Tomoya Kamiya

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Hyaluronan (HA) plays a crucial role in the lubricating and buffering properties of synovial fluid. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interleukin (IL)-1β on HA degradation in cultured synovial membrane cells. The rabbit synovial membrane cell line HIG-82 was cultured with and without IL-1β. The amounts of HA of varying molecular(More)
(NZW x BXSB)F1 (W/BF1) mice spontaneously develop autoimmune diseases, characterized by lymphadenopathy, lupus nephritis, and immune thrombocytopenia associated with various autoantibodies such as anti-DNA, anti-platelet and anti-cardiolipin antibodies (Abs). In the present study, we investigate the effects of administration of monoclonal Abs (anti-CD4 or(More)
The centrosomal localization of the Golgi apparatus in interphase cells is thought to be maintained by retrograde microtubule-based motility. It is well established that, when intracellular pH is lowered, lysosomes and endosomes, also showing pericentrosomal localization, translocate towards the plus ends of microtubules within 15 min. In this study, we(More)
The effects of systemic administration (i.p.) of dynorphin A(1-13) on the cocaine-induced behavioural alterations in the mouse were determined by using multi-dimensional behavioural analyses, based upon a capacitance system. A 1.0 mg/kg dose of cocaine did not influence behaviour, while increasing doses to 3-30 mg/kg produced a significant increment in the(More)
HL-60 cells transferred from serum-supplemented to serum-free culture medium initially bound to culture plate tightly and then released from the plate on increasing the culture time and resumed exponential growth after about 8 h lag. At the initial stage of the culture, the cells became extremely sensitive to 3-aminobenzamide, a potent inhibitor of poly(More)
Bradykinin (BK) is known to be involved in the inflammatory process causing various tissue reactions such as peripheral vasodilation and increased vascular permeability. The aims of this study was to investigate the involvement of the kallikrein-kinin system (K-K system) in the generation and progression of cerebral edema following an ischemic incident.(More)
The action of carnitine in regulating fowl sperm motility was investigated. As the concentration of L-carnitine was increased (0-20 mM), the motility of intact and demembranated fowl spermatozoa was reduced at 30 degrees C. Even the presence of 1 mM CaCl2 before the addition of 10 mM carnitine could not prevent the inhibition of motility at 30 degrees C and(More)
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