Shoichi Narumi

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Recombinant murine tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was shown to be a strong, systemic stimulus in vivo for members of the chemoattractant cytokine gene families (JE, KC, IP-10). The three genes showed differential sensitivity to TNF-alpha, and their expression demonstrated differential tissue specificity. IP-10 was the most strongly induced(More)
In eukaryotes, heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is an essential ATP-dependent molecular chaperone that associates with numerous client proteins. HtpG, a prokaryotic homolog of Hsp90, is essential for thermotolerance in cyanobacteria, and in vitro it suppresses the aggregation of denatured proteins efficiently. Understanding how the non-native client proteins(More)
We have examined the effects of interleukin 2 (IL-2) treatment either alone or in combination with interferon (IFN) gamma or beta on the expression of several activation associated genes (e.g. tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), IFN-inducible 10-kDa protein (IP-10] in murine peritoneal macrophages. IL-2 alone did not induce the expression of either(More)
We have examined the expression of inducible inflammatory genes in murine macrophages from different tissues and at different stages of inflammatory activity. Although i.v. administration of IFN-gamma (10,000 U/mouse) strongly induced expression of IP-10 mRNA in the adherent cell population of the spleen, thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages were(More)
We have examined the tissue distribution of 10-kd inflammatory protein (IP-10) mRNA expression in C57Bl/6 mice injected intravenously (i.v.) with various inflammatory stimuli. IP-10 mRNA was strongly induced by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in liver and kidney but only poorly in skin, heart, and lung. IFN-gamma had nearly equivalent access to these tissues(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) activators were shown to inhibit the expression of E-selectin of human vascular endothelial cells in response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). Troglitazone, pioglitazone, alpha-clofibrate, and 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-prostaglandin J2 all inhibited the TNF-alpha-stimulated E-selectin gene transcription(More)
The combination of IFN-gamma and IL-2 has been demonstrated to induce or promote transcription from selected inflammatory cytokine genes in both monocytes and macrophages. In the present report, we have evaluated the ability of these agents to activate nuclear proteins, in murine peritoneal macrophages, that are capable of specific binding to the kappa B(More)
Our laboratory has recently described the characterization of three distinct cDNAs (designated C7, D3 and D8) encoding genes whose expression is induced in murine peritoneal macrophages by treatment with inflammatory stimuli such as IFNs and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Sequence analysis of full-length cDNA for C7 suggests that this encodes the murine(More)