Souichiro Watanabe

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We have established a permanent line of lapine synovial fibroblasts called HIG-82. Upon appropriate stimulation, these cells mimicked primary cultures of lapine synovial cells in producing substances which activated primary cultures of lapine articular chondrocytes. Activated chondrocytes secreted prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and latent neutral collagenase,(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of highly purified structured lipids on serum and liver lipid profiles in rats. We also investigated in vitro hydrolysis of lipid emulsions by porcine pancreas. Hydrolysis rates of medium chain (M)-linoleic (L)-medium chain (M) types were 2 to 3 times higher than those of L-M-L types. The diet containing(More)
Fc gamma receptor-bearing U937 cells, when incubated in serum-free buffer, were found to release spontaneously a suppressor material for pokeweed mitogen-drigen IgG synthesis which could be retained on Sepharose 4B-IgG immunosorbents. Immunosorbents coupled with IgM or F (ab')2 fragments of IgG were unable to retain the inhibitory activity of U937-derived(More)
Treatment of fragmented preparations of sarcoplasmic reticulum with diethyl ether decreases the calcium uptake capacity of reticulum, while the ATP-binding capacity as well as the ATP-splitting activity of reticulum were increased. Diethyl ether-treated reticulum preparations retained both the “basal” and the “extra” splitting activities of Hasselbach and(More)
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) recovered from 4-h lapine peritoneal exudates contained factors which provoked the synthesis of collagenase, gelatinase, caseinase, and prostaglandin E2 by lapine articular chondrocytes. Rapid secretion of these factors occurred after exposing the polymorphs to phorbol myristate acetate or formyl-Met-Leu-Phe.(More)