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2008 (total impact fac. 109.597 ave. 6.089)

Hayakawa, K., Tateda, K., Fuse, E. T., Matsumoto, T., Akasaka, Y., Ishii, T., Nakayama, T., Taniguchi, M., Kaku, M., Standiford, T. J., and Yamaguchi, K.: Paradoxically high resistance of natural killer T (NKT) cell-deficient mice to Legionella pneumophila: another aspect of NKT cells for modulation of host responses. J. Med. Microbiol. 57:1340-1348 (2008). (2.091)

Gilliver, S. C., Ruckshanthi, J. P., Hardman, M. J., Nakayama, T., and Ashcroft, G. S.: Sex dimorphism in wound healing: the roles of sex steroids and macrophage migration inhibitory factor. Endocrinology 149:5747-5757 (2008). (5.045)

Terashima, A., Watarai, H., Inoue, S., Sekine, E., Nakagawa, R., Hase, K., Iwamura, C., Nakajima, H., Nakayama, T., and Taniguchi, M.: A novel subset of mouse NKT cells bearing the IL-17 receptor B responds to IL-25 and contributes to airway hyperreactivity. J. Exp. Med. 205:2727-2733 (2008). (15.612)

Shinnakasu, R., Yamashita, M., Kuwahara, M., Hosokawa, H., Hasegawa, A., Motohashi, S., and Nakayama, T.: Gfi1-mediated stabilization of GATA3 protein is required for Th2 cell differentiation. J. Biol. Chem. 283:28216-28225 (2008). (5.581)

Kawamura, T., Murakami, K., Bujo, H., Unoki, H., Jiang, M., Nakayama, T., and Saito, Y.: Matrix metalloproteinase-3 enhances the free fatty acids-induced VEGF expression in adipocytes through toll-like receptor 2. Exp. Biol. Med. 233:1213-1221 (2008). (1.979)

Hossain, M. B., Hosokawa, H., Hasegawa, A., Watarai, H., Taniguchi, M., Yamashita, M., and Nakayama, T.: Lymphoid enhancer factor (LEF1) interacts with GATA3 and controls its function in T helper type 2 cells. Immunology 125:377-386 (2008). (3.398)

Hirahara, K., Yamashita, M., Iwamura, C., Shinoda, K., Hasegawa, A., Yoshizawa, H., Koseki, H., Gejyo, F., and Nakayama, T.: Repressor of GATA regulates TH2-driven allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 122:512-520.e11 (2008). (8.115)

Suto, A., Kashiwakuma, D., Kagami, S., Hirose, K., Watanabe, N., Yokote, K., Saito, Y., Nakayama, T., Grusby, J. M., Iwamoto, I., and Nakajima, H.: Development and characterization of IL-21-producing CD4+ T cells. J. Exp. Med. 205:1369-1379 (2008). (15.612)

Ito, T., Hasegawa, A., Hosokawa, H., Yamashita, M., Motohashi, S., Naka, T., Okamoto, Y., Fujita, Y., Ishii, Y., Taniguchi, M., Yano, I., and Nakayama, T.: Human Th1 differentiation induced by lipoarabinomannan/lipomannan from Mycobacterium bovis BCG Tokyo-172. Int. Immunol. 20:849-860 (2008). (3.29)

Nakayama, T., and Yamashita, M.: Initiation and maintenance of Th2 cell identity. Truncated title: Regulation of Th2 responses. Curr. Opin. Immunol. 20:265-271 (2008). (9.325)

Iwamura, C., and Nakayama, T.: Toll-like receptors in the respiratory system: their roles in inflammation. Curr. Allergy Asthma Rep. 8:7-13 (2008).

Ito, H., Ando, K., Ishikawa, T., Nakayama, T., Taniguchi, M., Saito, K., Imawari, M., Moriwaki, H., Yokochi, T., Kakumu, S., and Seishima, M.: Role of Vα14+ NKT cells in the development of hepatitis B virus specific CTL: Activation of Vα14+ NKT cells promote the breakage of CTL tolerance. Int. Immunol. 20:869-879 (2008). (3.29)

Hoshino, A., Nagao, T., Nagi, M. N., Ohno, N., Yasuhara, M., Yamamoto, K., Nakayama, T., and Suzuki, K.: MPO-ANCA induces IL-17 production by activated neutrophils in vitro via classical complement pathway-dependent manner. J. Autoimmun. 31:79-89 (2008). (3.391)

Yamashita, M., Kuwahara, M., Suzuki, A., Hirahara, K., Shinnakasu, R., Hosokawa, H., Hasegawa, A., Motohashi, S., Iwama, A., and Nakayama, T.: Bmi1 regulates memory CD4 T cell survival via repression of the Noxa gene. J. Exp. Med. 205:1109-1120 (2008). (15.612)

Motohashi, S., and Nakayama, T.: Clinical applications of natural killer T cell-based immunotherapy for cancer. Cancer Sci. 99:638-645 (2008). (3.165)

Yamashita, M., and Nakayama, T.: Progress in allergy signal research on mast cells: Regulation of allergic airway inflammation through toll-like receptor 4-mediated modification of mast cell function. J. Pharmacol. Sci. 106:332-335 (2008). (2.408)

Funeshima, F. N., Fujino, M., Kimura, H., Takahara, S., Nakayama, T., Ezaki, T., and Li, X.-K.: Survival of skin allografts is prolonged in mice with a dominant-negative H-Ras. Transpl. Immunol. 18:302-306 (2008). (2.093)

Kitajima, M., Abe, T., Miyano, K. N., Taniguchi, M., Nakayama, T., and Takaku, H.: Induction of natural killer cell-dependent antitumor immunity by the Autographa californica multiple nuclear polyhedrosis virus. Mol. Ther. 16:261-268 (2008). (5.862)

Uchida, T., Horiguchi, S., Tanaka, Y., Yamamoto, H., Kunii, N., Motohashi, S., Taniguchi, M., Nakayama, T., and Okamoto, Y.: Phase I study of α-galactosylceramide-pulsed antigen presenting cells administration to the nasal submucosa in unresectable or recurrent head and neck cancer. Cancer Immunol. Immunother. 57:337-345 (2008). (3.728)