Osamu Matsuno

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Diagnosis of drug-induced pneumonia, which represents pulmonary toxicity caused by certain drugs, is difficult, as a large number of different drugs can elicit various immune-mediated diseases with distinct pathomechanisms. The drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test (DLST) is widely used for diagnosing drug-induced pneumonia in Japan. Recent reports,(More)
ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease) family members are membrane-anchored proteins with wide ranging functions, including proteolytic cleavage of cell surface molecules, cell fusion, cell adhesion and intracellular signaling. ADAM8, also known as CD156a, is expressed mainly in cells of the immune system, such as monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils,(More)
BACKGROUND ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease) family members, characterized by a metalloprotease and a disintegrin domain, are membrane-anchored glycoproteins involved in proteolysis and cell adhesion. ADAM8 might have an important role in allergic inflammation. It can cleave a variety of substrates and is a sheddase for VCAM-1 and CD23, the(More)
A disintegrin and metalloprotease (ADAM) family members, characterized by a metalloprotease and a disintegrin domain, are membrane-anchored glycoproteins involved in proteolysis and cell adhesion. ADAM8 is specifically induced in the experimental murine asthmatic lung. To evaluate novel pathways involved in asthma pathogenesis, using ADAM8 transgenic mice(More)
: A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with pulmonary infiltration, fever, erythema, and eosinophilia. Two weeks before admission, he received amoxicillin, acetaminophen, and shoseiryu-to (a Japanese herbal medicine) for a common cold. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed, and an increased number of eosinophils was recovered. Transbronchial biopsy(More)
Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (DILD) is not uncommon and has many clinical patterns, ranging from benign infiltrates to life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome. There are two mechanisms involved in DILD, which are probably interdependent: one is direct, dose-dependent toxicity and the other is immune-mediated. Cytotoxic lung injury may(More)
Although eosinophils produce cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) in large quantities, information on the relationship between CysLTs and eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is lacking. Inflammatory mediator concentrations in urine were quantified to clarify the relationship between CysLT concentrations and EP severity. Leukotriene (LT)E(4), eosinophil-derived(More)
BACKGROUND Sinusitis occurs frequently in asthmatic patients. Epidemiologic data on sinusitis and lower airway disease must be evaluated with caution because they are based mostly on symptoms and do not include nasal endoscopic or computed tomography (CT) findings. Clinical support and evidence for this association are lacking. We evaluated the impact of(More)
A 66-year-old man had been given bepridil for the treatment of atrial fibrillation since April 28, 2002. The patient developed exertional dyspnea with hypoxemia in the middle of June 2002 and was admitted to our hospital. The chest X-ray and chest CT scans showed diffuse reticulonodular infiltrates in the lower lung fields. Pulmonary function tests revealed(More)
Influenza virus infection is a major respiratory infectious disease that generally induces pneumonia. The clinical manifestations of influenza virus infection and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) differ between elderly persons and younger adults. To determine the clinical features of influenza-associated pneumonia, we studied 21 adult patients with(More)