Shoichiro Taniuchi

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WHIM syndrome is an immunodeficiency disease characterized by neutropenia, hypogammaglobulinemia and extensive human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Despite the peripheral neutropenia, bone marrow aspirates from affected individuals contain abundant mature myeloid cells, a condition termed myelokathexis. The susceptibility to HPV is disproportionate(More)
Serum levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) have been shown to be a good parameter of the disease severity of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the relationship between the disease severity and the eosinophil derived neurotoxin (EDN) has not been established in AD patients. The purpose of this study is to examine serum ECP and EDN levels(More)
The treatment of sepsis may require mechanical ventilation of the lungs and sedation. Because neutrophils are the most important effector cells for protecting against sepsis, and propofol and midazolam are the most widely used anesthetics for sedation, we studied the effects of these two anesthetics on the neutrophil function during sepsis. Sepsis was(More)
Dizygotic twin sisters were first found to have neutropenia at 1 year of age when evaluated for recurrent pulmonary infections. Since then they have remained neutropenic (0.05 approximately 0.5 x 10(9)/l). Despite of their neutropenia, myeloid hyperplasia was evident on a marrow smear examination, and a number of cells were hypersegmented with fine(More)
BACKGROUND To elucidate the mechanism responsible for defects of polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMNL) chemotaxis of neonates, we determined actin polymerization of NBD (7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-diazol)-phallacidin-stained PMNL following stimulation with either N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP) or phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) in cord blood and adult(More)
We evaluated whether there is a possible relationship between the effectiveness of γ-globulin treatment for patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and the polymorphism of Fcγ RIIa, IIIb, and IIIa. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood collected from 56 patients with KD who received γ-globulin treatment. The genotypes for Fcγ RIIIb-NA(1, 2), Fcγ(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis) syndrome is unknown as yet. In order to understand whether genes implicated in other auto-inflammatory diseases might be involved in the pathogenesis of PFAPA, all variants in the genes causing familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited disease characterized by severe and recurrent bacterial and fungal infections. Phagocytic cells of CGD patients are unable to produce superoxide anion, and their efficiency in bacterial killing is significantly impaired. In these patients, the prophylactic and therapeutic validity of a long-term use of(More)
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia (ICL) has been supposed to be a rare syndrome characterised by a decreased number of CD4+ T-lymphocytes (<300 CD4+ cells/ll or a CD4+ count <20% of total T cells) on two occasions and clinically manifested by opportunistic infections [11]. Also, any defined immunodeficiency disorder must be excluded such as human(More)
We evaluated whether there is a possible relationship between the effectiveness of gamma-globulin treatment for patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and the polymorphism of Fcgamma RIIa, IIIb, and IIIa. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood collected from 56 patients with KD who received gamma-globulin treatment. The genotypes for Fcgamma RIIIb-NA(1,(More)