1. Nishimura, H., Yajima, T., Naiki, Y., Tsunobuchi, H., Umemura, M., Itano, K.,Matsuguchi, T., Suzuki, M., Ohashi, P, M., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Differential roles of IL-15 mRNA isoforms generated by alternative splicing in immune responses in vivo.
    J. Exp. Med. 191:157-170, 2000.

  2. Matsuguchi,T., Takagi, K., Musikacharoen, T., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Gene expressions of lipopolysaccharide receptors, Toll-like receptors 2 and 4, are differently regulated in mouse T lymphocytes.
    Blood 95:1378-1385, 2000.

  3. Ninomiya T, Takimoto H, Matsuzaki G, Hamano S, Yoshida H, Yoshikai Y, Kimura G, Nomoto K.:
    Vgamma1+ gammadelta T cells play protective roles at an early phase of murine cytomegalovirus infection through production of interferon-gamma.
    Immunology. 99:187-94, 2000.

  4. Kimura,K.,Nishimura, H., Matsuzaki, T., Yokokura, T., Nimura, Y. and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Synergistic effect of IL-15 and IL-12 on anti-tumor activity in a murine malignant pleurisy model.
    Cancer.Immunol.Immunother. 49:71-77, 2000.

  5. Yoshikai Y. and Nishimura,H.:
    The role of interleukin 15 in mounting an immune response against microbial infections
    Microbes. Infect. 2:381-389, 2000.

  6. Mokuno,Y., Matsuguchi,T., Takano, M., Nishimura, H., Washizu J., Ogawa T., Nimura, Y. and Yoshikai Y. :
    Expression of Toll-like receptor 2 on gd T cells bearing invariant Vg6/Vd1 indyced by Escherichia coli infection.
    J.Immunol. 165:931-40, 2000.

  7. Murosaki,S., Muroyama K., Yamamoto Y., and Yoshikai Y.:
    Antitumor effect of heat-killed Lactobacillus p lantarum L-137 throuigh restoration of impaired IL-12 production in tumor-bearing mice.
    Cancer. Immunol.Immunother.49:157-64, 2000.

  8. Naiki, Y., Nishimura, H., , Itohara, S., and Yoshikai Y.:
    gd T cells may dichotomously modulate infection with avirulent Salmonella choleraesuis via IFN-g and IL-13 in mice.
    Cell. Immunol. 49:157-164, 2000.

  9. Liu,T., Nishimura, H., Matsuguchi ,T. and Yoshikai ,Y.:
    Difference in interleukin-12 and -15 production by dendritic cells at the early stage of Listeria monocytogenes infection between BALB/c and C57 BL/6 mice
    Cell. Immunol. 202:31-40, 2000.

  10. Umemura, M., ,Wajjwalku, W.,Upragarin, N., Liu, T. , Nishimura, H., Matsuguchi T., . Wilson G.M., and Yoshikai Y.:
    Expression of mouse mammary tumor virus superantigen accelerates tumorgenicity of myeloma cells
    J.Virol 74:8226-8233, 2000.

  11. Tsunobuchi, T., Nishimura, H., Goshima, F., Daikoku,T., Suzuki, H., Nakashima, I.,Nishiyama, Y., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    A protective role of interleukin-15 in a mouse model for systemic infection with herpes simplex virus.
    Virology 275:57-66 2000.

  12. Tsunobuchi, H., Nishimura, H., Goshima, F., Daikoku, T., Nishiyama, Y., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Memory Type CD8+ T cells Protect IL-2R a-deficient mice from systemic infection with HSV Type 2
    J.Immunol. 165:4552-4560, 2000.

  13. Masuda A., Matsuguchi T., Hayakawa T and Yoshikai Y.:
    Exogenous interleukin-15 induced STAT6 tyrosine-phosphorylation and IL-4 synthesis in a mouse mast cell line.
    J.Biol. Chem. 275:29331-29337, 2000.

  14. Matsuguchi, T., Musikacharoen, T., Ogawa, T., and Yoshikai, Y. :
    Gene expression of Toll-like receptor 2 but not Toll-like receptor 4, is induced by LPS and inflammatory cytokines in mouse macrophages.
    J.Immunol. 165:5767-5772, 2000.

  15. Hasegawa, T., Noda, K., Kumamoto, S., Ando, Y., Yamada, A., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Chlorella vulgaris culture supernatant (CVS) reduces psycological stress-induced apoptosis of the thymus in C57BL/6 mice.
    Int.J.Immunopharmac. 22:877-885, 2000.

  16. Iwami, K., Matsuguchi, T., Masuda, A., Kikuchi, T., Musikacharoen, T., and Yoshikai, Y.:
    Naturally occuring soluble form of mouse Toll-like receptor 4 inhibits LPS signaling.
    J. Immunol. 165: 6682-6686, 2000.