Riako Masuda

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Bullous pemphigoid is an inflammatory subepidermal blistering skin disease associated with an IgG autoimmune response to the type XVII collagen. The immunopathologic features of bullous pemphigoid can be reproduced in mice by the passive transfer of anti-type XVII collagen antibodies. In this model, it is thought that blister formation depends upon(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the molecular profile of proliferating rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RA-SF). Total RNA was extracted from two cultures of RA-SF (low-density [LD] proliferating cells and high-density [HD] nonproliferating cells) and suppression subtractive hybridization was performed to compare differential gene expression(More)
Induction of cytochrome P-450s by 3-methylcholanthrene (MC) and phenobarbital (PB) and distribution of P-450s in the rat liver nuclear envelope were investigated by biochemical analyses and ferritin immunoelectron microscopy using specific antibodies against the major molecular species of MC- and PB-induced cytochrome P-450. It was found, in agreement with(More)
Prefixed nuclei were isolated from rat liver after perfusion with dilute glutaraldehyde. These nuclei sometimes were associated with the rough endoplasmic reticulum (ER), and occasionally continuity of the outer nuclear membrane with rough ER membrane was found. When these prefixed nuclei were incubated with ferritin antibody conjugates against cytochrome(More)
Comedonal bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, P. granulosum and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) seem to play an important initiating role in the inflammatory process by producing neutrophil chemotactic factors. The attracted neutrophils, after phagocytosis, release inflammatory factors such as reactive oxygen species (ROS). We investigated the effects(More)
We have established tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) double-positive cell lines (CCP-2, CCP-7, CCP-8) from hamster bone marrow. Accumulation of mineral deposits was observed on the dishes when the clones were cultured in McCoy's 5A medium supplemented with 20% fetal calf serum. The materials were dissolved in 0.05 N(More)
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