Tomomi Natori

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Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is an animal model of Guillain–Barré syndrome, an inflammatory demyelination disease of the peripheral nervous system. Although this disease has been extensively studied on peripheral nerves, the pathology of the central nervous system has not been fully understood. Previous studies demonstrate that expression of(More)
Interleukin-5 (IL-5), initially described as possessing eosinophil differentiating and proliferating activity, has now been shown to exert its effects on mature eosinophils. To investigate the ability of recombinant human IL-5 (rhIL-5) to cause the migration of eosinophils in the nasal mucosa in vivo, we compared the eosinophil counts in nasal mucosa(More)
It has previously been reported that susceptibility to Mycobacterium lepraemurium (MLM) infection (subcutaneous inoculation) differs markedly between CBA/J and C57BL/6 mice. The high susceptibility of CBA/J mice was shown to be due to the generation of cyclophosphamide-sensitive, I-Jk-positive suppressor T cells. In the present study, we attempt to show(More)
The immune responsiveness to MLM bacilli is investigated using secondary T-cell proliferative response to sol. MLM in B10 mice with macrophages from various B10 congenic strains of mice. The results show that T cells of B10 mice are able to respond with macrophages from B10 or B10A(5R) mice, but not with those from B10A, B10A(4R), and B10BR mice. In(More)
The proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) causes restenosis in biomaterial vascular grafts. The purposes of this study were to establish a suspension culture system for SMCs by using a novel substrate, low-acyl gellan gum (GG) and to maintain SMCs in a state of growth inhibition. When SMCs were cultured in suspension with GG, their(More)
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