Editor-in-Chief

Kenji Yokota, MD, PhD

University: Okayama University Medical School
Country: Japan
Research Award: The Japan Society for Helicobacter Research 1998

Publications :

  1. Kageyama C, Sato M, Sakae H, Obayashi Y, Kawahara Y, Mima T, Matsushita O, Yokota K, Mizuno M, Okada H. Increase in antibiotic resistant Helicobacter pylori in a University Hospital in Japan. Infect Drug Resist. 12:597-602.(2019)
  2. Sato M, Miura K, Kageyama C, Sakae H, Obayashi Y, Kawahara Y, Matsushita O, Yokota K, Okada. Association of host immunity with Helicobacter pylori infection in recurrent gastric cancer. Infect Agent Cancer. doi: 10.1186/s13027-019-0221-1 (2019)
  3. Kita M, Yokota K, Kageyama C, Take S, Goto K, Kawahara Y, Matsushita O, Okada H. DEC205 mediates local and systemic immune responses to Helicobacter pylori infection in humans. Oncotarget 26:15828-15835. (2018)
  4. Kita M, Yokota K, Okada H, Take S, Takenaka R, Kawahara Y, Oguma K, Matsushita O, Yamamoto K. The genetic diversity of Helicobacter pylori virulence genes is not associated with gastric atrophy progression. Acta Med Okayama. 67:93-98. (2013)
  5. Okada T, Ayada K, Usui S, Yokota K, Cui J, Kawahara Y, Inaba T, Hirohata S, Mizuno M, Yamamoto D, Kusachi S, Matsuura E, Oguma K. Antibodies against heat shock protein 60 derived from Helicobacter pylori: Diagnostic implications in cardiovascular disease. Autoimmun.;29:106-115. (2007)
  6. Zhao Y, Yokota K, Ayada K, Yamamoto Y, Okada T, Shen L, Oguma K. Helicobacter pylori heat-shock protein 60 induces interleukin-8 via a Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathway in human monocytes. J Med Microbiol. 56:154-64. (2007)
  7. Lin SN, Ayada K, Zhao Y, Yokota K, Takenaka R, Okada H, Kan R, Hayashi S, Mizuno M, Hirai Y, Fujinami Y, Oguma K. Helicobacter pylori heat-shock protein 60 induces production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL8 in monocytic cells. J Med Microbiol. 54:225-233. (2005)
  8. Takenaka R, Yokota K, Ayada K, Mizuno M, Zhao Y, Fujinami Y, Lin SN, Toyokawa T, Okada H, Shiratori Y, Oguma K. Helicobacter pylori heat-shock protein 60 induces inflammatory responses through the Toll-like receptor-triggered pathway in cultured human gastric epithelial cells. Microbiology. 150:3913-3922. (2004)
  9. Yamasaki, R., Yokota, K., Okada, H., Hayashi, S., Mizuno, M., Yoshino, T., Hirai, Y., Saitou, D., Akagi, T., and Oguma, K.  Immune Response in Helicobacter pylori induced Low grade Gastric Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma. J Medical Microbiol 53: 21-29.(2004
  10. Yokota, K., Kobayashi, K., Kawahara, Y., Hayashi, S., Hirai, Y., Mizuno, M., Okada, H., Akagi, T., Tsuji, T., and Oguma, K. Gastric Ulcers in SCID Mice Induced by Helicobacter pylori Infection after Transplanting Lymphocytes from Patients with Gastric Lymphoma. Gastroenterology 117,833-899. (1999)
  11. Kawahara, Y., Yokota, K., Mizuno, M., Yunoki, M., Uesu, T., Okada, H., Kobayashi, K., Hirai, Y., Oguma, K., Tsuji. T. Antibodies to human gastric epithelial cells and heat shock protein60 in Helicobacter pylori-positive mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Gut 45, 20-23. (1999)
  12. Kobayashi, K., Yokota, K., Yoshino T., Kawahara, K., Dey, A., Hirai, Y., Oguma, K., Akagi, T. Detection of Helicobacter pylori associated antigen and heat shock protein 60 on follicular dendritic cells in the germinal centers of low grade B cell lymphoma of gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). J. Clin. Patholol. 51, 396-398. (1998)
  13. Yokota, K., Kurebayashi, Y., Takayama, Y., Hayashi, S., Isogai, H., Isogai, E., Imai, K., Yabana, T., Yachi, A., and Oguma, K. Colonization of Helicobacter pylori in the gastric mucosa of Mongolian gerbils. Microbiol. Immunol. 35, 475-480. (1991)