Hepatocyte Growth Factor(HGF)による移植免疫・自己免疫反応の制御  [in Japanese] Hepatocyte Growth Factor Regulates Immune Reactions Caused by Transplantation and Autoimmune Diseases  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 岩崎 剛 Iwasaki Tsuyoshi
    • 兵庫医療大学薬学部|兵庫医療大学大学院薬学研究科 Division of Pharmacotherapy, Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences|Graduate School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences
    • 芝崎 誠司 Shibasaki Seiji
    • 兵庫医療大学大学院薬学研究科|兵庫医療大学共通教育センター Graduate School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences|General Education Center, Hyogo University of Health Sciences

Abstract

  Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) was first identified and cloned as a mitogenic protein for hepatocytes, and subsequent studies revealed that HGF has multiple biological effects on a wide variety of cells, including mitogenic, motogenic, morphogenic, anti-apoptotic, and angiogenic activities. It plays roles in organizing tissues during development and regeneration. HGF may be applied for the treatment of acute onset diseases such as fulminant hepatitis, myocardial infarction, acute renal failure, cerebral infarction, and chronic diseases like liver cirrhosis, chronic renal failure, pulmonary fibrosis, cardiomyopathy, and arteriosclerosis obliterans. HGF also has immunomodulatory activities and we previously demonstrated that its administration inhibited acute graft-<i>versus</i>-host disease (GVHD) after treatment with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We also demonstrated that HGF inhibited lupus nephritis induced by chronic GVHD and dermal sclerosis in systemic sclerosis using model mice. More than 7 hundred thousand patients suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Japan. Although the prognosis of these patients has improved by the treatment of biological agents such as TNF-α and IL-6 blockers, there remain many for whom these agents have not proved beneficial. Recently, using RA model mice, we demonstrated that the HGF antagonist, NK4, can block disease progression of RA through its anti-angiogenic and immunomodulatory actions. In this review article, we discuss the possible roles of HGF signaling for the treatment of immunological reactions in transplantation and autoimmune diseases.<br>

Journal

  • YAKUGAKU ZASSHI

    YAKUGAKU ZASSHI 133(11), 1159-1167, 2013

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003382268
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00284903
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0031-6903
  • NDL Article ID
    024966259
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-411
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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