Takashi Ogino

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Dendritic cells (DCs) are continuously transported from the intestine to mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs). The objective of this study was to determine the migration kinetics of DCs via intestinal lymph and to investigate regulatory factors affecting their migration in vivo. DCs were obtained from spleen or thoracic duct lymph of mesenteric lymphadenectomized(More)
To examine the usefulness of Mn(2+) contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in hypothalamic imaging, images obtained using T(1)-weighted MRI were compared with Fos expression, which is known to increase after activation of voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels. Intravenous infusion of MnCl(2) elicited a rapid increase in the T(1)-weighted MRI signal(More)
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) play important roles in intestinal mucosal immunity. Although fatty acids are known to modulate the functions of immune effector cells, there has been no information about how fat exposure affects immunological function of IELs. In this study, we examined how fatty acids of various chain lengths modulate the production of(More)
In many animal species, the production of new neurons (neurogenesis) occurs throughout life, in a specialized germinal region called the ventricular–subventricular zone (V-SVZ). In this region, neural stem cells undergo self-renewal and generate neural progenitor cells and new neurons. In the olfactory system, the new neurons migrate rostrally toward the(More)
The toxicity of free Mn(2+) is a bottleneck for the in vivo application of manganese ion enhanced MRI. To reduce free Mn(2+) concentration ([Mn(2+) ]), a low affinity chelate reagent: N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)glycine (bicine) was used. Considering the conditional association constant of Mn-bicine at pH 7.4 (10(2.9) M(-1) ), (i) a 100 mM Mn-bicine solution(More)
Relatively little is known about how recirculation of lymphocytes through the inflamed intestinal mucosa is regulated. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamic process of T lymphocyte-endothelial cell adhesion in TNF-alpha-challenged murine colonic mucosa by intravital microscopy. T lymphocytes from spleen (SPL) and intestinal lamina propria(More)
Addition of glucose or the nonmetabolizable analogue α-methyl-d-glucoside to rabbit proximal tubules suspended in a glucoseand alanine-free buffer caused a sustained increase in intracellular Na+ content (+43±7 nmol · (mg protein)−1) and a concomitant but larger decrease in K+ content (−72±11 nmol· (mg protein)−1). A component of the net K+ efflux was Ba2+(More)
The water permeability of capillaries in the subfornical organ (SFO) of rat was measured by a (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance method in combination with a venous injection of a relaxation reagent, gadolinium-diethylene triamine-N,N,N',N",N"-pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA(2-)), which could not pass through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Judging from results of(More)
Few models have described a chronic food allergy with morphological changes in the intestinal mucosa. Here we established an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced, cell-mediated, allergic rat model and examined lymphocyte migration in the gut. Brown Norway rats were intraperitoneally sensitized to OVA and then given 10 mg OVA/day by gastric intubation for 6 wk.(More)