Atsushi Hase

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Mouse anti-Fas monoclonal antibody has a cytolytic activity on human cells that express the antigen. Complementary DNAs encoding the cell surface antigen Fas were isolated from a cDNA library of human T cell lymphoma KT-3 cells. The nucleotide sequence of the cDNAs revealed that the molecule coding for the Fas antigen determinant is a 319 amino acid(More)
The dystroglycan complex is a membrane-spanning complex composed of two subunits, alpha- and beta-dystroglycan. alpha-dystroglycan is a cell surface peripheral membrane protein which binds to the extracellular matrix (ECM), whereas beta-dystroglycan is an integral membrane protein which anchors alpha-dystroglycan to the cell membrane. The dystroglycan(More)
Fas is a type I membrane protein and its activation by binding of the Fas ligand or an agonistic anti-Fas antibody induces apoptosis in Fas-bearing cells. In this report we prepared lysates from cells treated with anti-Fas antibody. The lysates induced apoptotic morphological changes in nuclei from normal mouse liver, accompanied by DNA degradation. The(More)
AIMS The source and routes of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) have not been clarified because it is difficult to detect these organisms in samples with numerous coliform bacteria. We have developed multiplex real-time PCR assays for exhaustive detection of DEC. METHODS AND RESULTS Primers and TaqMan probes were designed to amplify and quantify one(More)
Meat samples and fecal specimens from adult cattle were collected in Changchun, China and were examined for presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroup O157. STEC O157 strains were isolated from 2 (5%) of 40 beef, 1 (3.3%) of 30 pork, and 3 (1.7%) of 176 adult cattle fecal samples. The strains belonged to phage types (PT) 4, 8, or(More)
Mutations in particular nucleotides of genes coding for drug targets or drug-converting enzymes lead to drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For rapid detection of drug-resistant M. tuberculosis in clinical specimens, a simple and applicable method is needed. Eight TaqMan minor groove binder (MGB) probes, which discriminate one-base mismatches,(More)
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) represents an elusive target, since they are not easily distinguished from fecal coliforms. To clarify if DEC are prevalent among sporadic cases of diarrheal illness in Osaka City, Japan, diarrheal specimens were examined for E. coli that were enterohemorrhagic (EHEC), enteropathogenic (EPEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC),(More)
In striated muscle, the cytoskeletal protein dystrophin, the protein product of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene, is associated with a number of sarcolemmal glycoproteins to form a large oligomeric complex, the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC). Over the last 10 years, four of these sarcolemmal glycoproteins, alpha-, beta-, gamma- and(More)
In an outbreak of gastroenteritis on 23 July 1996, in Osaka, Japan, 54 of 91 persons who had attended a meeting the previous day became ill. Escherichia coli O166:H15 was isolated from stool specimens of patients (29/33, 88%). Laboratory tests for other bacterial pathogens and viruses were negative. The E. coli 0166 organisms did not adhere to HEp-2 cells(More)