Takaaki Doi

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Pituicytoma is an extremely rare neoplasm derived from pituicytes, which are glial cells in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. A malignant pituicytoma was found in the intracranial cavity of a 55-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rat. Macroscopically, the tumor was located on the sphenoid bone and involved the pituitary gland. The tumor was composed of(More)
Although keratinocyte-derived neuropeptide neuromedin U (NMU) mediates the proinflammatory effects of innate-type mast cell activation, no information is available on the physiological roles. Here, to investigate the effects of NMU on IgE-mediated allergic skin inflammation, we determined whether IgE-mediated inflammation associated with severe scratching(More)
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