Yoh-ichi Seki

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Members of the suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) family are involved in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory diseases. SOCS-3 is predominantly expressed in T-helper type 2 (T(H)2) cells, but its role in T(H)2-related allergic diseases remains to be investigated. In this study we provide a strong correlation between SOCS-3 expression and the pathology(More)
The development of helper T (Th) cell subsets, which secrete distinct cytokines, plays an important role in determining the type of immune response. The IL-4-mediated Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription signaling pathway is crucial for mediating Th2 cell development. Notably, this pathway is selectively impaired in Th1 cells,(More)
Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)3 has been characterized as a negative feedback regulator in cytokine-mediated Janus kinase signal transducer and activator of transcription signaling. However, this study shows that T cells from transgenic mice expressing SOCS3 exhibit a significant reduction in interleukin (IL)-2 production induced by T cell receptor(More)
Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) is a common allergic eye disease characterized by clinical symptoms such as itchiness, conjunctival congestion, elevated Ag-specific IgE, mast cell activation, and local eosinophil infiltration. In this study we established a murine model for Ag-induced AC to understand the pathogenesis of the disease. Cell transfer experiments(More)
Constitutive expression of suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 in T lineage in vivo attenuated cytokine signaling and resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of naive CD44(low)CD62L(high) CD4 T cells in the spleen. After adoptive transfer of thymocytes from SOCS1 transgenic mice into normal recipients, naive CD4 T cells rapidly disappeared from(More)
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