Yukihiro Nagao

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Drug-primed mice form Mallory bodies in their liver after various types of liver injury such as heat shock, drug refeeding, or ethanol ingestion. However, the mechanisms involved that lead to Mallory body formation after these different treatments are unknown. There may be a common pathway of Mallory body formation that is initiated by these different types(More)
In a clinical study in which patients with alcoholic hepatitis were treated with prednisone for 1 month, posttreatment liver biopsies showed diminished inflammation, but Mallory bodies were not diminished. This suggested that steroid treatment may reduce inflammation by inhibiting NFkappaB activation. Sparing of Mallory bodies suggests that NFkappaB(More)
Although the autoimmune regulator (Aire) knockout (KO) mouse model has been reported to present various organ-specific autoimmune diseases depending on genetic background, autoimmune pancreatitis in mice of BALB/c background has not yet been reported. Here, we report that Aire KO mice with BALB/cAnN background showed significant lymphoid cell infiltration(More)
Drug-primed mice, created by a 5-month feeding of diethyl-1,4-dihydro-2,4,6-trimethyl-3,5-pyridinedicarboxylate (DDC), followed by a 1-month withdrawal, were refed ethanol or isocaloric dextrose (control) diets intragastrically for 7 days. The formation of Mallory bodies (MBs) was monitored by immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase microscopy using(More)
The ethanol inducible isoform of cytochrome P450, CYP2E1, may play a role in ethanol-induced liver injury. Therefore, the factors which govern CYP2E1 degradation and turnover were investigated. These factors include cAMP, ubiquitin, proteasomal enzymes and CYP2E1 mRNA. Rats fed ethanol or pair-fed isocaloric dextrose were pair-fed with rats fed ethanol or(More)
Chronic griseofulvin (GF) feeding induces preneoplastic foci followed by hepatocellular carcinoma in the mouse liver. Our previous study suggested that GF-induced hepatocellular proliferation had a different mechanism from that of peroxisome proliferator (PP)-induced direct hyperplasia. The GF-induced hepatocellular proliferation was mediated through(More)
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