C T Wakamatsu

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Human parvovirus B19 (B19 virus) can be transmitted through blood transfusion and plasma-derived products. In a previous report, we utilized the simple hemagglutination method based on the interaction between the B19 virus and P antigen on human erythrocytes in order to screen the blood donors. We called this method(More)
A case-control study of lung cancer was carried out in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the location of a pre-war Japanese Imperial naval factory and present site of a U.S. naval base. Cytologically or pathologically confirmed male fatal cases of lung cancer during the period of 1978 to 1982 in Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital were compared with a control group(More)
Characterization of beta-thalassemia mutations was attempted for 13 unrelated Japanese patients heterozygous for beta-thalassemia. We have systematically analyzed beta-thalassemia genes using polymerase-chain-reaction-related techniques; dot blot hybridization with oligonucleotide probes complementary to known mutations, restriction endonuclease assay and(More)
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