Osvaldo Kotaro Takai

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Serum antibodies in some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were found to have specificity to idiotypes (Id) of 0-81 (human monoclonal anti-single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) antibody) but not to Id of NE-1 (human monoclonal anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) antibody) or pooled human IgM. The interaction of the antibodies and 0-81 was blocked by the(More)
We analyzed the idiotype (Id) expression on the surface of human anti-DNA antibody-producing cells. Murine monoclonal anti-Id antibodies with a specificity for determinants associated with the antigen-binding sites of human monoclonal anti-DNA autoantibodies were prepared. One anti-Id antibody reacted only with surface Id on anti-ssDNA-producing cells, but(More)
Monoclonal anti-idiotypic (Id) antibodies to human monoclonal anti-DNA antibodies were obtained by a somatic cell hybridization. One, termed as D1E2, was directed to Id of anti-single-stranded (ss) DNA antibody (0-81) and the other, 1F5, to anti-double-stranded (ds) DNA antibody (NE-1). Each anti-Id antibody behaved like a mirror image of the corresponding(More)
A new strategy was shown for the manipulation of autoantibody production in humans. Antiidiotypic antibody to human anti-DNA autoantibody was conjugated with neocarzinostatin (NCS), a cytotoxic agent, by using N-succimidyl 3-(2-pyridyldithio) propionate as a coupling agent. Human B cell clones, which produce anti-DNA autoantibodies, were killed by in vitro(More)
Anti-DNA Id, 0-81, consist of 5 to 51% of Id in human anti-ssDNA antibodies; NE-1-Id shares 2 to 20% of those in anti-dsDNA antibodies. Thus, both 0-81-Id and NE-1-Id are of the cross-reactive Id that are commonly present among anti-DNA antibodies. In order to manipulate the production of anti-DNA antibodies by human PBL, we used mouse antiidiotypic mAb or(More)
The possibility that thyroid-stimulating antibodies (TSAbs) might interact with receptor determinants different from those important for high affinity TSH binding has been evaluated. Deletion mutants of the extracellular domain of the rat TSH receptor as well as point mutations of potential N-linked glycosylation sites were created. TSH binding and the(More)
Graves' disease is characterized by hypersecretion of thyroid hormones due to binding of autoantibodies to the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR). In order to study immunological aspects of the TSHR we expressed the extracellular domain of the rat TSHR (ETSHR) as a fusion protein with beta-galactosidase in a prokaryotic system. The identity of this ETSHR-fusion(More)
A 64-year-old man was admitted to the emergency center of Furukawa City Hospital because of common cold-like symptoms and hypotension. He was diagnosed as fulminant myocarditis with cardiogenic shock and arrhythmia elicited by influenza virus subtype A. Cardiac angiography, echocardiography and biopsy also showed myocarditis, and serum antibody titer to(More)
The DNA-anti-DNA antibody immune complexes were isolated from plasma of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and DNA fragments separated from immune complexes were subjected to molecular cloning. The resulting recombinant DNA clones showed a molecular size of 37-79 base pairs, a high guanine and cytosine content, high frequencies of CpG(More)
Business process integration is a serious challenge in collaborative information systems due to the potential interference among them. This paper describes RiverFish architecture to solving integration problems in collaborative information systems that belong to e-commerce environment. DECA application has been used to show a good example of a non-trivial(More)