and MMP-9 in mouse gastrocnemius muscle. Interestingly,(More)
We have previously reported that spaceflight and tail suspension enhanced degradation of rat myosin heavy chain (MHC) in association with activation of a ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway [Ikemoto et al., FASEB J. 15 (2001), 1279-1281]. To elucidate whether the ubiquitination is accompanied by oxidative stress, we measured markers for oxidative(More)
We previously reported that intragastric administration of cysteine could be beneficial to prevent unweighting-induced ubiquitination and degradation of muscle protein in association with redox regulation [Ikemoto et al., Biol. Chem., 383 (2002), 715-721]. In this study, we investigated whether vitamin E, another potent antioxidative nutrient, also had(More)
The chemokinetic inhibitory factor (CIF) is a recently described B-cell derived lymphokine that mediates a chemokinetic inhibitory effect on human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) migration. In the present report the interaction of CIF with the neutrophil plasma membrane was studied. Normal human peripheral blood neutrophils and purified neutrophil plasma(More)
  • K. Kishi
  • 1972
A cytoplasmic inclusion comparable to nucleoluslike bodies in other neurons has been observed in cells of the nucleus dorsalis vagi lateralis of the rat medulla oblongata. This body which lacks a limiting membrane is composed of filaments 20 to 70 Å thick and granules 60 to 150 Å in diameter. The filamentous elements attach to the surrounding ribosomes. The(More)