Yasufumi Ichinose

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Prostaglandins (PG) formed by cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes are important mediators of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. The contribution of the inducible COX-2 to inflammation in the rheumatoid synovium is well documented. We examined the regulation of COX-2 mRNA and protein expression in response to both glucocorticoids (GC) and FK506 using rheumatoid(More)
Purified plasma membranes from LPS-activated human blood monocytes produced significant lysis and growth inhibition of the TNF-sensitive L929 murine fibroblast cell line. Unactivated human monocyte plasma membranes did not display either activity. Anti-TNF serum specifically inhibited the anti-tumor activity of activated monocyte membranes whereas anti-IL-1(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether human tumor cell lines derived from a single tumor exhibit heterogeneous responses to the anti-tumor effects of human recombinant tumor necrosis factor (h-r-TNF). Several cell lines with different metastatic propensities have been established in culture from a single surgical specimen of a human renal cell(More)
The purpose of our study was to determine some of the mechanisms involved in macrophage-mediated lysis of tumorigenic cells. A375 human melanoma cells (A375-R) resistant to lysis mediated by TNF and IL-1 were selected from the TNF- and IL-1-sensitive A375 parental melanoma cells subsequent to continuous (2 mo) exposure to rTNF. Peripheral blood monocytes(More)
Mouse alveolar macrophages (AM) were rendered tumoricidal after the intravenous administration of liposomes containing muramyl tripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine (MTP-PE), a lipophilic derivative of muramyl dipeptide. The addition of recombinant mouse interferon gamma (r-IFN-gamma) to the liposomes significantly potentiated this effect. This potentiation(More)
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