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Overexpression of D-dopachrome tautomerase increases ultraviolet B irradiation-induced skin tumorigenesis in mice.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Tsugunobu Andoh, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Teruhiko Makino, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Ultraviolet irradiation (UV) exposure is the leading factor underlying the development of skin malignancies. D-dopachrome tautomerase (D-DT), a functional homolog of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), has functional similarities to MIF. However, its role, unlike the role of MIF in photocarcinogenesis, is unknown. We therefore explored the role of D-DT ... Read more >>

FASEB J (FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)
[2021, 35(7):e21671]

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Berberine induces anti-atopic dermatitis effects through the downregulation of cutaneous EIF3F and MALT1 in NC/Nga mice with atopy-like dermatitis.

Tsugunobu Andoh, Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with severe pruritus. Berberine, a naturally occurring isoquinoline alkaloid, has anti-inflammatory effects. This study investigated the effects and molecular mechanisms of berberine on AD-like symptoms in mice. In this study, NC/Nga mice with atopy-like dermatitis (dermatitis mice), fibroblast and mast cells ... Read more >>

Biochem Pharmacol (Biochemical pharmacology)
[2021, 185:114439]

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Trichohyalin-like 1 protein plays a crucial role in proliferation and anti-apoptosis of normal human keratinocytes and squamous cell carcinoma cells.

Teruhiko Makino, Megumi Mizawa, Yoko Yoshihisa, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Masashi Miyai, Toshihiko Hibino, Masakiyo Sasahara, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Epidermal differentiation is a complex process that requires the regulated and sequential expression of various genes. Most fused-type S100 proteins are expressed in the granular layer and it is hypothesized that these proteins may be associated with cornification and barrier formation. We previously identified a member of the fused-type S100 ... Read more >>

Cell Death Discov (Cell death discovery)
[2020, 6:109]

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The regulation of protein kinase casein kinase II by apigenin is involved in the inhibition of ultraviolet B-induced macrophage migration inhibitory factor-mediated hyperpigmentation.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Tsugunobu Andoh, Mati Ur Rehman, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation elicits melanogenesis and pigmentation in the skin. Apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavone [AGN]) is a plant flavone contained in various herbs, fruits, and vegetables. We herein investigated antimelanogenic properties of AGN and the molecular mechanisms of the action of AGN. In UVB-treated mice, AGN inhibited cutaneous hyperpigmentation and macrophage migration ... Read more >>

Phytother Res (Phytotherapy research : PTR)
[2020, 34(6):1320-1328]

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Mechanisms of itching in mycosis fungoides: grade of itching correlates with eosinophil infiltration and kallikrein 5 expression.

Kyoko Shimizu, Tsugunobu Andoh, Teruhiko Makino, Yoko Yoshihisa, Megumi Mizawa, Tadamichi Shimizu,

<h4>Background</h4>Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL). Itching can be a major symptom for patients with CTCL, however, itching associated with MF is not relieved by conventional therapy using anti-histamines, suggesting that histamine is not the main pruritogen. Therefore, the underlying mechanisms of itching ... Read more >>

Eur J Dermatol (European journal of dermatology : EJD)
[2019, 29(3):268-273]

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Involvement of α-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone-Thromboxane A2 System on Itching in Atopic Dermatitis.

Tsugunobu Andoh, Chihiro Akasaka, Kyoko Shimizu, Jung-Bum Lee, Yoko Yoshihisa, Tadamichi Shimizu,

α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is an endogenous peptide hormone involved in cutaneous pigmentation in atopic dermatitis (AD) with severe itching. α-MSH elicits itch-related responses in mice. We, therefore, investigated whether α-MSH was involved in itching in AD. In the skin of AD patients and mice with atopy-like dermatitis, α-MSH and the ... Read more >>

Am J Pathol (The American journal of pathology)
[2019, 189(9):1775-1785]

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Inflammatory cytokine-mediated induction of serine racemase in atopic dermatitis.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Maho Nakagawa, Shoko Matsukuma, Teruhiko Makino, Hisashi Mori, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Serine racemase (SR) is an enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of d-serine, an endogenous coagonist for N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptor in the central nervous system. Our previous study demonstrated that SR was expressed in the epidermis of wild-type (WT) mice but not in SR knockout (KO) mice. In addition, SR ... Read more >>

J Cell Mol Med (Journal of cellular and molecular medicine)
[2018, 22(6):3133-3138]

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Increased Serum Levels of Th2-type Cytokines and Eotaxin in Fibrillar-type Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Teruhiko Makino, Yoko Yoshihisa, Megumi Mizawa, Kiyohiro Tsutsui, Chihiro Nishijima, Makoto Inaoki, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Acta Derm Venereol (Acta dermato-venereologica)
[2017, 97(5):642-643]

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Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in heat-induced apoptosis in keratinocytes.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Takashi Kondo, Tadamichi Shimizu,

In human skin, keratinocytes are constantly challenged by adverse influences, such as hot and cold temperatures; however, the effects of heat on apoptosis induction in keratinocytes are not well understood. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a potent cytokine that overcomes p53 function by suppressing its transcriptional activity. Here, we ... Read more >>

FASEB J (FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)
[2016, 30(11):3870-3877]

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Efficacy of Astaxanthin for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in a Murine Model.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Tsugunobu Andoh, Kenji Matsunaga, Mati Ur Rehman, Takashi Maoka, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with various factors, including immunological abnormalities and exposure to allergens. Astaxanthin (AST) is a xanthophyll carotenoid that has recently been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory effects and to regulate the expression of inflammatory cytokines. Thus, we investigated whether AST could ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2016, 11(3):e0152288]

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Histamine released from epidermal keratinocytes plays a role in α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone-induced itching in mice.

Kyoko Shimizu, Tsugunobu Andoh, Yoko Yoshihisa, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Sunburn, wound repair, and chronic renal failure with hemodialysis are usually accompanied by both pigmentation and itching. Proopiomelanocortin-derived α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is produced in response to external stimuli, such as UV irradiation, and is involved in cutaneous pigmentation. However, it is unclear whether α-MSH is also involved in the itching. ... Read more >>

Am J Pathol (The American journal of pathology)
[2015, 185(11):3003-3010]

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In vitro effects of zinc on the cytokine production from peripheral blood mononuclear cells in patients with zinc allergy.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Takako Yamakoshi-Shibutani, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Metals, such as nickel, cobalt, chromium and zinc, are ubiquitous in the environment. Systemic reactions, including hand dermatitis and generalized eczematous reactions, can be caused by the dietary ingestion of metals. In this study, we aimed to determine whether the cytokine production from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from ... Read more >>

Springerplus (SpringerPlus)
[2015, 4:404]

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Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in pollen-induced allergic conjunctivitis and pollen dermatitis in mice.

Yuka Nagata, Yoko Yoshihisa, Kenji Matsunaga, Mati Ur Rehman, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Pollen is a clinically important airborne allergen and one of the major causes of allergic conjunctivitis. A subpopulation of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are also known to have exacerbated skin eruptions on the face, especially around the eyelids, after contact with pollen. This pollen-induced skin reaction is now known ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2015, 10(2):e0115593]

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Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in the stratum corneum: a marker of the local severity of atopic dermatitis.

Chie Yasuda, Akiko Enomoto, Shioji Ishiwatari, Naoya Mori, Ko Kagoyama, Kenji Matsunaga, Yoko Yoshihisa, Shoko Matsukuma, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Different biomarkers are used to evaluate the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD); however, it remains difficult to determine the severity of localized skin lesions. MIF plays an essential role in the pathophysiology of skin inflammation. To establish whether the MIF level in the stratum corneum (SC) serves as a marker ... Read more >>

Exp Dermatol (Experimental dermatology)
[2014, 23(10):764-766]

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Localization of serine racemase and its role in the skin.

Ran Inoue, Yoko Yoshihisa, Yosuke Tojo, Chieko Okamura, Yuzo Yoshida, Jiro Kishimoto, Xinghua Luan, Masahiko Watanabe, Mineyuki Mizuguchi, Yuko Nabeshima, Kenji Hamase, Kenji Matsunaga, Tadamichi Shimizu, Hisashi Mori,

D-serine is an endogenous coagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptor in the central nervous system and its synthesis is catalyzed by serine racemase (SR). Recently, the NMDA receptor has been found to be expressed in keratinocytes (KCs) of the skin and involved in the regulation of KC growth and ... Read more >>

J Invest Dermatol (The Journal of investigative dermatology)
[2014, 134(6):1618-1626]

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Spiruchostatin A and B, novel histone deacetylase inhibitors, induce apoptosis through reactive oxygen species-mitochondria pathway in human lymphoma U937 cells.

Mati Ur Rehman, Paras Jawaid, Yoko Yoshihisa, Peng Li, Qing Li Zhao, Koichi Narita, Tadashi Katoh, Takashi Kondo, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Spiruchostatin A (SP-A) and spiruchostatin B (SP-B) are the potent histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi), that has the potential for chemotherapy of leukemia but the exact mechanism of these compounds remains unclear. In the present study, the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the mechanism involved in the apoptosis ... Read more >>

Chem Biol Interact (Chemico-biological interactions)
[2014, 221:24-34]

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Involvement of MIF in basement membrane damage in chronically UVB-exposed skin in mice.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Osamu Norisugi, Kenji Matsunaga, Jun Nishihira, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Solar ultraviolet (UV) B radiation is known to induce matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that degrade collagen in the basement membrane. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pluripotent cytokine that plays an essential role in the pathophysiology of skin inflammation induced by UV irradiation. This study examined the effects of MIF ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2014, 9(2):e89569]

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In vitro cytokine expression by peripheral mononuclear cells in herbal drug-induced skin eruption.

Osamu Norisugi, Yoko Yoshihisa, Kyoko Shimizu, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Herbal medicine is widely used worldwide and is associated with side-effects such as skin eruptions. Herbal drugs are often produced by combining multiple crude drugs, mostly of plant origin. Determining which medi-cinal plants are associated with the herbal drugs that induce skin eruptions can therefore be difficult. This study investigated ... Read more >>

Acta Derm Venereol (Acta dermato-venereologica)
[2014, 94(1):58-62]

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Astaxanthin, a xanthophyll carotenoid, inhibits ultraviolet-induced apoptosis in keratinocytes.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Intra-cellular reactive nitrogen/oxygen species and apoptosis play important roles in ultraviolet (UV)-induced inflammatory responses in the skin. Astaxanthin (AST), a xanthophyll carotenoid, exhibits diverse clinical benefits. The protective effects of AST against UV-induced apoptosis were investigated in the present study. Astaxanthin (5 μm) caused a significant decrease in the protein ... Read more >>

Exp Dermatol (Experimental dermatology)
[2014, 23(3):178-183]

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Trichohyalin-like 1 protein, a member of fused S100 proteins, is expressed in normal and pathologic human skin.

Takako Yamakoshi, Teruhiko Makino, Mati Ur Rehman, Yoko Yoshihisa, Michiya Sugimori, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Trichohyalin-like 1 (TCHHL1) protein is a novel member of the fused-type S100 protein gene family. The deduced amino acid sequence of TCHHL1 contains an EF-hand domain in the N-terminus, one trans-membrane domain and a nuclear localization signal. We generated specific antibodies against the C-terminus of the TCHHL1 protein and examined ... Read more >>

Biochem Biophys Res Commun (Biochemical and biophysical research communications)
[2013, 432(1):66-72]

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Maintenance of remission with low-dose olopatadine hydrochloride for itch in well-controlled chronic urticaria.

Teruhiko Makino, Yoshiaki Takegami, Mati Ur Rehman, Yoko Yoshihisa, Waka Ishida, Takashi Toyomoto, Tadamichi Shimizu,

<h4>Background</h4>The long-term follow-up of chronic urticaria (CU) is important to ensure the adequate treatment of patients. Olopatadine hydrochloride is one of the second-generation nonsedating antihistamines.<h4>Methods</h4>This study was designed to assess the optimal dose of olopatadine to suppress symptoms of chronic urticarial itch in well-controlled patients. After CU patients were treated ... Read more >>

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol (Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology)
[2012, 5:141-146]

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Alkannin, HSP70 inducer, protects against UVB-induced apoptosis in human keratinocytes.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Mariame Ali Hassan, Yukihiro Furusawa, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Takashi Kondo, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Alkannin is an active constituent from the root extract of Alkanna tinctoria of the Boraginaceae family and it may have utility as a heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) inducer in living organisms. Here, the effects of alkannin-induced HSP70 on ultraviolet (UV) B (40 mJ/cm(2))-induced apoptosis were investigated in human keratinocyte ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2012, 7(10):e47903]

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Metal allergy and systemic contact dermatitis: an overview.

Yoko Yoshihisa, Tadamichi Shimizu,

Contact dermatitis is produced by external skin exposure to an allergen, but sometimes a systemically administered allergen may reach the skin and remain concentrated there with the aid of the circulatory system, leading to the production of systemic contact dermatitis (SCD). Metals such as nickel, cobalt, chromium, and zinc are ... Read more >>

Dermatol Res Pract (Dermatology research and practice)
[2012, 2012:749561]

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Efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate ointment (Oronine H(®)) for experimentally-induced comedones.

Takako Yamakoshi, Teruhiko Makino, Kenji Matsunaga, Yoko Yoshihisa, Mati Ur Rehman, Taisuke Seki, Yoshito Hayashi, Tadamichi Shimizu,

<h4>Background</h4>Oronine H(®) ointment, which contains chlorhexidine gluconate as its active component, is a well known disinfectant, and has been widely used for treatment of acne in Japan. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effect of this ointment on the formation of comedones induced by application of 50% oleic acid ... Read more >>

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol (Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology)
[2012, 5:79-83]

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The anti-inflammatory effects of platinum nanoparticles on the lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 macrophages.

Mati Ur Rehman, Yoko Yoshihisa, Yusei Miyamoto, Tadamichi Shimizu,

<h4>Objective</h4>Platinum nanoparticles (nano-Pt) have been reported to possess anti-oxidant and anti-tumor activities. However, the biological activity and mechanism of action of nano-Pt in inflammation are still unknown. The present study was designed to determine the in-vitro anti-inflammatory effects of nano-Pt on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells.<h4>Methods</h4>RAW 264.7 macrophages were used ... Read more >>

Inflamm Res (Inflammation research : official journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et al.])
[2012, 61(11):1177-1185]

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