Sadahiro Kamiya

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Although much promising data that interleukin (IL)-12 could be a powerful therapeutic agent against cancer were reported in animal models, its excessive toxicity has become a problem for its clinical application. IL-27 is a novel IL-12 family member that plays a role in the early regulation of T helper cell 1 initiation, including induction of T-bet and(More)
IL-27 is a novel IL-12 family member that plays a role in the early regulation of Th1 initiation, induces proliferation of naive CD4+ T cells, and synergizes with IL-12 in IFN-gamma production. It has been recently reported that IL-27 induces T-bet and IL-12Rbeta2 expression through JAK1/STAT1 activation. In the present study, we further investigated the(More)
IL-27 is a novel IL-12 family member that plays a role in the early regulation of Th1 initiation. However, its role in B cells remains unexplored. We here show a role for IL-27 in the induction of T-bet expression and regulation of Ig class switching in B cells. Expression of WSX-1, one subunit of IL-27R, was detected at the mRNA level in primary mouse(More)
The susceptibility of human central nervous system cell lines to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and the fate of infected cultures were studied. Significant amounts of infectious progeny virus were produced in 118MGC glioma and IMR-32 neuroblastoma, but not in KGC oligodendroglioma cells when the cultures were infected with wild-type virus (HCMVwt) at an(More)
The effect of glucocorticoid hormones on the replication of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) was studied in human embryonic lung (HEL) cells. Treatment of cells with pharmacological concentrations of adrenal glucocorticoids such as dexamethasone enhanced HCMV replication; treatment with oestrogenic or androgenic hormones did not do so. In dexamethasone-treated(More)
PURPOSE We found previously that fibronectin (FN) has a cryptic functional site (YTIYVIAL sequence within the 14th type III repeat) opposing cell adhesion to extracellular matrix. A 22-mer FN peptide containing this site, termed FNIII14, inhibits beta1 integrin-mediated adhesion without binding to integrins. The present study shows that FNIII14 has the(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) molecule tenascin C (TNC) is known to be highly expressed under various pathological conditions such as inflammation and cancer. It has been reported that the expression of TNC is correlated with the malignant potential of cancer. In our laboratory, it was found that the peptide derived from the alternative splicing domain A2(More)
Cell fusion proceeded gradually in measles virus-infected cells incubated at 35 degrees C. Shift-up of incubation temperature to 39 degrees C induced rapidly increased cell fusion in spite of the cessation of de novo synthesis of the fusion (F) protein. Pulse-chase experiments showed that there was little difference in the acquisition of immunoreactivity by(More)