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Rie Wakabayashi Last modified date:2021.06.11

Assistant Professor / Department of Applied Chemistry / Faculty of Engineering


Reports
1. Qingliang Kong, Momoko Kitaoka, Rie Wakabayashi, Yoshiro Tahara, Noriho Kamiya, Masahiro Goto, Solid-in-oil nanodispersions for transcutaneous immunotherapy of Japanese cedar pollinosis, Pharmaceutics, 10.3390/pharmaceutics12030240, 2020.03, Japanese cedar pollinosis (JCP) is a common affliction caused by an allergic reaction to cedar pollen and is considered a disease of national importance in Japan. Antigen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is the only available curative treatment for JCP. However, low compliance and persistence have been reported among patients subcutaneously or sublingually administered AIT comprising a conventional antigen derived from a pollen extract. To address these issues, many research studies have focused on developing a safer, simpler, and more effective AIT for JCP. Here, we review the novel antigens that have been developed for JCP AIT, discuss their different administration routes, and present the effects of anti-allergy treatment. Then, we describe a new form of AIT called transcutaneous immunotherapy (TCIT) and its solid-in-oil (S/O) nanodispersion formulation, which is a promising antigen delivery system. Finally, we discuss the applications of S/O nanodispersions for JCP TCIT. In this context, we predict that TCIT delivery by using a S/O nanodispersion loaded with novel antigens may offer an easier, safer, and more effective treatment option for JCP patients..
2. Rie Wakabayashi, Wahyu Ramadhan, Kousuke Moriyama, Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya, Poly(ethylene glycol)-based biofunctional hydrogels mediated by peroxidase-catalyzed cross-linking reactions, Polymer Journal, 10.1038/s41428-020-0344-7, 2020.01, Biofunctional hydrogels prepared by a peroxidase, especially horseradish peroxidase (HRP), serve as an excellent class of materials or platform for the development of cellular scaffolds because their biocompatibility and mild and tunable reaction conditions provide them with desirable properties. In this focus review, we summarize our decade of research into HRP-mediated fabrication of biofunctional hydrogels and their applications, in particular cell culture scaffolds. A brief overview of potential substrates employed in HRP and improvement of the HRP hydrogelation system from the initial step until the hydrogen peroxide removal stage in an effort to meet environmental standards is discussed. We highlight our system and describe its biocompatibility and ability to functionalize molecules to support biofabrication by increasing cellular adhesiveness, retaining growth factor affinity, and finally accelerating the formation of two- and three-dimensional multicellular architectures. In the last section, we outline the adoption of hydrogelation as a self-standing, compartmentalized reaction system, i.e., the use of hydrogel marble to conduct cell-free biosynthesis. We believe that this HRP-mediated hydrogel system offers great potential not only as a cell culture scaffold but also for various biomedical applications..