Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

Prof. Eiji Sugiyama

【Research Keyword】
Autoimmune diseases, collagen vascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, joint destruction, autoantibodies, osteoclasts, osteoblasts, lymphocytes, synovial cells

【Recent highlights】
Investigation of the pathology and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and collagen disease are progressing dramatically, and it is now one of the hottest medical fields. Molecular targeted drugs targeting to cytokines and JAK kinases have become available, and treatment outcomes have dramatically improved.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

【Education】
Medical School
 We will acquire basic knowledge on the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, and will conduct training to acquire the basic examination procedures necessary for physicians.

Graduate school of medicine
 We will acquire deeper knowledge on the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, and will conduct training to acquire necessary examination techniques and research methods necessary for rheumatologist expert.

【Research】
Clinical research
- Study on drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and countermeasures against side effects
- Study on clinical significance of autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis, especially anti-CCP antibodies
- Study on the pathology and treatment of interstitial pneumonia in dermatomyositis and polymyositis
- Study on establishment of treatment for ANCA-related vasculitis

Basic research
- Study on differentiation of synovial cells in rheumatoid arthritis and its application to novel treatment
- Study on translation control of cytokine production
- Study on elucidation of joint destruction mechanism and its treatment in rheumatoid arthritis

 

【Photo explanation】 Our laboratory

【Photo explanation】 Our laboratory

【Photo explanation】 Journal club


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