Miyuki Kitaoka

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Immunization of mice with viable syngeneic testicular germ cells (TGC) alone can induce autoimmune responses against autoantigens of both round and elongating spermatids, resulting in the development of experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO). Histological lesions in this EAO model without an adjuvant are characterized by lymphocytic infiltration into the(More)
Exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been reported to induce spermatogenic disturbance through oxidant stress and affect the immune system as an adjuvant. However, the effect of DEHP on the testicular immune microenvironment has not yet been investigated. In the present study, we examined the testicular immune microenvironment after exposure(More)
We previously established an immunological infertility model, experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO), which can be induced by two subcutaneous injections of viable syngeneic testicular germ cells on days 0 and 14 in mice without using any adjuvant. In this EAO model, CD4+ T-cell-dependent lymphocytic infiltration and immune deposits were found with(More)
Experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO) is one of the models of immunological male infertility. Murine EAO is CD4+T cell-dependent and classically induced by immunization with a testicular homogenate and adjuvants. We previously established that immunization with viable syngeneic testicular germ cells (TGC) can also induce murine EAO with no use of any(More)
The right gonadal artery (RGA) usually arises from the anterior wall of the abdominal aorta below the level of the renal arteries and veins, passes ventrally to the inferior vena cava (IVC), and then runs obliquely downward to reach the pelvic cavity. In this study, we observed 59 Japanese cadavers and found that in eight of them (13.6%), the RGA’s passed(More)
Experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO) with experimental autoimmune epididymitis (EAE) can be induced in mice by immunization with testicular antigens emulsified in adjuvants. On immunization with syngeneic testicular germ cells (TGC) alone, EAO with no EAE is induced in mice. Recently, we found that EAE with no EAO can be induced in vasectomized mice by(More)
The development of the testicular cord structure was investigated in 4 human fetuses between 70 and 90 days of gestation, in which the testicular cords are differentiating into the seminiferous tubules. Histological examinations were performed using stains with haematoxylin-eosin (HE), Masson's trichrome (MT), periodic acid schiff (PAS), anti-proliferating(More)
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