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)
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)
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)
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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