Sakiko Masuda

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OBJECTIVE Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are composed of DNA and antimicrobial proteins, including myeloperoxidase (MPO). Recent studies have demonstrated that impaired regulation of NETs could trigger an autoimmune response. Propylthiouracil (PTU), an antithyroid drug, is associated with a risk of MPO antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)(More)
CD8αβ heterodimers are mainly expressed on cytotoxic T lymphocytes. This study demonstrated the detection of CD8αβ heterodimers on human monocytes by whole blood erythrocyte lysis method in flow cytometry. Results revealed that CD8αβ heterodimers were not produced by monocytes themselves, but were transferred from T cells to monocytes when these cells were(More)
Myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA)-associated vasculitis is a systemic small-vessel vasculitis, wherein, MPO-ANCA plays a critical role in the pathogenesis. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) released from activated neutrophils are composed of extracellular web-like DNA and antimicrobial proteins, including MPO. Diverse(More)
Leukocytes can "gnaw away" the plasma membrane of other cells. This phenomenon, called trogocytosis, occurs subsequent to cell-to-cell adhesion. Currently, two mechanisms of trogocytosis, adhesion molecule-mediated trogocytosis and Fc γ receptor-(Fc γ R-) mediated trogocytosis, have been identified. In our earlier study, we established an in vitro model of(More)
More than 10years have passed since the discovery of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in 2004. NETs are extracellular web-like DNA decorated with antimicrobial proteins, which are released from activated neutrophils. The state of neutrophils with NET formation is called NETosis. It has been realized that NETosis includes suicidal NETosis and vital(More)
The whole blood erythrocyte lysis method is the most common protocol of sample preparation for flow cytometry (FCM). Although this method has many virtues, our recent study has demonstrated false-positive results when surface markers of monocytes were examined by this method due to the phenomenon called Fcγ receptor (FcγR)-mediated trogocytosis. In the(More)
Lactoferrin (Lf) is one of the antigens of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and functions as an endogenous suppressor of neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. However, the prevalence and pathogenicity of anti-lactoferrin antibodies (aLf) in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) remain unrevealed. This study aimed to examine the significance(More)
The whole blood erythrocyte lysis method is the most common protocol of sample preparation for flow cytometry (FCM). Although this method has many virtues, our recent study has demonstrated false-positive results when surface markers of monocytes were examined by this method due to the phenomenon called Fcc receptor (FccR)-mediated trogocytosis. In the(More)
Title Establishment of vascular endothelial cell-reactive type II NKT cell clone from rat model of autoimmune vasculitis Author(s) Iinuma, C.; Waki, M.; Kawakami, A.; Yamaguchi, M.; Tomaru, U.; Sasaki, N.; Masuda, S.; Matsui, Y.; Iwasaki, S.; Baba, T.; Kasahara, M.; Yoshiki, T.; Paletta, D.; Herrmann, T.; Ishizu, A. Citation International Immunology, 27(2):(More)
We previously generated a rat model that developed systemic connective tissue diseases, including synovitis, myositis, and small-vessel vasculitis (SVV), and established a vascular endothelial cell-reactive T-cell clone, VASC-1, from the model. VASC-1 was determined to be a type II natural killer T-cell clone. In this study, we attempted to identify the(More)