Tokumichi Toguchi

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The Ia antigen allospecificities of individuals with B type chronic lymphocytic leukemia differed significantly from those of a control population. A monoclonal antibody, IVD12, directed to a MB3-1ike determinant, reacted with 92.5 percent of the individuals with leukemia and yielded the greatest positive relative risk, 13.5. A lower degree of positive(More)
Effect of anti-lymphocyte antibody of active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on lymphocyte function was examined. Lymphocytes from normal individuals treated with anti-lymphocyte antibody and complement exhibited marked inhibition of response to concanavalin A (Con A), while the response of lymphocytes to phytohaemagglutinin M (PHA-M) and pokeweed(More)
Immunologic changes associated with aging were studied by various immunologic tests in 24 aged persons (age range, 76-83) and 25 young persons (age range, 20-40). The responses to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin A (Con A) were depressed in the aged subjects compared to the young ones (p less than 0.05), whereas the responses to pokeweed mitogen(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes from 26 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and six normal individuals were tested for IgG synthesis in the presence or absence of PWM. Lymphocytes from patients with active SLE synthesized increased amounts of IgG in the absence of PWM and reduced amounts of IgG in the presence of PWM. Serum from patients with(More)
The monoclonal antibodies 109d6 and IVD12 reacted with separate polymorphic Ia epitopes in immunofluorescent studies. Using a panel of lymphoblastoid B cell lines, antibody 109d6 reacted with all HLA-DR4 or DR7 positive lines in a pattern resembling the MT3 specificity recognized by human alloantisera. The antibody IVD12 reacted with all HLA-DR4 and two of(More)
The effect of anti-lymphocyte antibodies of active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on the immune regulation of autoantibody production was studied. The present study demonstrated that there were native DNA (nDNA)-sensitized T lymphocytes even in inactive SLE and no or few nDNA-sensitized T lymphocytes in normal individuals, and that in the inactive(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009, a pandemic (pdm) influenza A(H1N1) virus infection quickly circulated globally resulting in about 18,000 deaths around the world. In Japan, infected patients accounted for 16% of the total population. The possibility of human-to-human transmission of highly pathogenic novel influenza viruses is becoming a fear for human health and(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes from 43 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and from age- and sex-matched normal controls were cultured with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to examine the response to the polyclonal B-cell activator. Lymphocytes from active SLE patients incorporated 4840 +/- 471 (mean +/- SE) cpm in response to LPS, whereas lymphocytes(More)
The Ia antigen allospecificities of individuals with either B type chronic lymphocytic leukemia or hairy cell leukemia resembled one another and differed significantly from those of a control population. In contrast, the Ia alloantigens of individuals with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were distinctly different from those of the leukemic group but differed little(More)