Imai Y. Role of omega-3 PUFA-derived mediators, the protectins, in influenza virus infection. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015;1851:496-502 pubmed publisher
..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled "Oxygenated metabolism of PUFA: analysis and biological relevance". ..
Imai K, Sato M, Kojima N, Miura M, Sato T, Sugiyama T, et al. Storage of lipid droplets in and production of extracellular matrix by hepatic stellate cells (vitamin A-storing cells) in Long-Evans cinnamon-like colored (LEC) rats. Anat Rec. 2000;258:338-48 pubmed
..Our present data are consistent with our previous hypothesis that there is an antagonistic relationship between the storage of vitamin A and the production of collagen in stellate cells...
Imai Y, Kuba K, Neely G, Yaghubian Malhami R, Perkmann T, Van Loo G, et al. Identification of oxidative stress and Toll-like receptor 4 signaling as a key pathway of acute lung injury. Cell. 2008;133:235-49 pubmed publisher
..Moreover, deletion of ncf1, which controls ROS production, improves the severity of H5N1-mediated ALI. Our data identify oxidative stress and innate immunity as key lung injury pathways that control the severity of ALI. ..
Imai Y, Kuba K, Ohto Nakanishi T, Penninger J. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in disease pathogenesis. Circ J. 2010;74:405-10 pubmed
..This review summarizes and discusses the recently unveiled roles for ACE2 in disease pathogenesis. ..