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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Evidence regarding the differences in clinical outcomes after preemptive kidney transplantation (PKT) and non-PKT in Japan is lacking. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a single center in Japan. Consecutive patients ages >18 years old who had received a kidney transplant(More)
Chemokines such as IFN-inducible protein-10 (IP-10) and JE/monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) are induced in the murine liver in a tissue-specific manner. We examined whether IP-10 and MCP-1 are pathologically involved in chronic hepatitis. Whereas the serum levels of IP-10 and MCP-1 in patients with chronic persistent hepatitis C were elevated compared(More)
OBJECTIVE Although most patients with type 1 diabetes are considered to have T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease, a method of measuring of pancreatic beta-cell-specific T-cell function in cases of type 1 diabetes has yet to be established. Here, we focused on interferon-inducible protein-10 (IP-10), a chemokine that promotes the migration of activated(More)
AIM To clarify the usefulness of a new method for performing a pancreaticojejunostomy by using a fast-absorbable suture material irradiated polyglactin 910, and a temporary stent tube for a narrow pancreatic duct with a soft pancreatic texture. METHODS Among 63 consecutive patients with soft pancreas undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy from 2003 to 2006,(More)
We examined the tissue distribution of adhesion molecule gene expression in mice treated intravenously with interleukin (IL)-1 beta. E-selectin mRNA expression was selectively induced in the heart by IL-1 beta, but only slight or no induction was observed in other organs. On the other hand, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 mRNA expression was inducible in(More)
UNLABELLED Donor and recipient factors are closely associated with graft survival after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This study was performed to analyze clinical characteristics of recipients and donors, which affect 30-day graft loss after OLT. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-six livers from heart-beating donors were accepted between(More)
Memory impairment in rats with lesions of the basal forebrain (BF) and medial septal nucleus (MS) including cell bodies of the cortical and septohippocampal cholinergic systems, respectively, were compared in order to evaluate the functional contribution of the two cholinergic systems to memory. Biochemical assay revealed that lesioning of the BF and MS(More)
Adult-onset type II citrullinemia (CTLN2), an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the SLC25A13 gene, is characterized by increased serum citrulline and ammonia levels. Patients with CTLN2 also display various neuropsychiatric symptoms. Many individuals with CTLN2 are fond of protein-rich and/or lipid-rich foods with an aversion to(More)
We have demonstrated that interferon-inducible protein-10 (IP-10) is produced in hepatocytes surrounded by infiltrative mononuclear cells in chronic hepatitis. To clarify the role of IP-10 in hepatitis, we examined the chemoattractive activity of IP-10 on liver-infiltrating lymphocytes in experimental animal models of hepatitis. IP-10 was specifically(More)
To isolate the interferon-inducible protein 10 (IP-10) receptor gene, we searched for cells that respond to IP-10. Among several human and murine T cell lines, only CTLL2 cells ( a murine cytotoxic T cell line) responded to IP-10 with transient elevation of intracellular Ca2+. The murine IP-10 receptor gene has been cloned from cDNA derived from CTLL2 cells(More)