See Dr. Kita's publications on PubMed

  • Kobayashi T, Kouzaki H, Kita H. Human eosinophils recognize endogenous danger signal crystalline uric acid and produce pro-inflammatory cytokines mediated by autocrine ATP. J Immunol. 184:6350-6358, 2010. PMCID: PMC2874987.
  • Matsuwaki Y, Wada K, White TA, Benson LM, Charlesworth MC, Checkel JL, Inoue Y, Hotta K, Ponikau JU, Lawrence CB, Kita H. Recognition of fungal protease activities induces cellular activation and eosinophil-derived neurotoxin release in human eosinophils. J Immunol. 183: 6708-16, 2009. PMCID: PMC2843542.
  • Kouzaki H, O’Grady SM, Lawrence CB, Kita H. Proteases induce production of thymic stromal lymphopoietin by airway epithelial cells through protease-activated receptor-2. J Immunol. 183:1427-1434, 2009. PMCID: PMC2706924.
  • Rank MA, Kobayashi T, Kozaki H, Bartemes KR, Squillace DL, Kita H. IL-33-activated dendritic cells induce an atypical Th2-type response. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 123:1047-1054, 2009. PMCID: PMC2711963
  • Kobayashi T, Iijima K, Radhakrishnan S, Mehta V, Vassallo R, Lawrence CB, Cyong JC, Pease LR, Oguchi K, Kita H. Asthma-related environmental fungus, Alternaria, activates dendritic cells and produces potent th2 adjuvant activity. J Immunol. 182:2502-2510, 2009. PMCID: PMC2653279
  • Melkamu T, Squillace D, Kita H, O’Grady SM. Regulation of TLR2 expression and function in human airway epithelial cells. J Memb Biol. 229:101-113, 2009. PMID: 19513781
  • Cherry W, Yoon J, Iijima K, Kita H: A novel IL-1 family cytokine, IL-33, activates and enhances survival of human eosinophils. J Allergy Clin Immunology. 121:1484-1490, 2008. PMCID: PMC2821937