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Takahisa Imamura

Division of Molecular Pathology

Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kumamoto University

Kumamoto 860-8556



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  • Division of Molecular Pathology, Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan. 2005 - 2006
  • Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Neuroscience and Immunology, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 2-2-1 Honjo, Japan. 2001 - 2003


  1. Induction of vascular leakage and blood pressure lowering through kinin release by a serine proteinase from Aeromonas sobria. Imamura, T., Kobayashi, H., Khan, R., Nitta, H., Okamoto, K. J. Immunol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Induction of vascular leakage through release of bradykinin and a novel kinin by cysteine proteinases from Staphylococcus aureus. Imamura, T., Tanase, S., Szmyd, G., Kozik, A., Travis, J., Potempa, J. J. Exp. Med. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. The role of gingipains in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Imamura, T. J. Periodontol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. The biphasic virulence activities of gingipains: activation and inactivation of host proteins. Imamura, T., Travis, J., Potempa, J. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Release of a new vascular permeability enhancing peptide from kininogens by human neutrophil elastase. Imamura, T., Tanase, S., Hayashi, I., Potempa, J., Kozik, A., Travis, J. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2002) [Pubmed]
  6. Expression of tissue factor, the clotting initiator, on macrophages in Plasmodium falciparum-infected placentas. Imamura, T., Sugiyama, T., Cuevas, L.E., Makunde, R., Nakamura, S. J. Infect. Dis. (2002) [Pubmed]
  7. New functions of neutrophils in the arthus reaction: expression of tissue factor, the clotting initiator, and fibrinolysis by elastase. Imamura, T., Kaneda, H., Nakamura, S. Lab. Invest. (2002) [Pubmed]
  8. Activation of blood coagulation factor IX by gingipains R, arginine-specific cysteine proteinases from Porphyromonas gingivalis. Imamura, T., Tanase, S., Hamamoto, T., Potempa, J., Travis, J. Biochem. J. (2001) [Pubmed]
  9. Inhibition of trypsin-like cysteine proteinases (gingipains) from Porphyromonas gingivalis by tetracycline and its analogues. Imamura, T., Matsushita, K., Travis, J., Potempa, J. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2001) [Pubmed]
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