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Recruitment of neutrophils into tissue occurs in several pathologic processes such as inflammation, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and ischemia. In inflammation, the adherence of neutrophils to the endothelium depends on neutrophil integrins. Integrin-mediated adhesion is tightly regulated, ie, integrins do not function if neutrophils are not triggered by(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is characterized by massive infiltration of circulating ATL cells into a variety of tissues, a finding often associated with poor prognosis. Leukocyte migration from circulation into tissue depends on integrin-mediated adhesion to endothelium, and integrins are tightly regulated by several stimuli, such as inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the role of heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) and chemokines in integrin-mediated T cell adhesion to endothelial cells in the synovium of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Endothelial cells were purified from RA synovium. Expression of heparan sulfate, chemokines, and adhesion molecules on the endothelium was assessed(More)
There is an emerging concept, the validity of which remains to be proven, that preferential expression of selective adhesion molecules on particular T cell subsets may result in tissue-specific migration. L-selectin, cutaneous lymphocyte-associated Ag (CLA), and integrin alpha4beta7 are proposed to be involved in selective migration of T cell subsets into(More)
We identified a novel metabolic system of morphine in the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.). In response to stress, morphine is quickly metabolized to bismorphine consisting of two morphine units, followed by accumulation in the cell wall. This bismorphine binds predominantly to pectins, which possess high galacturonic acid residue contents, through(More)
Bisphosphonates have high affinity for hydroxyapatite (HA), which is abundantly present in bone. Also, platinum complexes are known that have a wide spectrum of antitumor activities. The conjugate of bisphosphonate and a platinum complex might have HA affinity and antitumor activity, and become a drug for metastatic bone tumor. In this study, the authors(More)
A 46-year-old female was admitted to our hospital due to general fatigue, systemic edema and dyspnea with history of systemic sclerosis (SSc). The patient was diagnosed as mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) based on Raynaud phenomenon, a high anti-RNP antibody level and clinical symptoms and laboratory findings suggesting SSc, dermatomyositis (DM) and(More)
Non-invasive measurement and visualization of free radicals in vivo would be important to clarify their roles in the pathogenesis of free radical-associated diseases. Nitroxyl radicals can react with free radicals and be derivatized to achieve specific cellular/subcellular localizing capabilities while retaining the simple spectral features useful in(More)
The 7,8-bis(benzyloxy)bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene derivatives have been synthesized via Diels-Alder reaction of optically active 5,6-bis(benzyloxy)cyclohexa-1,3-diene and dienophiles. The corresponding tricarbonyliron complexes have also been synthesized in enantiomerically pure form.