Naoki Nishino

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Natural killer (NK) cells have been known to enhance the host immune responses against cancer. NK cell number and cytotoxicity in patients with cancer is often low. Therefore, we developed a large-scale ex vivo NK cell expansion method without feeder layers and introduced NK cell-based autologous immune enhancement therapy (AIET). In this paper, we discuss(More)
NELL2 is a neuron-specific thrombospondin-1-like extracellular protein containing six epidermal growth factor-like domains and is highly expressed in the hippocampus. We have previously shown that NELL2 promotes survival of neurons through mitogen-activated protein kinases. To clarify the function of NELL2 in vivo, we have generated a novel strain of mice(More)
Mint-1, which is also called as X11 or mammalian Lin10, protein has been implicated in the synaptic vesicle exocytosis and the targeting and localization of synaptic membrane proteins. Here, we established mint-1 gene knockout (mint-1 KO) mice and investigated vesicular and transporter-mediated dopamine (DA) release evoked by high K(+) and methamphetamine(More)
The microbiota of pre-ensiled crop and silage were examined using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and next-generation sequencing (NGS). Wilted Italian ryegrass (IR), whole crop corn (WC), and wilted alfalfa (AL) silages stored for 2 months were examined. All silages contained lactic acid as a predominant fermentation product. Across the three(More)
We investigated the effects of the predominant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on the fermentation characteristics and aerobic stability of total mixed ration (TMR) silage containing soybean curd residue (SC-TMR silage). The SC-TMR materials were ensiled in laboratory silos for 14 or 56 days. LAB predominant in SC-TMR silage were identified (Exp. 1).(More)
The effects of storage period and aerobic deterioration on the bacterial community were examined in Italian ryegrass (IR), guinea grass (GG), and whole-crop maize (WM) silages. Direct-cut forages were stored in a laboratory silo for 3, 7, 14, 28, 56, and 120 d without any additives; live counts, content of fermentation products, and characteristics of the(More)
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