Yasuyuki Deguchi

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Interleukin (IL)-22, a member of the IL-10 subfamily, is a recently identified T-cell-derived cytokine. We investigated IL-22 expression in the inflamed mucosa of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and analyzed its biologic activities in human colonic subepithelial myofibroblasts (SEMFs). METHODS Mucosal IL-22 expression was(More)
Curcumin is a phenolic natural product isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa (turmeric). We evaluated the effects of curcumin on the development of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis. BALB/c mice were fed a chow containing either 3.5% (wt/wt) DSS or 3.5% DSS + 2.0% (wt/wt) curcumin. The body weight loss was more apparent in(More)
To evaluate the therapeutic effects of the new synthetic sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, FTY720, we investigated how FTY720 affects the development of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis and CD4+CD62L+ T cell transfer colitis. BALB/c mice were fed a chow containing 3.5% (wt/wt) DSS to induce colitis. The CD4+CD62L+ T cell transfer(More)
Mast cell-derived chymase promotes inflammatory responses and tissue fibrosis. Although previous studies have reported changes in the number of mucosal mast cells in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the behaviour of chymase immunopositive mast cells has not been studied. In this study, we immunohistochemically investigated chymase immunopositive mast cells(More)
Interleukin (IL)-17 is a newly identified T-cell-specific cytokine. In this study, we investigated the effects of IL-17 on colony-stimulating factor (CSF) release in human colonic subepithelial myofibroblasts (SEMFs). CSF release and mRNA expression were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Northern blotting, respectively. Nuclear(More)
We compared the growth-inhibitory effects and inhibition profile of the SRC family kinases (SFKs) of imatinib, dasatinib, nilotinib and INNO-406. Dasatinib exhibited the strongest potency against BCR-ABL with little selectivity over SFKs. Nilotinib exhibited a weaker affinity than the other inhibitors, but was highly specific for ABL and may be useful for(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) relapse accompanying the prolonged administration of imatinib mesylate has recently become apparent as an impediment to the therapy of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) leukemia. CNS relapse may be explained by limited penetration of imatinib mesylate into the cerebrospinal fluid because of the presence of P-glycoprotein at(More)
The antipyretic action and the mechanism of action of 4-nitro-2-phenoxymethanesulfonanilide (nimesulide), a new nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, were investigated in yeast-induced febrile rats. Yeast-injected rats developed marked fever and exhibited an approximately 7-fold increase in brain levels of prostaglandin E2 and an approximately 2-fold increase(More)
Three new biotransformation products, eugenyl beta-rutinoside, and isoeugenyl beta-gentiobioside and beta-rutinoside, together with eugenyl beta-glucoside and beta-gentiobioside, and isoeugenyl beta-glucoside, were isolated from jar fermentor culture of Eucalyptus perriniana following administration of eugenol and isoeugenol, respectively. This is the first(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effects of leukocytapheresis (LCAP). We investigated the alterations in circulating T cell subsets after LCAP therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. Eighteen patients with UC were enrolled. Fourteen patients were responders, and four patients were(More)