Masahiro Sekiguchi

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Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) induced in (C57BL/6 x DBA/2) F1 (BDF1) mice by the injection of DBA/2 mouse spleen cells represents histopathological changes associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and Sjogren's syndrome (SS), as indicated by glomerulonephritis, lymphocyte infiltration into the periportal(More)
BACKGROUND A constitutional susceptibility has been suggested in the development of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) because HAPE generally affects healthy young people, some of whom suffer recurrent episodes. We examined whether immunogenetic susceptibility is present in HAPE-susceptible subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS The frequencies of human(More)
We determined whether human lung fibroblasts might release chemotactic activity for neutrophils (NCA) and monocytes (MCA) in response to bleomycin. The human lung fibroblasts supernatant fluids were evaluated for chemotactic activity by a blind well chamber technique. Human lung fibroblasts released NCA and MCA in a dose- and time-dependent manner in(More)
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory mononuclear cell infiltration and destruction of epithelial cells of lacrimal and salivary glands. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and signaling through its receptor S1P(1) have been implicated in many critical cellular events including inflammation, cancer, and(More)
We present results for nu(mu) oscillation in the KEK to Kamioka (K2K) long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. K2K uses an accelerator-produced nu(mu) beam with a mean energy of 1.3 GeV directed at the Super-Kamiokande detector. We observed the energy-dependent disappearance of nu(mu), which we presume have oscillated to nu(tau). The probability that(More)
U-74006F, a non-glucocorticoid 21-aminosteroid, has been developed as an inhibitor of iron-dependent lipid peroxidation. This class of compounds has been shown to prevent antigen-induced eosinophil accumulation in the lungs. In this study, Ascaris-sensitive, "dual-respondent" sheep (showing both immediate (IAR) and late (LAR) asthmatic response) (n = 6)(More)
BACKGROUND The therapeutic value of doxorubicin (DOX) is limited by its cardiotoxicity, which is dose dependent. To improve the detection of such myocardial damage, this study was designed to determine whether the 111In antimyosin antibody Fab could serve as a marker for cardiotoxicity in treated versus control rats on the basis of comparative morphological(More)
We report the result from a search for charged-current coherent pion production induced by muon neutrinos with a mean energy of 1.3 GeV. The data are collected with a fully active scintillator detector in the K2K long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. No evidence for coherent pion production is observed, and an upper limit of is set on the cross(More)
We previously demonstrated that blocking the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor, c-Met, using a HGF antagonist, NK4, inhibited arthritis in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) model mice. In the present study, we investigated the role of c-Met signaling in synovial cell function. We demonstrated that synovial tissues from RA patients and MH7A cells, a human RA(More)