Yoshinobu Okuda

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Multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), is more prevalent in females than males. It is well documented that a significant gender difference exits in the susceptibility of mice to develop experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of MS, induced by myelin basic protein or proteolipid(More)
Apoptotic elimination of pathogenic T cells is considered to be one of regulatory mechanisms in multiple sclerosis (MS). To explore the potential relationship between Fas-mediated apoptosis and the disease course of MS, we examined apoptosis, defined by annexin V (AV) binding, and Fas (CD95) expression in CD4+ and in CD8+ T cells in MS patients by using(More)
The elimination of T cells by apoptosis is considered to be one of the regulatory factors in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis. To address further the role of apoptotic T cell death in EAE, we investigated myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-induced EAE in transgenic mice overexpressing the(More)
The role of p53, a pro-apoptotic protein, in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was investigated using p53-deficient C57BL/6J mice. p53-deficient mice immunised with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) exhibited a more severe clinical course of EAE with more severe inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) compared to wild-type(More)
To reevaluate whether an association exists between the clinical course of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the activation of memory T cells, we investigated the phenotype of T cells in peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with MS using five-color flow cytometry. A cross-sectional study with 39 relapsing-remitting MS patients demonstrated(More)
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