Naoki Kaneko

Naoki Kaneko
Kyushu University | Kyudai · Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder whose pathogenesis is poorly understood and that lacks effective therapies. Detailed quantitative and spatial analyses of tissues affected by Sjögren’s syndrome were undertaken, including the quantitation of the frequency of selected cell-cell interactions in the disease milieu. Quantitative analy...
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Background How T follicular (Tfh) cells contribute to many different B-cell class-switching events during T cell-dependent immune responses has been unclear. Diseases with polarized isotype switching offer a unique opportunity for the exploration of Tfh subsets. Secondary and tertiary lymphoid organs (SLOs and TLOs) in patients with elevated tissue...
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Many studies have been performed in severe COVID-19 on immune cells in the circulation and on cells obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage. Most studies have tended to provide relative information rather than a quantitative view, and it is a combination of approaches by various groups that is helping the field build a picture of the mechanisms that dri...
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This review summarizes recent progress in understanding the pathogenesis of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), with a focus on fibrosis. Several studies reported that CD4+ T cells with cytotoxic activity promoted by the secretion of granzyme and perforin, cytotoxic CD4+ T cells (CD4+CTLs), and disease-specific activated B cells, infiltrated inflamed t...
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The contributions of T cells infiltrating the lungs to SARS-CoV-2 clearance and disease progression are poorly understood. Although studies of CD8+ T cells in bronchoalveolar lavage and blood have suggested that these cells are exhausted in severe COVID-19, CD4+ T cells have not been systematically interrogated within the lung parenchyma. We establ...
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Objectives IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory disorder characterized by a dysregulated resolution of inflammation and wound healing response that might develop after an apoptotic insult induced by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). Mer receptor tyrosine kinase (MerTK) and its ligand Protein S (ProS1) have a pivotal role in...
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Although fibrotic disorders are frequently assumed to be linked to TH2 cells, quantitative tissue interrogation studies have rarely been performed to establish this link and certainly many fibrotic diseases do not fall within the type 2/allergic disease spectrum. We have previously linked two human autoimmune fibrotic diseases, IgG4-related disease...
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Humoral responses in COVID-19 disease are often of limited durability, as seen with other human coronavirus epidemics. To address the underlying etiology, we examined postmortem thoracic lymph nodes and spleens in acute SARS-CoV-2 infection and observed the absence of germinal centers, a striking reduction in Bcl-6⁺ germinal center B cells but pres...
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by a prominent stromal reaction that has been variably implicated in both tumor growth and tumor suppression. B-lymphocytes have been recently implicated in PDAC progression but their contribution to the characteristic stromal desmoplasia has never been assessed before. In the present work, w...
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Humoral responses in COVID-19 disease are often of limited durability, as seen with other human coronavirus epidemics. To address the underlying etiology, we examined postmortem thoracic lymph nodes and spleens in acute SARS-CoV-2 infection and observed the absence of germinal centers, a striking reduction in Bcl-6+ germinal center B cells but pres...
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Protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) is known as a thrombin receptor. Recent studies have reported PAR1 expression in various malignancies; however, its role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) requires clarification. A previous study showed that down-regulation of ΔNp63, a homolog of p53, augments PAR1 expression in OSCC. In the present study,...
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Background IgG4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD) is characterized by fibrotic lesions, serum IgG4 elevation, and prompt response to glucocorticoids. B and T lymphocytes are considered the initiators of tissue inflammation in IgG4-RD, but the prominent stromal reaction observed at disease sites suggest that a dysregulation of processes involved in the reso...
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Background IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated fibrotic disorder that has been linked to CD4+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CD4+CTLs). The effector phenotype of CD4+CTLs, the relevance of both CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CD8+CTLs) and of apoptotic cell death remain undefined in IgG4-RD. Objective The goals of this study were to defin...
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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune fibrotic disease whose pathogenesis is poorly understood and lacks effective therapies. We undertook quantitative analyses of T cell infiltrates in the skin of thirty-five untreated patients with early diffuse SSc and here show that CD4+ cytotoxic T cells and CD8+ T cells contribute prominently to these inf...
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Purpose of review: To summarize recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of IgG4-related disease. Recent findings: Limited data exist to explain genetic susceptibility to IgG4-related disease and the underlying triggers for this disease have not yet been identified. Cytotoxic CD4 T cells and activated B cells infiltrate affected...
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Rationale: Kimura disease (KD) is a rare, chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by subcutaneous granuloma in the head and neck region, as well as increased eosinophil counts and high serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Kimura disease is suspected to be an IgE-mediated disease, associated with an allergic response, in which antigen-specific...
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Objective: Cytokeratin (CK) 19 is a member of the acidic type I CK family. Recently, CK19 expression has been found in various tumor tissues; however, the significance of this remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to clarify the roles of CK19 in the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Methods: A total of 100 patients who had...
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Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) promote tumor progression and inhibit anti-tumor immune response by producing various mediators and preferentially express CD163, CD204, and CD206. However, the role of these TAM subsets in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains unclear. Here we investigated the expression and function of TAM subsets in OSCC...
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Background: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory condition marked by rapid clinical improvement after selective depletion of B lymphocytes with rituximab. This feature suggests that B cells might participate in fibrogenesis and wound healing. Objective: In the present work we aimed to demonstrate that B lymphocytes contribute di...
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Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its receptor PD-1 are immune checkpoint molecules that attenuate the immune response. Blockade of PD-L1 enhances the immune response in a variety of tumours and thus serves as an effective anti-cancer treatment. However, the biological and prognostic roles of PD-L1/PD-1 signalling in oral squamous cell car...
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We previously reported that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was mediated by ΔNp63β in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In this study, DNA microarray analyses were performed using ΔNp63β-overexpressing OSCC cells to identify genes associated with ΔNp63β-mediated EMT. Thereby, we focused on kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) 6, most up...
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We previously revealed that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was mediated by ΔNp63β, a splicing variant of ΔNp63, in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recent studies have highlighted the involvement of microRNA (miRNA) in EMT of cancer cells, though the mechanism remains unclear. To identify miRNAs responsible for ΔNp63β-mediated EMT,...
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Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common tumor arising in salivary glands. However, pleomorphic adenoma of the sublingual gland is extremely rare. Furthermore, sublingual tumor is difficult to diagnose, because the most cases are malignant. We report on a man with pleomorphic adenoma of the sublingual gland. His chief complaint was a mass in the left...
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Objectives: We previously showed that ΔNp63β, a splicing variant of ΔNp63, mediated EMT and affected cell motility. DNA microarray was thus performed to elucidate the mechanism that ΔNp63β affects cell motility. As the results, Wnt5a was significantly down-regulated by ΔNp63β overexpression in tongue SCC cell line (SQUU-B) with EMT phenotype. Mat...
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We report two cases of lymphorrhea after neck dissection (ND) successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). The first was a case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the left buccal mucosa with cervical lymph node metastasis (T2N2bM0) in a 71-year-old man. Lymphorrhea was continuously seen after ND. Ligation of the lymphorrhea si...
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Background: Paraneoplastic syndrome generally results from tumor-derived hormones or peptides that cause metabolic derangements. Common metabolic conditions include hyponatremia, hypercalcemia, hypoglycemia, and Cushing's syndrome. Herein, we report a very rare case of tongue carcinoma presenting with leukocytosis and hypercalcemia. Case presenta...
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Recent studies have revealed that cancer cells are exacerbated by chronic inflammation. The present study examined the immunohistochemical expression for interleukin-6 (IL-6), a pleiotropic inflammatory cytokine, in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) to elucidate the association of IL-6 expression with tumor progression, chemoresistance and progno...
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A case of secondary syphilis in a young female with slightly raised white lesions on the tongue and erythematous papular on the palm was presented. Based on the positive reaction for the serological tests for syphilis, she was diagnosed as secondary syphilis and oral administration of bacampicillin was thus started. Subsequently, the eruption of th...

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