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Campylobacter species are common bacterial pathogens associated with human gastroenteritis worldwide. In North America, Europe and Japan, campylobacteriosis is one of the leading food-borne bacterial illnesses and the consumption of poultry meats and/or by-products is suspected a major cause of the illness. In this survey, we summarized the research papers(More)
The recent development of endothelin-1 (ET-1) antagonists and their potential use in the treatment of human disease raises questions as to the role of ET-1 in the pathophysiology of such cardiovascular ailments as hypertension, heart failure, renal failure and atherosclerosis. It is still unclear, for example, whether activation of an endogenous ET-1 system(More)
We give a very simple new proof of the celebrated intersection theorem of D. K. Ray-Chaudhuri and R. M. Wilson. The new proof yields a generalization to nonuniform set systems. Let N(n, s, r) = ( n s ) + ( n s− 1 ) + · · ·+ ( n s− r + 1 ) . Generalized Ray-Chaudhuri – Wilson Theorem. Let K = {k1, . . . , kr}, L = {l1, . . . , ls}, and assume ki > s − r for(More)
The authors discovered that the convergent characteristic of load flow calculation by the Newton-Raphson method in rectangular coordinates has a unique linearity. It tends to converge straight toward two multiple solutions when they are located close to each other. On the basis of this feature, the authors propose a method for solving two close solutions in(More)
 Disposable-type microbial sensors were prepared for the determination of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The yeast, Trichosporon cutaneum, was directly immobilized on the surface of miniature oxygen electrodes using an ultraviolet crosslinking resin (ENT-3400). The oxygen electrodes (15 mm× 2 mm×0.4 mm) were made on silicon substrates using micromachining(More)
Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy using uracil and tegafur (UFT) for colorectal cancer. Methods: In a multicenter trial among 43 institutions for patients who underwent curative resection of Dukes’ B or C colorectal cancer, a surgery alone group (control group) and a treatment group (UFT(More)
A 46-year-old woman presented acute sensori-motor neuropathy of the Guillain-Barré type, followed by a protracted course of profound autonomic and sensory dysfunction. Tests of autonomic functions showed denervation hypersensitivity. Neuropathologically, the trigeminal sensory nuclei, solitary nucleus, the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and dorsal spinal(More)
In mammalian genomes, genes for 18S, 5.8S, and 28S ribosomal RNA (rDNA) are arranged as clusters of tandemly repeated units, and it is well known that profiles of the chromosomal distribution of rDNA, such as the number of chromosomal loci and the number of genes at each locus, vary among species, among populations, and among individuals (Jhanwar et al.(More)
Mesangioproliferative glomerulopathy (MesPGN) is a well-defined pathohistological entity. However, the clinical characteristics and prognosis have not been fully established in patients without immunoglobulin (Ig)A (N-IgAN) in contrast to patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). A total of 837 consecutive patients underwent renal biopsies. Among them, 465(More)
Several techniques that enable high-yield fabrication of high-performance high-thermal-stability InP/InGaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for use in 40-Gb/s ICs were developed. The T-shaped emitter electrode structure provides a simple fabrication process. A highly-C-doped base and a new Pt/Ti/Mo/Ti/Pt/Au metal system result in a thin base and(More)