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Division of Rheumatology and Allergology

Subject Division of Rheumatology and Allergology
Professor: Yutaka Kawahito
Lecturer: Masataka  Kohno
Assistant Professor: Makoto Wada,Wataru Fujii,Kazuki Fujioka,Takashi Kida
Research Contents

1. Molecular mechanisms of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases
2. Mechanisms of fibrosis
3. Functions of MDSC with immunological diseases
4. Novel disease activity marker for RA patients
5. Echogram for RA patients



Inoue T, et al. Upregulation of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 3 on fibroblast-like synoviocytes is associated with the development of collagen-induced arthritis via increased interleukin-6 production. Plos one. 2019 [in print]


Kida T, et al. Association between preexisting lung involvements and the risk of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with microscopic polyangiitis: A multi-center retrospective cohort study. Modern Rheumatology. 2019 Apr1.  [Epub ahead of print]
Kaneshita S, et al. Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Disease with Cytomegalovirus Re-activation in Patients with Rheumatic Disease. Modern Rheumatology. 2018 Nov24.  [Epub ahead of print]
Sofue H, et al. Thrombopoietin receptor agonist, splenectomy and intravenous immunoglobulin for immune thrombocytopaenia with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology (Oxford). 57(8): 1495-1497, 2018.
Kida T, et al. Roles of high-mobility group box 1 and thrombin in murine pulmonary fibrosis and the therapeutic potential of thrombomodulin. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 314(3): L473-L483, 2018.
Nagahara H, et al. Role of allograft inflammatory factor-1 in bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 495(2): 1901-1907, 2018.
Kukida Y, et al. Efficacy of abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral hands. Int J Rheum Dis. 21(9): 1678-1685, 2017.
Kida T, et al. Intravascular lymphoma in a rheumatoid arthritis patient following short-term methotrexate treatment. Rheumatology (Oxford). 56(2): 318-320, 2017.
Nagahara H, et al. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 in the pathogenesis of bleomycin-induced acute lung injury. Biosci Trends. 10(1): 47-53, 2016.
Seno T, et al. Once-weekly teriparatide improves glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in patients with inadequate response to bisphosphonates. SpringerPlus. 5(1): 1-7, 2016.
Fujii W, et al. Monocarboxylate transporter 4, associated with the acidification of synovial fluid, is a novel therapeutic target for inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 67(11): 2888-96, 2015.
Fujioka K, et al. Inhibition of osteoclastogenesis by osteoblast-like cells genetically engineered to produce interleukin-10. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 456(3): 785-91, 2015.
Murakami K, et al. Knock out of S1P3 receptor signaling attenuates inflammation and fibrosis in bleomycin-induced lung injury mice model. Plos one. 9(9): e106792, 2014.
Kadoya M, et al. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 stimulates chemokine production and induces chemotaxis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 448(3): 287-91, 2014
Fujii W, et al. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells play crucial roles in the regulation of mouse collagen- induced arthritis. J Immunol. 191(3): 1073-81, 2013.
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