Shinji Tsunekawa

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Normal T cell repertoire contains regulatory T cells that control autoimmune responses in the periphery. One recent study demonstrated that CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells were generated from autoreactive T cells without negative selection. However, it is unclear whether, in general, positive selection and negative selection of autoreactive T cells are mutually(More)
It remains unknown why the T cell tolerance to nuclear autoantigens is impaired in systemic autoimmune diseases. To clarify this, we generated transgenic mice expressing OVA mainly in the nuclei (Ld-nOVA mice). When CD4+ T cells from DO11.10 mice expressing a TCR specific for OVA(323-339) were transferred into Ld-nOVA mice, they were rendered anergic, but(More)
One of the hallmarks of systemic autoimmune diseases is immune responses to systemic nuclear autoantigens. We have examined the fate of the immune response against a nuclear autoantigen using human U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein-A protein (HuA) transgenic (Tg) mice by adoptive transfer of autoreactive lymphocytes. We obtained two Tg lines that have(More)
In order to maintain an acceptable performance of CYBEST model 2 in the field of gynecologic mass screening, the algorithm of rejection for the CYBEST assessment of inadequately oligocellular samples was reviewed, and the mean number of detected cells per square millimeter for passing rejection was raised from two cells to four. The results of field tests(More)
Annual MBL Quality Control Survey of Autoantibodies has continued to this day since it started in 1983 as the only quality control survey of autoantibodies in Japan. The survey has aimed at unification and standardization of measurement value, as well as finding out between-laboratory differences in results through reporting the results of tabulation to the(More)