Tetsuya Uchida

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A rare case of childhood subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is reported. A 5-year-old boy presented with SAH. A cerebral angiogram showed obstruction of the first segment of the left anterior cerebral artery (A1). The A1 was surgically trapped to prevent rebleeding. Proliferation of myofibroblasts was revealed in the intima of the A1. Cerebral infarction(More)
Protocols for prevention of cerebral ischemic attacks caused by hyperventilation resulting from crying, as observed in perioperative pediatric moyamoya patients, were evaluated. The first protocol involved the use of sedation when staff were setting up the intravenous lines, performing neuroimaging studies, and controlling postoperative pain. The second(More)
The current vaccination strategy against influenza is to induce production of antibodies directed against the surface antigens of these viruses. However, frequent changes in the surface antigens of influenza viruses allow them to avoid antibody-mediated immunity. On the other hand, it is known that cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) populations directed against(More)
OBJECTIVES Mucosal immunity plays a pivotal role for body defense against infection and allergy. The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetraclorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on mucosal immunity in the gut. METHODS Fecal IgA level and oral tolerance induction were examined in TCDD-treated mice. Flow cytometric and histological analyses(More)
In connection with the dealkylation of methyl mercury (MeHg) and ethyl Hg (EtHg) with reactive oxygen-producing systems, we examined the ability of phagocytic cells to degrade MeHg or EtHg into inorganic mercury in vitro by collecting them from blood or peritoneal cavity of several species of animal. EtHg was readily degraded by human polymorphonuclear(More)
We have previously demonstrated that antigens chemically coupled to the surface of liposomes consisting of unsaturated fatty acids were cross-presented by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) to CD8+ T cells, and that this process resulted in the induction of antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes. In the present study, the mechanism by which the(More)
We have previously demonstrated irradiation-induced up-regulation of CD80 expression in A20-HL B lymphoma cells by inducing expression of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and CD154. In the present study, we investigated whether irradiation also up-regulates CD80 expression in mouse spleen B cells. Because freshly prepared spleen B cells are highly(More)
Previously, we reported that 100 Gy X-ray irradiation followed by 24 hr incubation up-regulates CD80 expression in murine B lymphoma cells, A20-2J. In the present study, we analysed the underlying mechanisms of such up-regulation using A20-HL cells derived from A20-2J cells. Irradiation of A20-HL cells with 100 Gy enhanced CD80 expression. Incubation of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine if adenovirus-mediated transfection of a syngeneic mouse brain tumor with the gene encoding B7.1 enhances immunogenicity against tumor. Malignant astrocytoma cells were transfected with adenoviral vectors carrying the B7.1 gene (AdB7). Immunocytochemical analysis confirmed the expression of B7.1 in vitro and(More)
The current vaccination strategy against influenza is to induce the production of antibodies directed against surface antigens of viruses. However, the frequent changes in the surface antigens of influenza viruses allow the viruses to avoid antibody-mediated immunity. On the other hand, it is known that cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) populations directed(More)