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Bcl11b/Rit1 is involved in T-cell development and undergoes chromosomal rearrangements in human T-cell leukemias. Thymocytes of Bcl11b−/− newborn mice exhibit apoptosis at a certain developmental stage when thymocytes re-enter into the cell-cycle. Here, we show that Bcl11b-knockdown T-cell lines, when exposed to growth stimuli, exhibited apoptosis at the S(More)
The relationship between clinical severity, the hydration state of the skin surface as assessed by a conductance with a 3.5 MHz high frequency impedance meter, and the amino acid content of the stratum corneum (SC) of six patients with ichthyosis vulgaris and 30 elderly persons with varying degrees of xerosis was investigated. With an increase in the(More)
Expression of CD45 is quite variable in human myeloma cells and cell lines, such as U266, and CD45+ U266 proliferates in response to a growth factor, interleukin-6. Here, we show that CD45+ myeloma cell lines were more sensitive to various apoptotic stimuli, such as oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress, than CD45− cells. Reactive oxygen(More)
An early molecular event in the evolution of insulin-dependent diabetes in humans and NOD mice appears to involve the interaction of MHC class II molecules, beta-cell autoantigen-derived peptides, and receptor molecules of helper T lymphocytes. To examine the influence of T-lymphocyte-receptor beta-genes on the development of beta-cell autoimmunity, (NOD x(More)
An unusual case of 'photosensitive psoriasis' is reported. This patient had experienced an exacerbation after sea-bathing, and psoriatic eruptions were observed on the sun-exposed areas of the body. Phototesting with ultraviolet-B (UV-B) revealed his minimal erythema dose to be within normal limits. Three to four weeks after phototesting, however, he(More)
Olfactory receptor cells are widely thought to regenerate after degeneration and also thought to show turnover in normal circumstances in animal olfactory epithelium. The identity of the factor that controls proliferation and differentiation of olfactory receptor cells is a very important problem that has yet to be resolved. In this study, the mitogenic(More)
In mice sensitized with trinitrochlorobenzene, serial changes in epidermal Ia-positive cells were studied at various times after challenge. Until 3 days post-challenge, the Ia-positive cells consisted only of dendritic Langerhans cells; their number was decreased but they were significantly enlarged, with extending dendrites. Some Langerhans cells were also(More)
The present study was undertaken in order to clarify the exact mode of the Langerhans cell (LC) depleting process caused by UV irradiation. Following irradiation with a single dose of various wavelengths of monochromatic UV radiation (UVR), we studied the number of Ia-positive cells in mouse epidermal sheets quantitatively, particularly with regard to(More)