Sinobu Saijo

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Our clinical observations disclosed that most newborn infants showed scaling on at least some parts of the body. To clarify the mechanism for such xerosis, we performed measurements of high-frequency conductance (Gx), which assesses the skin surface hydration and evaporative water loss from the skin. The skin of newborns showed surprisingly lower Gx values(More)
Exposure of murine skin to suberythemal doses of ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation before contact sensitization alters the activity of antigen-presenting cells (APC) in the draining lymph nodes (DLN), decreases the contact hypersensitivity (CHS) response, and induces hapten-specific Ts cells. We determined whether in vivo UVB irradiation alters the ability of(More)
Exposure of murine skin to low doses of ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation before sensitization with hapten reduces the ability of antigen presenting cells (APC) in the draining lymph nodes to initiate contact hypersensitivity responses in vivo and results in the induction of hapten-specific suppressor T cells. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that(More)
We described a 59-year-old male physician with Bowen's disease occurring on the nail matrix of his right 5th finger. The rapid growth of the pigmented nail streak accompanied by nail deformity led us to consider the possibility of subungual melanoma clinically. Histologic features, however, were compatible with those of Bowen's disease accompanied by(More)
Ultraviolet-B irradiation of murine skin before contact sensitization alters the antigen-presenting activity of cells in the skin and draining lymph nodes (DLN), decreases the contact hypersensitivity (CHS) response, and induces hapten-specific Ts cells. We determined whether hapten-bearing antigen-presenting cells (APC) from the DLN of UV-irradiated mice(More)
We investigated the roles of the mannose receptor (MR) and Dectin-2 in resistance to pulmonary coccidioidomycosis in C57BL/6 (B6) mice and in the interaction of myeloid cells with spherules, using B6 mice with targeted mutations in Mrc1 and Clec4n. Spherules are the tissue form of Coccidioides, and we determined that the MR on bone marrow-derived dendritic(More)
We describe a 14-year-old Japanese girl with a variant of generalized eruptive histiocytoma. She presented with the characteristic features of classical generalized eruptive histiocytoma but with the following minor differences. Clinically, some of the papular eruptions tended to coalesce to form plaques. Histoligically, some of the histiocytic cells were(More)
A 35-year-old female developed generalized pustules within a short period of time. Clinically, two distinct types of pustules were observed, viz. erythematous patches studded with crops of small pustules, and isolated large pustules with a red halo. Histologically, the former were subcorneal spongiform pustules, whereas the latter were unilocular pustules(More)