Tamotsu Ebihara

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Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin disease caused by interaction of genetic and environmental factors. On the basis of data from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and a validation study comprising a total of 3,328 subjects with atopic dermatitis and 14,992 controls in the Japanese population, we report here 8 new susceptibility loci:(More)
We previously established Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-transformed bullous pemphigoid (BP) patient lymphoblastoid cell lines, which produced human monoclonal anti-basement membrane zone antibodies. In the present study, we established two independent human-human hybridomas by fusion of these EBV transformants with a human B-cell line. These hybridomas,(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a blistering skin disease in which autoantibodies develop to hemidesmosomal components of the epidermal basement membrane zone, including two major antigenic proteins of the 230-kD antigen (BPAG1) and the 180-kD antigen (BPAG2). The present study demonstrated the precise ultrastructural localization of the epitopes for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the cell surface autoimmune target of herpetiform pemphigus (HP). DESIGN Serum samples of HP were examined by immunoblot studies with human epidermal extracts, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with baculovirus-expressed recombinant desmoglein (rDsg) 1 and rDsg3, and immunoadsorption assay with rDsg. PATIENTS Twenty serum samples(More)
A new disease characterized by the presence of in vivo bound and/or circulating IgA anti-intercellular (IC) antibodies has recently been identified. We propose the term intercellular IgA vesiculopustular dermatosis (IAVPD) for this entity, which seems to be divided clinicopathologically into at least two distinct subtypes: intraepidermal neutrophilic IgA(More)
The stratum corneum (SC), the outermost layer of the epidermis, acts as a barrier against the external environment. It is hydrated by endogenous humectants to avoid desiccation. However, the molecular mechanisms of SC hydration remain unclear. We report that skin-specific retroviral-like aspartic protease (SASPase) deficiency in hairless mice resulted in(More)
BACKGROUND Most children with anaphylaxis to measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines had shown sensitivity to bovine gelatin that was included in the vaccines. Recently, it was found that bovine type I collagen, which is the main content in the gelatin, is a major allergen in bovine gelatin allergy. Fish meat and skin also contain type I collagen. OBJECTIVE(More)
The functions of aminotelopeptide and N-terminal cross-linking of collagen I were examined. Acetic acid-soluble collagen I (ASC) was purified from neonatal bovine skin and treated with three kinds of proteases. The amino acid sequencing analysis of the N terminus showed that ASC contained a full-length aminotelopeptide. Pepsin and papain cleaved the(More)
Content/gold/GOLD_USAPackageInsert.pdf. 4 Shingadia D, Novelli V. Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in children. Lancet Infect Dis 2003;3:624–32. 5 ATS/CDC. Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. Joint Statement of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Am J(More)