Yoh-ichi Seki

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The 465,813 base pair sequence corresponding to the 40.1-50.0 min region on the genetic map of Escherichia coli K-12 (W3110) was determined. Analysis of the sequence revealed that this region contained at least 466 potential open reading frames, of which 187 (40%) were previously reported, 105 (23%) were homologous to other known genes, 103 (22%) were(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)
We describe a 42-year-old man with von Hippel-Lindau disease and islet cell tumor of the pancreas. He had retinal and cerebellar hemangioblastomas. His sister had pheochromocytoma. A pancreatic tumor was detected by ultrasonography at his periodical medical checkup. Contrast enhanced computed tomography and abdominal angiography revealed a hypervascular(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)
Oral administration of a commercial PCB mixture to chickens caused a hepatic-type porphyria characterized by hepatic accumulation and urinary excretion of uroporphyrin. To clarify the mechanism of the porphyrinogenic activity of these PCBs, we studied the structural requirement of synthetic PCB for porphyrinogenic activities by using the cultured chick(More)
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