Tomomi Hashizume

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an oral vaccine containing the 40-kDa outer membrane protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis (40K OMP) and synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides containing unmethylated CpG dinucleotides (CpG ODN) to control oral infection by P. gingivalis. [run on]40K-OMP40K-OMP40K-OMPOral immunization with 40K-OMP plus CpG ODN(More)
Cariogenic and periodontal pathogens are thought to be etiological factors in the development of cardiovascular disease. We assessed the involvement of the periodontal pathogen Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and cariogenic pathogen Streptococcus mutans in the development of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient spontaneously hyperlipidemic(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) ameliorates Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. EGCG is a polyphenol extract from green tea with health benefits and P. gingivalis is shown here to accelerate atheroma formation in a murine model. Apolipoprotein E knockout mice were administered EGCG or(More)
In this study, we demonstrated that the 40-kDa outer membrane protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis (40-kDa OMP) nasally administered with a nontoxic chimeric adjuvant that combines the A subunit of mutant cholera toxin E112K with the pentameric B subunit of heat-labile enterotoxin from enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (mCTA/LTB) elicited a long-term(More)
Periodontitis and dental caries are common oral diseases, in these days, and the passive immunization is one of the most effective approaches for prevention. For this purpose, we have constructed mouse and human monoclonal antibodies to inhibit the Porphyromonas gingivalis-associated hemagglutination and coaggregation. In addition, an artificial antibody,(More)
We examined concentration-dependent changes in cell cycle distribution and cell cycle-related proteins induced by butyric acid. Butyric acid enhanced or suppressed the proliferation of Jurkat human T lymphocytes depending on concentration. A low concentration of butyric acid induced a massive increase in the number of cells in S and G2/M phases, whereas a(More)
This study demonstrated that sublingual immunization with a fusion protein, 25k-hagA-MBP, which consists of a 25-kDa antigenic region of hemagglutinin A purified from Porphyromonas gingivalis fused to maltose-binding protein (MBP) originating from Escherichia coli as an adjuvant, elicited protective immune responses. Immunization with 25k-hagA-MBP induced(More)
We assessed the efficacy of a fusion protein consisting of the 25-kDa antigenic region of Porphyromonas gingivalis hemagglutinin A and the Escherichia coli maltose-binding protein (25k-hagA-MBP) as a nasal vaccine for the prevention of oral infection with P. gingivalis. Nasal immunization with 25k-hagA-MBP induced high levels of 25k-hagA-specific serum IgG,(More)
OBJECTIVE Porphyromonas gingivalis has been shown to accelerate atherosclerotic lesion development in atherosclerotic apo E-deficient mice. Here, we investigated whether repeated P. gingivalis injection affected the inflammatory and atherosclerotic responses of C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight-week-old C57BL/6 mice fed(More)
In this study, we demonstrated that the 40-kDa outer membrane protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis (40k-OMP) sublingually administered with a cDNA vector plasmid encoding Flt3 ligand (pFL) elicited a protective immune response. Sublingual immunization of mice with 40k-OMP plus pFL induced significant serum IgG and IgA, as well as salivary IgA, antibody(More)