Tsutomu Naito

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Immunohistochemical analyses have shown the presence of T lymphocytes (T-cells) in atherosclerotic places in addition to macrophages and smooth muscle cells. To elucidate the role of T-cells in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, we studied whether T-cells can stimulate the scavenger pathway and promote esterified cholesterol (EC) synthesis by(More)
Preparation and characterization of a monoclonal antibody termed M206 directed to a human monocyte lineage are described. The antibody was produced by somatic cell hybridization between BALB/c spleen cells primed with human histiocytic lymphoma cell line U937 and murine myeloma cell line P3U1. The antibody reacted intensely with human peripheral blood(More)
We investigated whether a high glucose condition could affect cholesterol ester (CE) synthesis and accumulation of cholesterol in arterial wall cells by using the human monocytic cell line THP-1. After 24-hour PMA treatment, cells were grown in control (200 mg/dl of glucose) or high glucose concentration (400, 600, 800, or 1,600 mg/dl) medium for 6 days. CE(More)
Macrophages oxidatively modify low density lipoprotein (LDL). These cells then recognize and take up oxidized LDL (OxLDL) via the scavenger receptor. In the present study, we examined the effect of lipoprotein depleted serum (LPDS) on the oxidative modification of LDL and its uptake and degradation by human monocyte-derived macrophages. LPDS inhibited LDL(More)
The effect of human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) on gastric epithelial proliferation was studied in vitro and in vivo. In the first study, subconfluent gastric epithelial cells derived from fetal rabbit stomach were incubated with hEGF at doses of 0, 1, 10, 50, 100, 500 ng/ml and tritiated thymidine incorporation into DNA was determined. In the second(More)