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加藤 将(カトウ マサル)
北海道大学病院 内科
講師

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  • 北海道大学病院 内科

職名

  • 講師

学位

  • 博士(医学)(北海道大学)

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  • 10755896

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論文

  • Hiroyuki Nakamura, Kenji Oku, Olga Amengual, Kazumasa Ohmura, Yuichiro Fujieda, Masaru Kato, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
    Arthritis care & research 70 4 627 - 634 2018年04月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of a combination of anti-β2 -glycoprotein I (anti-β2 GPI) domain I antibody and anti-phosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex (anti-PS/PT) antibody tests for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved a cohort of the patients who visited our clinic from April 2005 to March 2013. Tests for anti-β2 GPI domain I antibodies, IgG anti-PS/PT antibodies, and IgM anti-PS/PT antibodies, together with tests for criteria-defined antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), were performed in all patients. The total antiphospholipid score (aPL-S) was calculated for each patient according to titers of and positivity for aPL. RESULTS: The study enrolled 157 patients (51 patients with APS and 106 with non-APS autoimmune diseases). All 21 patients positive for both anti-β2 GPI domain I antibodies and IgG and/or IgM (IgG/IgM) anti-PS/PT antibodies had APS with a high total aPL-S (median 46, range 26-76), as did all of the 10 patients who were positive for anti-β2 GPI domain I antibodies but negative for IgG/IgM anti-PS/PT antibodies (median 22, range 4-39). Of the 14 patients who were positive for IgG/IgM anti-PS/PT antibodies but negative for anti-β2 GPI domain I antibodies, 11 (79%) had APS; these individuals also had high total aPL-S values (median 23, range 11-60). In contrast, only 9 of the 112 patients (8%) with none of these antibodies had APS. CONCLUSION: The combination of the IgG anti-β2 GPI domain I antibody and IgG/IgM anti-PS/PT antibody tests shows a high positive predictive value for the diagnosis of APS and a strong correlation with the aPL-S. This combination as the first-line test for aPL may contribute to the simple and definite identification of APS with a high risk of thrombosis in clinical practice.
  • Masaru Kato, Tatsuya Atsumi
    European Journal of Clinical Investigation 48 2 2018年02月01日 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Recent studies have clarified that pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue diseases (CTD-PAH) has some distinctive clinical aspects from other PAH, such as high prevalence, venous and cardiac involvement, less favourable outcome, helpfulness of detection algorithm, response to immunosuppression, pre-PAH conditions in borderline pulmonary arterial pressure and coexistence of interstitial lung disease. In this review, by focusing on these distinctive aspects, we discuss how to provide an efficacious and safe management of CTD-PAH and garner attention to areas where further evidence is desired.
  • Nakamura H, Odani T, Yasuda S, Noguchi A, Fujieda Y, Kato M, Oku K, Bohgaki T, Sugita J, Endo T, Teshima T, Atsumi T
    Modern rheumatology 28 5 1 - 6 2018年01月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to elucidate the efficacy and safety of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Japanese patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: A phase II clinical trial included SSc patients diagnosed within the last three years having at least one of the following clinical features: diffuse skin sclerosis with modified Rodman total thickness skin score (mRSS) ≥ 15, refractory digital ulcer or interstitial lung disease (ILD). HSCT were performed after conditioning using cyclophosphamide. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were enrolled and underwent HSCT. Median follow-up period was 137 months. Overall survival or event-free survival rate was 93% or 40% at 10 years, respectively. Eight patients (57%) achieved more than a 50% decrease in mRSS from baseline within six months after HSCT. Six patients (43%) required additional immunosuppressive treatments due to progression of diffuse skin sclerosis and/or ILD during follow-up period. Adverse events related to HSCT occurred in six patients (43%). Severe cardiomyopathy occurred in two patients, and one of them had a fatal course. CONCLUSION: HSCT is a feasible treatment bringing favourable results to more than half of our patients with SSc. Careful selection of the patients is essential for whom benefited from HSCT, considering the risk-benefit balance of the treatment.
  • Tanimura S, Fujieda Y, Kono M, Shibata Y, Hisada R, Sugawara E, Nakamura H, Ohmura K, Shimamura S, Mitani A, Shida H, Watanabe T, Kato M, Oku K, Bohgaki T, Amengual O, Yasuda S, Shimizu C, Atsumi T
    Modern rheumatology 1 - 7 2017年12月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Oku K, Atsumi T, Akiyama Y, Amano H, Azuma N, Bohgaki T, Asanuma YF, Horita T, Hosoya T, Ichinose K, Kato M, Katsumata Y, Kawaguchi Y, Kawakami A, Koga T, Kohsaka H, Kondo Y, Kubo K, Kuwana M, Mimori A, Mimori T, Mimura T, Murakami K, Nakano K, Nakayamada S, Ogishima H, Ohmura K, Saito K, Sano H, Shibuya M, Takahashi Y, Takasaki Y, Takeuchi T, Tamura N, Tanaka Y, Tsuboi H, Tsunoda S, Yukawa N, Yamakawa N, Yamamoto K, Sumida T
    Modern rheumatology 1 - 7 2017年11月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Shimizu Y, Yasuda S, Kimura T, Nishio S, Kono M, Ohmura K, Shimamura S, Kono M, Fujieda Y, Kato M, Oku K, Bohgaki T, Fukasawa Y, Tanaka S, Atsumi T
    Modern rheumatology 1 - 9 2017年11月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Hiroyuki Nakamura, Masaru Kato, Toshitaka Nakaya, Michihiro Kono, Shun Tanimura, Takahiro Sato, Yuichiro Fujieda, Kenji Oku, Hiroshi Ohira, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Shinsuke Yasuda, Ichizo Tsujino, Masaharu Nishimura, Tatsuya Atsumi
    MEDICINE 96 43 e8349  2017年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    We investigated the serum haptoglobin levels in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) based on the hypothesis that haptoglobin levels would reflect subclinical hemolysis due to microangiopathy in pulmonary arterioles.This cross-sectional study included 3 groups of patients attending Hokkaido University Hospital: PAH, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and connective tissue diseases (CTD) without PAH (CTD-non-PAH) group. Serum haptoglobin levels were measured by standardized turbidimetric immunoassay in all patients. Demographic data, laboratory results, right heart catheter, and echocardiographic findings were extracted from the medical records. Decreased haptoglobin levels were defined as below 19mg/dL based on the 95th percentile of healthy controls.Thirty-five patients in PAH group including 11 with idiopathic PAH (IPAH) and 24 with CTD-associated PAH (CTD-PAH), 27 in CTEPH group, and 32 in CTD-non-PAH group were analyzed. Serum haptoglobin levels in PAH group (median 66mg/dL) were significantly lower than those in CTEPH group (median 94mg/dL, P=.03) and CTD-non-PAH group (median 79mg/dL, P=.03). The prevalence of decreased haptoglobin levels was 26% in PAH group, 15% in CTEPH group, and 6% in CTD-non-PAH group. Serum haptoglobin levels had a significant negative correlation (r=-0.66, P<.001) with mean pulmonary artery pressure in PAH group, particularly in CTD-PAH subgroup (r=-0.74, P<.001), but no correlation in IPAH subgroup (r=-0.52, P=.13) and in CTEPH group (r=-0.17, P=.41). Follow-up cases of CTD-PAH showed lowering pulmonary artery pressure led to normalizing serum haptoglobin levels.Serum haptoglobin levels decreased in PAH patients and inversely correlated with pulmonary artery pressure in CTD-PAH patients, suggesting their potential as a surrogate marker for CTD-PAH.
  • Katsuya Hatano, Tamotsu Kamishima, Kenneth Sutherland, Masaru Kato, Ikuma Nakagawa, Shota Ichikawa, Keisuke Kawauchi, Shota Saitou, Masaya Mukai
    RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 37 2 189 - 195 2017年02月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    The joint space difference index (JSDI) is a newly developed radiographic index which can quantitatively assess joint space narrowing progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients by using an image subtraction method on a computer. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of this method by non-experts utilizing RA image evaluation. Four non-experts assessed JSDI for radiographic images of 510 metacarpophalangeal joints from 51 RA patients twice with an interval of more than 2 weeks. Two rheumatologists and one radiologist as well as the four non-experts examined the joints by using the Sharp-van der Heijde Scoring (SHS) method. The radiologist and four non-experts repeated the scoring with an interval of more than 2 weeks. We calculated intra-/inter-observer reliability using the intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) for JSDI and SHS scoring, respectively. The intra-/inter-observer reliabilities for the computer-based method were almost perfect (inter-observer ICC, 0.966-0.983; intra-observer ICC, 0.954-0.996). Contrary to this, intra-/inter-observer reliability for SHS by experts was moderate to almost perfect (inter-observer ICC, 0.556-0.849; intra-observer ICC, 0.589-0.839). The results suggest that our computer-based method has high reliability to detect finger joint space narrowing progression in RA patients.
  • Atsushi Noguchi, Masaru Kato, Michihito Kono, Kazumasa Ohmura, Hiroshi Ohira, Ichizo Tsujino, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Masaharu Nishimura, Tatsuya Atsumi
    MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY 27 3 481 - 488 2017年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objectives: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc) has a poor prognosis compared to PAH associated with other connective tissue diseases (CTD). The objective of this study was to examine the difference in hemodynamic state between SSc-PAH and other CTD-PAH by performing cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.Methods: A single center retrospective analysis was conducted comprising 40 consecutive CTD patients who underwent right heart catheterization and CMR at the same period from January 2010 to October 2015.Results: Thirty-two patients had pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension. Of these, 15 had SSc and 17 had other CTD. CMR measurements, particularly the ratio of right to left end-diastolic volume (RVEDV/LVEDV), correlated well with mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP). Conversely, RVEDV/LVEDV and mPAP correlated differently in SSc and non-SSc patients. In SSc patients, the ratio of RVEDV/LVEDV to mPAP was significantly higher compared to non-SSc patients. In the follow-up study, 2 SSc patients exhibited increased RVEDV/LVEDV in spite of decreased mPAP following treatment. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed poor prognosis of patients with increased RVEDV/LVEDV following treatment.Conclusions: Our data indicated that altered bi-ventricular interplay detected at CMR may represent SSc-related cardiac involvement and reflect poor prognosis of SSc-PAH.
  • Nakamura H, Sugai T, Kato M, Hatanaka KC, Atsumi T
    Clinical and experimental rheumatology 35 1 174  2017年01月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Shinsuke Yasuda, Kazumasa Ohmura, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Takashi Kurita, Yujiro Kon, Tomonori Ishii, Yuichiro Fujieda, Satoshi Jodo, Kazuhide Tanimura, Michio Minami, Tomomasa Izumiyama, Takumi Matsumoto, Yoshiharu Amasaki, Yoko Suzuki, Hideki Kasahara, Naofumi Yamauchi, Masaru Kato, Tamotsu Kamishima, Akito Tsutsumi, Hiromitsu Takemori, Takao Koike, Tatsuya Atsumi
    MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY 27 6 930 - 937 2017年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objectives: To preliminarily evaluate the feasibility of maintenance therapy with reduced dose of intravenous abatacept (ABT) to 250mg/body/month after achieving remission or low disease activity (LDA).Patients and methods: RA patients treated with ABT at 13 sites were enrolled in this prospective interventional pilot study during the period between March 2013 and March 2015. Inclusion criteria were (1) age at 20 years or older, (2) under treatment with monthly intravenous ABT at approved doses, (3) DAS28-CRP lower than 2.7 at least for 6 months, (4) agreed to join this trial with written informed consent and (5) body weight under 125kg. Enrolled patients were maintained with intravenous monthly ABT at a reduced dose of 250mg/body (MATADOR protocol). The primary end point was the proportion of the patients continued with MATADOR protocol at week 48. MATADOR protocol was discontinued upon disease flare or other reasons such as patients' request or severe adverse event (AE). Disease activities and structural changes were also evaluated.Results: Fifty-three patients fulfilled the entry criteria and were followed for 1-year. MATADOR protocol was continued for 1-year in 43 (81%) of the evaluated patients. Three patients experienced severe AEs. Mean DAS28-CRP and remission rate were 1.56 and 88% when ABT reduced and 1.80 and 81% at 1-year, respectively. Structural remission was achieved in 34 out of 42 evaluated patients.Conclusions: Reduced dose of intravenous ABT was proposed as a feasible choice for maintenance therapy for RA after achievement of remission/LDA, although further randomized trials would be awaited.
  • Eri Sugawara, Masaru Kato, Ryo Hisada, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
    INTERNAL MEDICINE 56 4 445 - 448 2017年 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD), in contrast to other types of PAH, may respond to immunosuppressive therapy. Most PAH cases with an immunosuppressant response were in the early stages of the disease (WHO functional class III or less). The present case was a 34-year-old woman with MCTD-associated PAH (WHO functional class IV) who was resistant to a combination of three vasodilators. Afterwards, she was treated with glucocorticoid and cyclophosphamide. This case suggested the potential benefit of immunosuppressants in patients with severe MCTD-associated PAH.
  • Kenji Oku, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Michihiro Kono, Kazumasa Ohmura, Masaru Kato, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Olga Amengual, Tatsuya Atsumi
    AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 15 10 1001 - 1004 2016年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    The involvement of complement activation in the pathophysiology of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) was first reported in murine models of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL)-related pregnancy morbidities. We previously reported that complement activation is prevalent and may function as a source of procoagulant cell activation in the sera of APS patients. Recently, autoantibodies against C1q, a component of complement 1, were reported to be correlated with complement activation in systemic lupus erythematosus. These antibodies target neoepitopes of deformed C1q bound to various molecules (i.e., anionic phospholipids) and induce accelerated complement activation. We found that anti-C1q antibodies are more frequently detected in primary APS patients than in control patients and in refractory APS patients with repeated thrombotic events. The titer of anti-C1q antibodies was significantly higher in refractory APS patients than in APS patients without flare. The binding of C1q to anionic phospholipids may be associated with the surge in complement activation in patients with anti-C1q antibodies when triggered by 'second-hit' biological stressors such as infection. Such stressors will induce overexpression of anionic phospholipids, with subsequent increases in deformed C1q that is targeted by anti-C1q antibodies. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V.
  • Kenji Oku, Olga Amengual, Masaru Kato, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Naoya Sakamoto, Masahiro Ieko, Gary L. Norman, Tatsuya Atsumi
    THROMBOSIS RESEARCH 146 1 - 6 2016年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) can vary both immunologically and funcLionally, thus i is important to effectively and correctly identify their presence when diagnosing antiphospholipid syndrome. Furthermore, since many immunologicallfunclional tests are necessary Lo measure aPLs, complete examinations are often no performed in many cases due o significath burden on the testing departments. To address this issue, we measured aPLs defined accordingio the classification criteria (anlicardiolipin araibody: aCL) IgG/IgM and anti-132 glycoprotein I antibody (a beta(2)GPI) (IgG/IgM) as well as non-criteria antibodies (aCL IgA, a beta(2)GPI IgA and a beta(2)GPI domain I), in a cohort 01 211 patients (61 APS, 140 disease controls and 10 healthy individuals). APLs were measured using a fully automated chemiluminescent immunoassay instrument (BIO-FLASH (R)/ACL AcuStara (R)) and with conventional ELISA tests. We demonstrated that both sensitivity and accuracy of diagnosis of aCL IgG and beta(2)GPI IgG were high, in agreement with the past reports. When multiple aPLs were examined, the accuracy of diagnosis increased. The proportion of APS patients that were positive for 2 Of more types of aPLs (47/61, 77%) was higher than that of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)( 3/37, 9%), those with non-SLE connective tissues diseases (1/53,2%), those with other diseases or healthy volunteers. Based on these findings, it was concluded that the fully automated chemiluminescent immunoassay instrument, which allows the simultaneous evaluation of many types of aPLs, offers clear advantages for a more complete, more rapid and less labor-intensive alternative to running multiple ELISA and could help in better diagnosis for suspected APS patients. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (thip://creativecommons.orglicenscs,thy-nc-nd/4.0,/).
  • Masaru Kato, Caroline Ospelt, Christoph Kolling, Tomohiro Shimizu, Michihito Kono, Shinsuke Yasuda, Beat A. Michel, Renate E. Gay, Steffen Gay, Kerstin Klein, Tatsuya Atsumi
    ONCOTARGET 7 39 64221 - 64232 2016年09月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Valosin containing protein (p97) is a chaperone implicated in a large number of biological processes including endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein degradation and autophagy. Silencing of p97 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial fibroblasts (RASFs) increased the amount of polyubiquitinated proteins, whereas silencing of its interaction partner histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) had no effect. Furthermore, silencing of p97 in RASFs increased not only rates of apoptotic cell death induced by TRAIL but also induced an autophagy-associated cell death during ER stress that was accompanied by the formation of polyubiquitinated protein aggregates and large vacuoles. Finally, we demonstrated an anti-arthritic effect of siRNAs targeting p97 in collagen-induced arthritis in rats. Our data indicate that p97 may be a new potential target in the treatment of RA.
  • Yuka Shimizu, Shinsuke Yasuda, Yuki Kako, Shin Nakagawa, Masatoshi Kanda, Ryo Hisada, Kazumasa Ohmura, Sanae Shimamura, Haruki Shida, Yuichiro Fujieda, Masaru Kato, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Ichiro Kusumi, Tatsuya Atsumi
    AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 15 8 786 - 794 2016年08月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), neuropsychiatric (NP) symptoms sometimes occur after administration of corticosteroids, making differential diagnosis between NPSLE and steroid-induced psychosis challenging for clinicians. The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of post-steroid NP disease (PSNP) in patients with SLE. Clinical courses of 146 patients with SLE and 162 with other systemic autoimmune diseases, all in the absence of NP manifestations on admission, were retrospectively analyzed. Forty-three NPSLE patients on admission (de novo NPSLE) were also investigated. All patients were consecutively recruited and treated with 40 mg/day or more of prednisolone in Hokkaido University Hospital between April 2002 and March 2015. The prevalence of PSNP was strikingly higher in SLE patients than other systemic autoimmune diseases (24.7% vs. 7.4%, OR 4.09, 95% CI 2.04-8.22). As independent risk factors to develop PSNP in SLE patients, past history of mental disorder and the presence of antiphospholipid syndrome were identified using multiple logistic regression analysis. In patients with PSNP-SLE, mood disorder was significantly more frequent than in de novo NPSLE (47.2% vs. 20.9%, OR 3.38, 95% CI 126-9.04). Of PSNP-SLE patients, two-thirds were with one or more abnormal findings in cerebrospinal fluid, electroencephalogram, MRI or SPECT. Majority of our PSNP-SLE patients received intensified immunosuppressive treatments and experienced improvement in most cases. PSNP-SLE had better relapse-free survival than de novo NPSLE (p < 0.05, log rank test). In conclusion, PSNP frequently occurred in patients with SLE and treated successfully with immunosuppressive therapy, indicating that NPSLE is likely to harbor patients with PSNP-SLE. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yuichiro Fujieda, Olga Amengual, Masaki Matsumoto, Kimiko Kuroki, Hidehisa Takahashi, Michihito Kono, Takashi Kurita, Kotaro Otomo, Masaru Kato, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Katsumi Maenaka, Shigetsugu Hatakeyama, Keiichi I. Nakayama, Tatsuya Atsumi
    RHEUMATOLOGY 55 6 1117 - 1126 2016年06月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective. Phosphatidylserine-dependent, also called aPS-PT, recognizes the phosphati dylserine-prothrombin complex, which is associated with APS. We have previously reported that aPS-PT induces tissue factor (TF) expression on monocytes through the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. However, the cell surface interaction between prothrombin and aPS-PT, which is involved in the activation of cell-signalling pathways, has remained unknown. The objective of this study was to identify membrane proteins involved in the binding of prothrombin and aPS-PT to monocyte surfaces as well as the induction of TF expression. Methods. RAW264.7 cells with FLAG-tagged prothrombin were incubated and separated using affinity chromatography with anti-FLAG antibody-conjugated Sepharose beads. Immunopurified proteins were then analysed by an online nano-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The binding between prothrombin and the identified protein, ribophorin II (RPN2), was analysed by ELISA and surface plasmon resonance. To elucidate the role of RPN2 in TF expression, the TF mRNA level in RAW264.7 cells treated with RPN2 small interfering RNA was determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). Results. RPN2 was identified as a candidate molecule involved in the binding of prothrombin to the cell surface. The binding between prothrombin and RPN2 was confirmed by ELISA and surface plasmon resonance. RAW264.7 cells treated with RPN2 small interfering RNA showed significant reduction of the TF expression mediated by prothrombin and a mouse monoclonal aPS-PT. Conclusion. We identified that RPN2 is one of the prothrombin-binding proteins on monocyte surfaces, suggesting that RPN2 is involved in the pathophysiology of thrombosis in patients with APS.
  • Masaru Kato, Tatsuya Atsumi
    RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 36 5 635 - 641 2016年05月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Over the past decade, reactivation of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has garnered much attention from rheumatologists owing to a number of reports which have indicated the potential risk of biologics in causing this previously ignored infectious complication. Hepatitis due to reactivation of occult HBV infection occurs only occasionally but with high mortality upon occurrence, placing us in a clinical dilemma "to address or not to address?" In this review, we discuss how biological and other immunosuppressive therapies increase the risk of developing reactivation of occult HBV infection and attempt to solve this clinical quandary.
  • Tanimura S, Kato M, Atsumi T
    Clinical calcium 25 12 1769 - 1775 2015年12月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Borbala Aradi, Masaru Kato, Maria Filkova, Emmanuel Karouzakis, Kerstin Klein, Michael Scharl, Christoph Kolling, Beat A. Michel, Renate E. Gay, Edit I. Buzas, Steffen Gay, Astrid Juengel
    ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY 67 10 2624 - 2633 2015年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective. To investigate the role of protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 2 (PTPN2) in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. Synovial tissue samples from patients with RA and patients with osteoarthritis (OA) were stained for PTPN2. Synovial fibroblasts were stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), TRAIL, or thapsigargin. The expression of PTPN2 in synovial fibroblasts and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting. Cell death, the release of IL-6 and IL-8, and the induction of autophagy were analyzed after PTPN2 silencing. Methylated DNA immunoprecipitation analysis was used to evaluate DNA methylation-regulated gene expression of PTPN2. Results. PTPN2 was significantly overexpressed in synovial tissue samples from RA patients compared to OA patients. Patients receiving anti-TNF therapy showed significantly reduced staining for PTPN2 compared with patients treated with nonbiologic agents. PTPN2 expression was higher in RA synovial fibroblasts (RASFs) than in OASFs. This differential expression was not regulated by DNA methylation. PTPN2 was further up-regulated after stimulation with TNF, TNF combined with IL-1 beta, or LPS. There was no significant difference in basal PTPN2 expression in PBMCs from patients with RA, ankylosing spondylitis, or systemic lupus erythematosus or healthy controls. Most interestingly, PTPN2 silencing in RASFs significantly increased the production of the inflammatory cytokine IL-6 but did not affect levels of IL-8. Moreover, functional analysis showed that high PTPN2 levels contributed to the increased apoptosis resistance of RASFs and increased autophagy. Conclusion. This is the first study of PTPN2 in RASFs showing that PTPN2 regulates IL-6 production, cell death, and autophagy. Our findings indicate that PTPN2 is linked to the pathogenesis of RA via synovial fibroblasts.
  • Olga Amengual, Tetsuya Horita, Walter Binder, Gary L. Norman, Zakera Shums, Masaru Kato, Kotaro Otomo, Yuichiro Fujieda, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
    RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 34 9 1225 - 1230 2014年09月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Phosphatidylserine-dependent antiprothrombin antibodies (aPS/PT) were strongly correlated with the presence of lupus anticoagulant showing a high specificity for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome. However, the main criticism for the clinical applicability of aPS/PT testing is the lack of reproducibility of the results among laboratories. In this study, we measured IgG and IgM aPS/PT using our original in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and commercial ELISA kits to assess the assay performance and to evaluate the accuracy of aPS/PT results. The study included 111 plasma samples collected from patients and stored at our laboratory for aPS/PT assessment. Sixty-one samples were tested for IgG aPS/PT using two assays: (1) aPS/PT in-house ELISA and (2) QUANTA Lite (TM) aPS/PT IgG ELISA kit (INOVA Diagnostics, Inc., USA). Fifty samples were evaluated for IgM aPS/PT using two assays: (1) aPS/PT in-house ELISA and (2) QUANTA Lite (TM) aPS/PT IgM ELISA kit (INOVA Diagnostics). Ninety-eight percent of samples yielded concordant results for IgG aPS/PT and 82 % for IgM aPS/PT. There was an excellent agreement between the IgG aPS/PT assays (Cohen kappa = 0.962) and moderate agreement between the IgM aPS/PT assays (kappa = 0.597). Statistically significant correlations in the aPS/PT results were obtained from both IgG and IgM aPS/PT assays (r = 0.749, r = 0.622, p < 0.001, respectively). In conclusion, IgG and IgM detection by ELISA is accurate. The performance of aPS/PT is reliable, and concordant results can be obtained using different ELISA methods.
  • Masaru Kato, Caroline Ospelt, Renate E. Gay, Steffen Gay, Kerstin Klein
    ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY 66 1 40 - 48 2014年01月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective. To investigate the role of autophagy in the regulation of cell death in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASFs). Methods. RASFs and osteoarthritis synovial fibroblasts (OASFs) were treated with thapsigargin (TG), an inducer of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and MG132, a proteasome inhibitor. Then, 3-methyladenine was used as an autophagy inhibitor and bafilomycin A1 as a lysosome inhibitor. Polyubiquitinated proteins, p62, and autophagy induction were evaluated by immunoblotting, immunofluorescence microscopy, and immunohistochemistry, respectively. OASFs were transfected with small interfering RNA targeting autophagy-linked FYVE protein (ALFY). Cell death was evaluated by flow cytometry and a caspase 3 activity assay. Results. In RASFs, the induction of autophagy by TG and MG132 was increased compared to that in OASFs. Whereas autophagy promoted a caspase 3-independent induction of cell death under ER stress, autophagy had a protective role in apoptosis induced by proteasome inhibition. Treatment of RASFs with 3-methyladenine blocked TG-induced cell death. ER stress induced a strong accumulation of p62-positive polyubiquitinated protein aggregates, accompanied by the formation of large vacuoles in RASFs but not OASFs. Furthermore, TG-induced p62 protein expression was increased, whereas TG-induced ALFY expression was reduced, in RASFs compared to OASFs. ALFY knockdown promoted the accumulation of p62, the formation of polyubiquitinated protein aggregates, and cell death. Conclusion. Our data provide the first evidence of a dual role of autophagy in the regulation of death pathways in RASFs. A reduced expression of ALFY and the formation of p62-positive polyubiquitinated protein aggregates promote cell death in RASFs under severe ER stress.
  • Kamishima T, Kato M, Atsumi T, Koike T, Onodera Y, Terae S
    Clinical and experimental rheumatology 31 1 154  2013年01月 [査読有り][通常論文]
  • Kotaro Otomo, Tatsuya Atsumi, Olga Amengual, Yuichiro Fujieda, Masaru Kato, Kenji Oku, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Takao Koike
    ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM 64 2 504 - 512 2012年02月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective To define the antiphospholipid score (aPL-S) by testing multiple antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and to evaluate its efficacy for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and predictive value for thrombosis. Methods. This study comprised 2 independent sets of patients with autoimmune diseases. In the first set of patients (n = 233), the aPL profiles were analyzed. Five clotting assays for testing lupus anticoagulant and 6 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (IgG/IgM anticardiolipin antibodies, IgG/IgM anti-beta(2)-glycoprotein I, and IgG/IgM phosphatidylserine-dependent antiprothrombin antibodies) were included. The association of the aPL-S with a history of thrombosis/ pregnancy morbidity was assessed. In the second set of patients (n = 411), the predictive value of the aPL-S for thrombosis was evaluated retrospectively. Two hundred ninety-six of these patients were followed up for > 2 years. The relationship between the aPL-S and the risk of developing thrombosis was analyzed. Results. In the first set of patients, the aPL-S was higher in those with thrombosis/pregnancy morbidity than in those without manifestations of APS (P < 0.00001). For the aPL-S, the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve value was 0.752. In the second set of patients, new thromboses developed in 32 patients. The odds ratio (OR) for thrombosis in patients with an aPL-S of > 30 was 5.27 (95% confidence interval [ 95% CI] 2.32-11.95, P < 0.0001). By multivariate analysis, an aPL-S of > 30 appeared to be an independent risk factor for thrombosis (hazard ratio 3.144 [ 95% CI 1.383-7.150], P = 0.006). Conclusion. The aPL-S is a useful quantitative index for diagnosing APS and may be a predictive marker for thrombosis in autoimmune diseases.
  • Masaru Kato, Tatsuya Atsumi, Takashi Kurita, Toshio Odani, Yuichiro Fujieda, Kotaro Otomo, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Takao Koike
    JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY 38 10 2209 - 2214 2011年10月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    Objective. To evaluate the risk of reactivation of resolved hepatitis B virus (HBV) by immunosuppressive therapy in patients with autoimmune diseases. Methods. Thirty-five patients with autoimmune diseases were included in our study; all were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative and antibody against hepatitis B core antigen-positive. They were followed for 8-124 weeks and clinical outcomes were analyzed, including serum levels of HBV-DNA and aminotransferase every 4 weeks during their immunosuppressive therapy for underlying autoimmune diseases. If HBV-DNA was detected during the immunosuppressive therapy. HBsAg, antibody against HBsAg (anti-HBs), hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), and antibody against HBeAg were also monitored every 4 weeks. Results. HBV-DNA was detected in 6 out of 35 patients. Anti-HBs titer was significantly lower in the patients in whom HBV-DNA was detected compared with the others at baseline: 2.83 (range 0.24-168.50) mIU/ml vs 99.94 (range 0.00-5342.98) mIU/ml, respectively (p = 0.036). Outcomes of the 6 patients with HBV reactivation were as follows: HBV-DNA turned negative in 2 patients without nucleic acid analog (NAA) and 1 with NAA; 2 died due to bacterial sepsis; and I died due to autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Significant elevation of aminotransferase was found in only 1 patient, but HBsAg converted to positive in 2 patients and HBeAg converted to positive in I patient. Conclusion. Reactivation of resolved HBV can occur during standard immunosuppressive therapy for autoimmune diseases. The low titer of baseline anti-HBs may carry its risk. (First Release Aug 15 2011; J Rheumatol 2011;38:2209-14; doi:10.3899/jrheum.110289)
  • Yuichiro Fujieda, Hiroshi Kataoka, Toshio Odani, Kotaro Otomo, Masaru Kato, Shinji Fukaya, Kenji Oku, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi, Takao Koike
    MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY 21 3 276 - 281 2011年06月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    To characterize reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in terms of treatments for resolution and its clinical course, we reviewed 28 cases of RPLS in SLE including our cases in view of the treatment. Of these, 15 cases improved with blood pressure control and 13 required immunosuppressive therapy for activity of SLE presenting neurological manifestations. Patients without immunosuppressants at onset of RPLS more frequently required immunosuppressive therapy to recover it than those precedingly using these agents [31% (4/13) versus 87% (13/15), p = 0.008, chi-square test]. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important for diagnosis of RPLS-SLE in the patient with SLE who develops neurological disturbance and rapidly increasing blood pressure. When 7-day therapy for hypertension and convulsion does not reverse the manifestations, immunosuppressive treatments would be recommended to reverse RPLS.
  • Keiji Matsubayashi, Jong-Hon Kang, Hidekatsu Sakata, Kazuaki Takahashi, Motohiro Shindo, Masaru Kato, Shinichiro Sato, Toshiaki Kato, Hiroyuki Nishimori, Kunihiko Tsuji, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Jun-ichi Yoshida, Hiroshi Maekubo, Shunji Mishiro, Hisami Ikeda
    TRANSFUSION 48 7 1368 - 1375 2008年07月 [査読有り][通常論文]
     
    BACKGROUND: Five cases of transfusion transmission of hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been reported so far. The infection routes of the causative donors remain unclear, however. Also, the progress of virus markers in the entire course of HEV infection has not been well documented. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Nucleic acid testing was performed by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction targeting the open reading frame 2 region of HEV. Full-length nucleotide sequences of HEV RNA were detected by direct sequencing. RESULTS: Lookback study of a HEV-positive donor revealed that the platelets (PLTs) donated from him 2 weeks previously contained HEV RNA and were transfused to a patient. Thirteen relatives including the donor were ascertained to enjoy grilled pork meats together in a barbecue restaurant 23 days before the donation. Thereafter, his father died of fulminant hepatitis E and the other 6 members showed serum markers of HEV infection. In the recipient, HEV was detected in serum on Day 22 and reached the peak of 7.2 log copies per mL on Day 44 followed by the steep increase of alanine aminotransferase. Immunoglobulin G anti-HEV emerged on Day 67; subsequently, hepatitis was resolved. HEV RNA sequences from the donor and recipient were an identical, Japan-indigenous strain of genotype 4. HEV RNA was detectable up to Day 97 in serum, Day 85 in feces, and Day 71 in saliva. CONCLUSION: A transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E case by blood from a donor infected via the zoonotic food-borne route and the progress of HEV markers in the entire course are demonstrated. Further studies are needed to clarify the epidemiology and the transfusion-related risks for HEV even in industrialized countries.

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