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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 2078 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 102 Article
  • 8 Letter
  • 3 Comment/debate
  • 3 Review article
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2014
9 Citations (Scopus)

Interleukin 2 receptor α chain gene polymorphisms and risks of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica in southern Japanese

Ainiding, G., Kawano, Y., Sato, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yoshimura, S., Yonekawa, T., Yamasaki, R., Murai, H. & Kira, J-I., Feb 15 2014, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 337, 1-2, p. 147-150 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
Interleukin-2 Receptors
Multiple Sclerosis
Genes
Genotype
2013
2 Citations (Scopus)

Alterations in chemokine receptor expressions on peripheral blood monocytes in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Cui, Y. W., Kawano, Y., Shi, N., Masaki, K., Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Tateishi, T., Yamasaki, R., Murai, H. & Kira, J-I., Aug 1 2013, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 4, 2, p. 201-205 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
Chemokine Receptors
Multiple Sclerosis
Monocytes
Prednisolone
6 Citations (Scopus)

A NOTCH4 missense mutation confers resistance to multiple sclerosis in Japanese

Huang, J., Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yonekawa, T., Sato, S., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J-I., Jan 1 2013, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 19, 13, p. 1696-1703 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
Missense Mutation
Multiple Sclerosis
Alleles
Odds Ratio
84 Citations (Scopus)

Anti-neurofascin antibody in patients with combined central and peripheral demyelination

Kawamura, N., Yamasaki, R., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Kusunoki, S., Nagayama, S., Fukuda, Y., Ogata, H., Matsuse, D., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Aug 20 2013, In : Neurology. 81, 8, p. 714-722 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Demyelinating Diseases
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
Antigens
Plasma Exchange
94 Citations (Scopus)
Neuromyelitis Optica
Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal fluid
sclerosis
cerebrospinal fluid
7 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical relevance of serum aquaporin-4 antibody levels in neuromyelitis optica

Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Fichna, J., Chen, S., Furmaniak, J., Smith, B. R. & Kira, J-I., May 1 2013, In : Neurochemical Research. 38, 5, p. 997-1001 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Antibodies
Serum
Optics
39 Citations (Scopus)

Connexin 43 Astrocytopathy Linked to Rapidly Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica

Masaki, K., Suzuki, S., Matsushita, T., Matsuoka, T., Imamura, S., Yamasaki, R., Suzuki, M., Suenaga, T., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J-I., Aug 22 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 8, e72919.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
connexins
Connexin 43
sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
60 Citations (Scopus)

Distinct genetic and infectious profiles in Japanese neuromyelitis optica patients according to anti-aquaporin 4 antibody status

Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yonekawa, T., Masaki, K., Sato, S., Kawano, Y., Kira, J-I., Miyamoto, K., Kusunoki, S., Nakatsuji, Y., Mochizuki, H., Ochi, K., Matsumoto, M., Kanda, T., Ochi, H., Miki, T., Okada, K. & Tsuji, S., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 84, 1, p. 29-34 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Antibodies
HLA Antigens
Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigens
3 Citations (Scopus)

Distinct genetic profiles between Japanese multiple sclerosis patients with and without Barkhof brain lesions

Huang, J., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yoshimura, S., Sato, S., Yonekawa, T., Yamasaki, R., Murai, H. & Kira, J-I., Aug 1 2013, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 4, 2, p. 173-180 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Brain
Haplotypes
Alleles
Neuromyelitis Optica
28 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired cytoplasmic-nuclear transport of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Nagara, Y., Tateishi, T., Yamasaki, R., Hayashi, S., Kawamura, M., Kikuchi, H., Iinuma, K. M., Tanaka, M., Iwaki, T., Matsushita, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Sep 1 2013, In : Brain Pathology. 23, 5, p. 534-546 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1
Cell Nucleus Active Transport
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Karyopherins
Anterior Horn Cells
4 Citations (Scopus)

Month of birth in multiple sclerosis with and without longitudinally extensive spinal cord lesions: A study of a Japanese national survey

Araki, Y., Kinoshita, M., Motoyama, R., Matsushita, T., Nakagawa, M., Kira, J-I. & Tanaka, M., Jul 15 2013, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 330, 1-2, p. 67-70 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord
Parturition
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires
1 Citation (Scopus)

Protein kinase C-η polymorphism rs2230500 does not confer disease susceptibility to multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica

Kawano, Y., Matsushita, T., Cui, Y. W., Isobe, N., Yoshimura, S., Yonekawa, T., Masaki, K., Yamasaki, R., Murai, H. & Kira, J-I., Dec 1 2013, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 4, 3, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
Disease Susceptibility
Protein Kinase C
Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Diseases
2012
2 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical disability progression and platelet GP IIb/IIIa values in patients with atopic myelitis

Ainiding, G., Yamashita, K. I., Torii, T., Furuta, K., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Matsumoto, S. & Kira, J. I., May 15 2012, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 246, 1-2, p. 108-112 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Platelet Membrane Glycoprotein IIb
Myelitis
Blood Platelets
Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex
20 Citations (Scopus)
Aquaporin 4
Neuroimaging
Central Nervous System
Antibodies
Spinal Cord
28 Citations (Scopus)

Extensive loss of connexins in Baló's disease: Evidence for an auto-antibody-independent astrocytopathy via impaired astrocyte-oligodendrocyte/ myelin interaction

Masaki, K., Suzuki, S., Matsushita, T., Yonekawa, T., Matsuoka, T., Isobe, N., Motomura, K., Wu, X. M., Tabira, T., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J-I., Jun 1 2012, In : Acta neuropathologica. 123, 6, p. 887-900 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Connexins
Oligodendroglia
Myelin Sheath
Astrocytes
20 Citations (Scopus)

First diagnostic criteria for atopic myelitis with special reference to discrimination from myelitis-onset multiple sclerosis

Isobe, N., Kanamori, Y., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Shigeto, H., Kawamura, N. & Kira, J-I., May 15 2012, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 316, 1-2, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myelitis
Multiple Sclerosis
Oligoclonal Bands
Sensitivity and Specificity
Brain
45 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and Infectious Profiles of Japanese Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Sato, S., Kawano, Y., Yamamoto, K. & Kira, J-I., Nov 9 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 11, e48592.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigens
Viruses
HLA-DRB1 Chains
6 Citations (Scopus)

HLA-DPB1*0201 is associated with susceptibility to atopic myelitis in Japanese

Sato, S., Isobe, N., Yoshimura, S., Kanamori, Y., Masaki, K., Matsushita, T. & Kira, J-I., Oct 15 2012, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 251, 1-2, p. 110-113 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myelitis
HLA Antigens
Alleles
Neuromyelitis Optica
Immunogenetics
9 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired recruitment of neuroprotective microglia and T cells during acute neuronal injury coincides with increased neuronal vulnerability in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis model

Kawamura, M. F., Yamasaki, R., Kawamura, N., Tateishi, T., Nagara, Y., Matsushita, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Apr 1 2012, In : Experimental Neurology. 234, 2, p. 437-445 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Microglia
T-Lymphocytes
Wounds and Injuries
Axotomy
29 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative assays for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody with subclass analysis in neuromyelitis optica

Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Kawano, Y., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Fichna, J., Chen, S., Furmaniak, J., Smith, B. R. & Kira, J-I., Jan 1 2012, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 18, 11, p. 1541-1551 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Antibodies
Myelitis
Immunoglobulin G
2011

Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid cytokines and growth factors in multiple sclerosis patients with and without chronic headaches

Doi, H., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Tateishi, T. & Kira, J-I., Mar 1 2011, In : Neurology Asia. 16, 1, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Headache Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Cytokines
8 Citations (Scopus)

Astrocytopathy in neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis and Baló's disease

Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Suzuki, S., Matsuoka, T., Yonekawa, T., Wu, X. M., Tabira, T., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J-I., Dec 1 2011, In : Clinical Neurology. 51, 11, p. 898-900 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromyelitis Optica
Demyelinating Diseases
Aquaporin 4
Connexin 43
Multiple Sclerosis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Campylobacter jejuni DNA-binding protein from starved cells in Guillain-Barré syndrome patients

Kawamura, N., Piao, H., Minohara, M., Matsushita, T., Kusunoki, S., Matsumoto, H., Ikenaka, K., Mizunoe, Y. & Kira, J-I., Dec 15 2011, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 240-241, p. 74-78 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campylobacter jejuni
DNA-Binding Proteins
Sulfoglycosphingolipids
Enteritis
Myelin Sheath
14 Citations (Scopus)

Preventive and therapeutic effects of the selective Rho-kinase inhibitor fasudil on experimental autoimmune neuritis

Pineda, A. A. M., Minohara, M., Kawamura, N., Matsushita, T., Yamasaki, R., Sun, X., Piao, H., Shimokawa, H. & Kira, J-I., Jul 15 2011, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 306, 1-2, p. 115-120 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis
rho-Associated Kinases
Therapeutic Uses
Phosphates
Interleukin-4
18 Citations (Scopus)

SNP-based analysis of the HLA locus in Japanese multiple sclerosis patients

McElroy, J. P., Isobe, N., Gourraud, P. A., Caillier, S. J., Matsushita, T., Kohriyama, T., Miyamoto, K., Nakatsuji, Y., Miki, T., Hauser, S. L., Oksenberg, J. R. & Kira, J-I., Oct 20 2011, In : Genes and Immunity. 12, 7, p. 523-530 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HLA Antigens
Multiple Sclerosis
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Major Histocompatibility Complex
Aquaporin 4
4 Citations (Scopus)

T cell reactivities to myelin protein-derived peptides in neuromyelitis optica patients with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody

Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Minohara, M., Isobe, N., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Nishimura, Y. & Kira, J-I., Jun 1 2011, In : Neurology Asia. 16, 2, p. 139-142 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Myelin Proteins
T-Lymphocytes
Peptides
9 Citations (Scopus)

Tissue binding patterns and in vitro effects of campylobacter jejuni DNA-binding protein from starved cells

Piao, H., Minohara, M., Kawamura, N., Li, W., Matsushita, T., Yamasaki, R., Mizunoe, Y. & Kira, J-I., Jan 1 2011, In : Neurochemical Research. 36, 1, p. 58-66 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campylobacter jejuni
DNA-Binding Proteins
Tissue
Sulfoglycosphingolipids
Denaturation
2010
16 Citations (Scopus)

Altered production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor by peripheral blood immune cells in multiple sclerosis

Yoshimura, S., Ochi, H., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Motomura, K., Matsuoka, T., Minohara, M. & Kira, J-I., Oct 1 2010, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 16, 10, p. 1178-1188 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Multiple Sclerosis
Blood Cells
Interferon-beta
Serum
30 Citations (Scopus)

B-cell activating factor of the tnf family is upregulated in neuromyelitis optica

Okada, K., Matsushita, T., Kira, J-I. & Tsuji, S., Jan 1 2010, In : Neurology. 74, 2, p. 177-178 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

B-Cell Activating Factor
Neuromyelitis Optica
Predictive Value of Tests
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Lymphocyte Activation
10 Citations (Scopus)

CSF angiotensin II and angiotensin-converting enzyme levels in anti-aquaporin-4 autoimmunity

Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Kawajiri, M., Mogi, M., Tsukuda, K., Horiuchi, M., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Aug 15 2010, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 295, 1-2, p. 41-45 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A
Autoimmunity
Angiotensin II
58 Citations (Scopus)

CSF chemokine alterations related to the clinical course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Tateishi, T., Yamasaki, R., Tanaka, M., Matsushita, T., Kikuchi, H., Isobe, N., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., May 1 2010, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 222, 1-2, p. 76-81 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Chemokines
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cytokines
Motor Neuron Disease
7 Citations (Scopus)

Induction of paranodal myelin detachment and sodium channel loss in vivo by Campylobacter jejuni DNA-binding protein from starved cells (C-Dps) in myelinated nerve fibers

Piao, H., Minohara, M., Kawamura, N., Li, W., Mizunoe, Y., Umehara, F., Goto, Y., Kusunoki, S., Matsushita, T., Ikenaka, K., Maejima, T., Nabekura, J. I., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J-I., Jan 15 2010, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 288, 1-2, p. 54-62 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfoglycosphingolipids
Myelinated Nerve Fibers
Campylobacter jejuni
Sodium Channels
DNA-Binding Proteins
20 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of HLA-DRB1 alleles on the susceptibility and resistance to multiple sclerosis in Japanese patients with respect to anti-aquaporin 4 antibody status

Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yamasaki, R., Ramagopalan, S. V., Kawano, Y., Nishimura, Y., Ebers, G. C. & Kira, J-I., Feb 1 2010, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 16, 2, p. 147-155 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
HLA Antigens
Multiple Sclerosis
Alleles
Antibodies
27 Citations (Scopus)

Longitudinally extensive myelopathy in Caucasians: A West Australian study of 26 cases from the Perth Demyelinating Diseases Database

Qiu, W., Wu, J. S., Zhang, M. N., Matsushita, T., Kira, J-I., Carroll, W. M., Mastaglia, F. L. & Kermode, A. G., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 81, 2, p. 209-212 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Cord Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Databases
Neuromyelitis Optica
Immunoglobulin G
28 Citations (Scopus)

Oscillatory gamma synchronization binds the primary and secondary somatosensory areas in humans

Hagiwara, K., Okamoto, T., Shigeto, H., Ogata, K., Somehara, Y., Matsushita, T., Kira, J-I. & Tobimatsu, S., May 1 2010, In : NeuroImage. 51, 1, p. 412-420 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Somatosensory Cortex
Multiple Sclerosis
Magnetoencephalography
Magnetic Fields
Healthy Volunteers
45 Citations (Scopus)

Reappraisal of brain MRI features in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica according to anti-aquaporin-4 antibody status

Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Piao, H., Matsuoka, T., Ishizu, T., Doi, H., Masaki, K., Yoshiura, T., Yamasaki, R., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Apr 15 2010, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 291, 1-2, p. 37-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Multiple Sclerosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Antibodies
29 Citations (Scopus)

Restoration of microglial function by granulocyte-colony stimulating factor in ALS model mice

Yamasaki, R., Tanaka, M., Fukunaga, M., Tateishi, T., Kikuchi, H., Motomura, K., Matsushita, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Dec 15 2010, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 229, 1-2, p. 51-62 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Axotomy
Microglia
Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Neurons
2009
63 Citations (Scopus)

Aquaporin-4 autoimmune syndrome and anti-aquaporin-4 antibody-negative opticospinal multiple sclerosis in Japanese

Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Matsuoka, T., Shi, N., Kawano, Y., Wu, X. M., Yoshiura, T., Nakao, Y., Ishizu, T. & Kira, J-I., Jul 1 2009, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 15, 7, p. 834-847 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Antibodies
Interleukin-4
Opticospinal Multiple Sclerosis
Myelitis
52 Citations (Scopus)

Association of anti-Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein antibody response with anti-aquaporin-4 autoimmunity in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Li, W., Minohara, M., Piao, H., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Matsuoka, T., Isobe, N., Su, J. J., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Dec 1 2009, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 15, 12, p. 1411-1421 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Autoimmunity
Multiple Sclerosis
Antibody Formation
81 Citations (Scopus)

Association of the HLA-DPB1*0501 allele with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody positivity in Japanese patients with idiopathic central nervous system demyelinating disorders

Matsushita, T., Matsuoka, T., Isobe, N., Kawano, Y., Minohara, M., Shi, N., Nishimura, Y., Ochi, H. & Kira, J-I., Feb 1 2009, In : Tissue Antigens. 73, 2, p. 171-176 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Central Nervous System Diseases
Neurology
Demyelinating Diseases
HLA Antigens
43 Citations (Scopus)

Extensive vasogenic edema of anti-aquaporin-4 antibody-related brain lesions

Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Matsuoka, T., Ishizu, T., Kawano, Y., Yoshiura, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Aug 28 2009, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 15, 9, p. 1113-1117 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Edema
Creatine
Neuroimaging
Antibodies
9 Citations (Scopus)

Frequency of chronic headaches in japanese patients with multiple sclerosis: With special reference to opticospinal and common forms of multiple sclerosis

Doi, H., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Ishizu, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Nov 1 2009, In : Headache. 49, 10, p. 1513-1520 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Headache Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Interferon-beta
Aquaporin 4
Migraine without Aura
26 Citations (Scopus)

Hypercomplementemia at relapse in patients with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody

Doi, H., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Matsuoka, T., Minohara, M., Ochi, H. & Kira, J-I., Mar 13 2009, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 15, 3, p. 304-310 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Recurrence
Antibodies
C-Reactive Protein
Serum
15 Citations (Scopus)

Multimodality-evoked potential study of anti-aquaporin-4 antibody-positive and -negative multiple sclerosis patients

Watanabe, A., Matsushita, T., Doi, H., Matsuoka, T., Shigeto, H., Isobe, N., Kawano, Y., Tobimatsu, S. & Kira, J. I., Jun 15 2009, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 281, 1-2, p. 34-40 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Evoked Potentials
Multiple Sclerosis
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Antibodies
86 Citations (Scopus)

Targeted lipidomics reveals mPGES-1-PGE2 as a therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis

Kihara, Y., Matsushita, T., Kita, Y., Uematsu, S., Akira, S., Kira, J-I., Ishii, S. & Shimizu, T., Dec 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 51, p. 21807-21812 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autoimmune Experimental Encephalomyelitis
Prostaglandins E
Multiple Sclerosis
Arachidonic Acid
Prostaglandin D2
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)

Anterior periventricular linear lesions in optic-spinal multiple sclerosis: A combined neuroimaging and neuropathological study

Matsushita, T., Matsuoka, T., Ishizu, T., Kikuchi, H., Osoegawa, M., Kawano, Y., Mihara, F., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Apr 1 2008, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 14, 3, p. 343-353 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuroimaging
Brain
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord
Corpus Callosum
34 Citations (Scopus)

Association of the HLA-DRB1 alleles with characteristic MRI features of Asian multiple sclerosis

Matsuoka, T., Matsushita, T., Osoegawa, M., Kawano, Y., Minohara, M., Mihara, F., Nishimura, Y., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Dec 1 2008, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 14, 9, p. 1181-1190 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HLA-DRB1 Chains
Multiple Sclerosis
Alleles
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord
64 Citations (Scopus)

Distinct CSF cytokine/chemokine profiles in atopic myelitis and other causes of myelitis

Tanaka, M., Matsushita, T., Tateishi, T., Ochi, H., Kawano, Y., Mei, F. J., Minohara, M., Murai, H. & Kira, J-I., Sep 23 2008, In : Neurology. 71, 13, p. 974-981 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myelitis
Chemokines
Cytokines
Nervous System Diseases
Interleukin-9
29 Citations (Scopus)

Heterogeneity and continuum of multiple sclerosis in Japanese according to magnetic resonance imaging findings

Matsuoka, T., Matsushita, T., Osoegawa, M., Ochi, H., Kawano, Y., Mihara, F., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Mar 15 2008, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 266, 1-2, p. 115-125 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Brain
Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Opticospinal multiple sclerosis in Japanese

Kira, J-I., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N. & Ishizu, T., 2008, In : Neurology Asia. 13, 2, p. 167-175 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquaporin 4
Antibodies
Interleukin-4
Myelitis
Interleukin-17