Atsushi Uchiyama

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From 65 reported cases of medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, we found an average presenting age of 13.5 months and a mean age at death of 18.5 months. One quarter of patients died of a Reye-like syndrome and/or sudden infant death. In half the cases there had been at least one sibling death. Asymptomatic cases were not uncommon (12% of cases).(More)
Chitosanases 33 kDa and 40 kDa in size were detected in the culture supernatant of Bacillus circulans WL-12. One of the two chitosanases, chitosanse 40 (40-kDa chitosanase) has been shown to be identical to the enzyme which has been reported previously as a beta-1,3-1,4-glucanase by Bueno et al. The enzyme has been classified into family 8 glycosyl(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the benefit of Bifidobacterium bifidum OLB6378 (B. bifidum) in very low-birthweight (VLBW) infants (birthweight <1500 g) for the acceleration of enteral feeding. METHODS A cluster-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 19 hospitals, divided into two groups: the B group (n = 10 hospitals; B.(More)
We report the case of a boy with a de novo partial monosomy 16p13-pter and partial trisomy 16q22-qter detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization using subtelomeric probes for 16p and 16q. The boy had facial characteristics, skeletal features, congenital heart defects, an imperforate anus, urogenital malformations, pre/postnatal growth retardation, and(More)
Seven different restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) at the N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) locus were analyzed using Southern blotting and polymerase chain reaction based techniques to search for the frequency of each RFLP produced by StyI, SphI, HaeIII, StuI, HapII, XhoI, and BamHI restriction endonucleases, respectively, in(More)
We describe two common single-base polymorphisms of the N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase gene after StyI or StuI restriction sites. These polymorphisms were readily detected by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP), using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Ninety-six alleles (36 alleles of Japanese and 60 of Caucasian origin) from forty-eight patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IVA were investigated for structural gene alterations using Southern blot analysis. All patients had a previously demonstrated deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate-sulfatase and exhibited a wide spectrum of clinical severity.(More)
We report the case of a 30-year-old man with opercular syndrome who developed distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (DMRV). Muscle biopsy showed variation in fiber size and scattered fibers with rimmed vacuoles. The identification of a homozygous c. 1714G>C (p. V572L) mutation in the GNE gene genetically confirmed the diagnosis of DMRV, which is thought to(More)
A recent survey found that approximately 4% of very low birth weight infants in Japan were treated with glucocorticoids postnatally for circulatory collapse thought to be caused by late-onset adrenal insufficiency. We identified 11 preterm infants with clinical signs compatible with this diagnosis (hypotension, oliguria, hyponatremia, lung edema, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate effects of levothyroxine (l-T4) supplementation against neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months of corrected age in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants with hypothyroxinemia but without elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration. METHODS VLBW infants who had plasma TSH concentrations <10 μU/mL and(More)