Toshio Kokubo

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Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) tyrosine kinase plays essential roles in receptors for Fc portion of immunoglobulins and B cell receptor complex signaling in various inflammatory cells; therefore, inhibitors of Syk kinase may show potential as antiasthmatic/allergic therapeutics. We identified(More)
To investigate the effect of flavonoids on the activation of p72(syk) (Syk) protein tyrosine kinase which plays a pivotal role in the high affinity IgE receptor-mediated degranulation of mast cells, we picked out 10 flavonoids, classified them into 4 series, and examined their effects on the activation of Syk and on the degranulation of human mast cells.(More)
The initiation of antigen presentation by dendritic cells requires proper internalization of antigens through various mechanisms. Internalization of immune complexes via Fc receptors has been shown to be around 100 times more efficient than the internalization of non-complexed antigens. Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) plays an essential role in the signaling(More)
Nectin-2 is a Ca2+-independent cell-cell adhesion molecule that is one of the plasma membrane components of adherens junctions. However, little has been reported about the involvement of Nectin-2 in cancer. To determine the expression of Nectin-2 in cancer tissues and cancer cell lines, we performed gene expression profile analysis, immunohistochemistry(More)
Protein tyrosine kinase Syk is known to play critical roles in the signal transduction from receptors for Fc portion of immunoglobulins (FcRs) and B cell receptor complex (BCR). Its importance was well studied in Fc epsilon RI-induced activation of mast cells; therefore, Syk inhibitors are expected to have anti-allergic effects and to be novel therapy for(More)
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