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ISSN 1323-8930

Allergology International



Takeshi Fukuda

Vol. 51 2002

Allergology International


Takeshi FUKUDA Tochigi


Kazuo AKIYAMA Kanagawa

Xaver BAUR Hamburg

Jean BOUSQUET Montpellier

Junichi CHIHARA Akita

Jan E DE VRIES Vienna

Stephen J GALLI Stanford

Gerald J GLEICH Rochester

Stephen T HOLGATE Southampton

Chein-Soo HONG Seoul

Akira ISHII Tochigi

Itsuo IWAMOTO Chiba

Naomi KONDO Gifu

Tak H LEE London

Hiroichi NAGAI Gifu

Kiyoshi NISHIOKA Tokyo

Romain PAUWELS Ghent

TAE PLATTS-MILLS Charlottesville

Chisei RA Tokyo

Johannes RING Munich

Sergio ROMAGNANI Florence

Wan Cheng TAN Singapore

Masaru TANIGUCHI Chiba

Montri TUCHINDA Bangkok

Kazuhiko YAMAMOTO Tokyo

Kohei YAMAUCHI Iwate

Yukiyoshi YANAGIHARA Kanagawa


K Frank AUSTEN Boston


Alain DE WECK Bern

Leonardo M FABBRI Ferrara

Kimishige ISHIZAKA Yamagata


AB KAY London

Tadamitsu KISHIMOTO Osaka

Lawrence M LICHTENSTEIN Baltimore

Francois BM MICHEL Montpellier

Minoru OKUDA Tokyo

Mario RICCI Florence

Albert L SHEFFER Boston

Reuben SIRAGANIAN Bethesda

Robert G TOWNLEY Omaha

Aims and Scope

Allergology International is the official English language journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology, publishing peer-reviewed articles of scientific excellence in human and experimental allergology and related fields of research. The journal aims to further the international exchange of results and encourages authors from all countries to submit papers in the following categories: 'Original articles', 'Case reports', 'Short communications', 'Occasional reviews', 'Editorials' and 'Letters to the Editor'. All articles are peer-reviewed by at least two researchers expert in the field of the submitted paper. Allergology International is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science.

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Volume 51: 1, March 2002


Clinical lung transplantation in Japan: Current status and future trends

Yuji Matsumura, Yoshinori Okada, Kazuyoshi Shimada, Tetsu Sado and Takashi Kondo 1


Influence of local antigen exposure dose in the upper respiratory tract on sensitization with cedar pollen

Kazuo Sakurai, Kensei Naito, George Ishii, Tamotsu Ogawa, Kenji Takeuchi, Sho Miyata

and Ren Baba 9

Inhalant corticosteroids inhibit mechanical strain-induced RANTES and eotaxin production by human airway smooth muscle cells

Shu Hashimoto, Shuichiro Maruoka, Yasuhiro Gon, Ken Matsumoto and

Takashi Horie 13

Attenuation of allergic airway inflammation and associated pulmonary functions by mycobacterial antigens is independent of IgE in a mouse model of asthma

Michael T Hopfenspirger, Sharidan K Parr, Robert G Townley and Devendra K Agrawal 21

Serum levels of soluble CD30 and total IgE in alcoholics

Arturo González-Quintela, Maria-Jesus Domínguez-Santalla, Luis-Fernando Pérez, Santiago Lojo

and Carmen Vidal 33

Inverse association between daily activity and sleep activity and related factors in

elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial asthma

Kozui Kida, Tomoko Oozeki and Hideki Katsura 39

Exhaled nitric oxide as a marker of atopic asthma

Kaj Korhonen, Minna Purokivi, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjanen, Tiina M Reijonen, Mikko Vahteristo

and Matti Korppi 47


Lack of effect of bone marrow transplantation on airway hyperresponsiveness in an asthmatic

Kunihiko lizuka, Tohru Sakura, Akihiro Yoshii, Shuichi Miyawaki, Tetsunari Oyama,

Kunio Dobashi, Tsugio Nakazawa and Masatomo Mori 51

Contents Japanese Journal of Allergology Volume 50, Issues 8 and 11 61

Volume 51: 2, June 2002


Immunomodulation in the treatment and/or prevention of bronchial asthma

Robert G Townley, Russell J Hopp, Devendra K Agrawal, Thomas B Casale and

Michael T Hopfenspirger 63

Early treatment in asthma: How early is early?

Tari Haahtela 75


Effect of short-course steroid treatment for airway inflammation in patients with asthma

Yasuo To, Takeshi Koshino, Masako To, Koichiro Kudo, Yasuyuki Sano and Koji Ito 85

Study of 456 cases of death from asthma (1993-1997) from an investigation by the Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office

Taeru Kitabayashi, Yoji likura and Shogo Tokutome 93

Peak expiratory flow in normal healthy Japanese adults: Comparisons with values reported in other races

Kazuharu Tsukioka, Sohei Makino, Terumasa Miyamoto, Naohito Tanabe and Kohei Akazawa 101

Anti-endothelial cell IgE antibodies in children with bronchial asthma

Waka Harada, Shin-ichi Toyabe and Makoto Uchiyama 113

Anaphylaxis caused by the ingestion of cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus): Identification of allergen as mannitol

Venkatesh L Hegde, Jharna R Das and Yeldur P Venkatesh 121

Methacholine, cold air and exercise challenge tests in the diagnosis of bronchial

responsiveness at school age: A follow-up study from birth to school age

Kari Nikolajev, Matti Korppi, Heikki Koskela, Kyllikki Remes, Veikko Jokela, Esko Lansimies and

Kirsti Heinonen 131

Risk factors for asthma and allergic diseases among 13-14-year-old schoolchildren

in Japan

Takako Sugiyama, Kumiya Sugiyama, Masao Toda, Tastuo Yukawa, Sohei Makino

and Takeshi Fukuda 139

Contents Japanese Journal of Allergology Volume 50, Issue 12, Volume 51, Issue 2 151

Volume 51: 3, September 2002


Current and potential improvements in the treatment of asthma from increased understanding of airway pathophysiology

Kian Fan Chung 153

T cell signaling: Protein kinase C 0 , the immunological synapse and characterization of SLAT, a novel T helper 2-specific adapter protein

Yoshihiko Tanaka and Amnon Altman 167


Recombinant soluble form of the high-affinity IgE receptor a subunit and anti-IgE antibody inhibit IgE synthesis by IgE-expressing B cells through distinct pathways

Keiichi Kajiwara, Chisei Ra and Yukiyoshi Yanagihara 175

Perioperative corticosteroids for intermittent and mild persistent asthma

Hiroto Matsuse, Terufumi Shimoda, Ikuko Machida, Yuki Kondo, Tetsuya Kawano, Sachiko Saeki, Shinya Tomari, Kazuko Mitsuta, Chizu Fukushima, Yasushi Obase

and Shigeru Kohno 185

Immunologic determination of the major allergen, Cry j 1, in Cryptomeria japonica pollen of 117 clones in Toyama prefecture: Some implications for further forestry research in pollinosis prevention

Maki Saito and Hidetoyo Teranishi 191

Role of protein kinase A in the inhibition of human mast cell histamine release by p-adrenergic receptor agonists

Toshinobu Kato, Masahiro Kimata, Toshikazu Tsuji, Michitaka Shichijo, Masayuki Murata,

Toru Miura, Isao Serizawa, Naoki Inagaki and Hiroichi Nagai 197


Study of food allergy among university students in Japan

Keiichiro Yoneyama and Akemi Ono 205

Contents Japanese Journal of Allergology Volume 51, Number 4 209

Notices 211

Volume 51: 4, December 2002


Genetic and environmental factors of atopy

Akiko Otsu and Taro Shirakawa 213

Allergen immunotherapy: Current and new therapeutic strategies

Jennifer M Rolland and Robyn E O'Hehir 221


Evaluation of two grass pollen extracts for immunotherapy by serum determinations of specific IgE and IgG4 antibodies towards purified Timothy grass pollen allergens (Phl p 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12) in patients undergoing hyposensitization treatment

Renato Enzo Rossi, Giorgio Monasterolo, Antonio Diana, Serena Monasterolo

and Maurizio Delucchi 233

Questionnaire-based characterization of bronchial asthma in the elderly: Analysis in Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Eiichi Suzuki, Takashi Hasegawa, Toshiyuki Koya, Ichiro Mashima, Yoshiyuki Muramatsu,

Ariyoshi Kondo, Masaaki Arakawa and Fumitake Gejyo 241

Contents Japanese Journal of Allergology Volume 51, Number 4 249

Acknowledgments 251

Author index 253

Subject index 255