Yoshinobu Akiyama

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Bile duct stricture due to chemotherapy-induced sclerosing cholangitis (CISC) is a potentially fatal complication of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC). It is managed primarily with medical treatment and biliary stenting. We report a rare case of a CISC-related biliary stricture requiring resection. The patient had been receiving adjuvant HAIC(More)
We have previously reported that intratracheal delivery of donor splenocytes in mice induces hyporesponsiveness to fully allogeneic cardiac grafts and generates regulatory cells. Here, we examined whether an allopeptide would produce the same results. A 15-mer (54-68) peptide corresponding to a hypervariable region of the K(b) molecule was given(More)
In this study, we showed that aly/aly mice, which are devoid of lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, acutely rejected fully allogeneic skin and heart grafts. They mounted potent inflammatory direct alloresponses but failed to develop indirect alloreactivity after transplantation. Remarkably, skin allografts also were rejected acutely by splenectomized aly/aly(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated whether blockade of tumor necrosis factor receptor-ligand pathways could generate regulatory cells induced by intratracheal delivery of alloantigen. METHODS CBA (H-2k) mice were pretreated with intratracheal delivery of splenocytes (1x10(7)) from C57BL/10 (H-2b) mice and intraperitoneal administration of monoclonal antibody(More)
BACKGROUND The authors investigated whether antithrombin III (AT-III) could induce unresponsiveness to alloantigens. METHODS CBA mice were given intravenous injection of 50 or 500 U/kg AT-III or control plasma the same day as transplantation of a heart from a C57BL/6 mouse. An adoptive transfer study and mixed leukocyte culture analysis were also(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism of hyporesponsiveness induced by intratracheal (IT) delivery of alloantigen was examined and its effect on cardiac graft survival was assessed in studies in mice. METHODS In CBA (H2 ) mice, donor splenocytes were given by IT delivery 7 days before transplantation of a C57BL/10 (H2 ) heart. To determine whether regulatory cells(More)
BACKGROUND We previously showed that intratracheal delivery of alloantigen induced prolonged survival of fully allogeneic cardiac grafts in mice. Here, this treatment protocol was combined with nondepleting anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody (mAb) to induce operational tolerance. METHODS CBA (H-2k) mice were pretreated with intratracheal delivery of whole(More)
The mechanisms underlying tolerance to noninherited maternal Ags (NIMA) are not fully understood. In this study, we designed a double-transgenic model in which all the offspring's CD8(+) T cells corresponded to a single clone recognizing the K(b) MHC class I protein. In contrast, the mother and the father of the offspring differed by the expression of a(More)