Kazumi Nibe

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At the abattoir on study in Miyazaki, Japan, 9537 imported cattle from Australia in average were slaughtered annually in the last 5 years (2006 to 2010) and hydatid cysts were constantly detected in about 1.8% of the cattle. In order to assess the risk of Echinococcus granulosus delivered to Japan by imported cattle, 250 cysts found in 103 cattle at the(More)
Neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a rare group of inherited neurodegenerative lysosomal storage diseases characterized histopathologically by the abnormal accumulation of ceroid- or lipofuscin-like lipopigments in neurons and other cells throughout the body. The present article describes the clinical, pathologic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
Clinical and pathologic features of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis in a 4-month-old ferret are reported. Clinical signs including neurological symptoms appeared at 3 months of age and progressed rapidly. By magnetic resonance imaging, severe cerebral atrophy was recognized. Histopathologically, there was severe neuronal loss and diffuse astrogliosis with(More)
BACKGROUND GM2 gangliosidosis variant 0 (human Sandhoff disease) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiencies of acid β-hexosaminidase (Hex) A and Hex B because of an abnormality of the β-subunit, a common component in these enzyme molecules, which is coded by the HEXB gene. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical, pathological, biochemical, and(More)
Granulosa-theca cell tumors (GTCTs) are the most frequently reported ovarian tumors in cattle. Clinically, GTCTs could be confused with other ovarian abnormalities; therefore, the only definitive diagnosis for such tumors is histopathology of a biopsy from the affected ovary. However, this is an invasive technique and unsuitable for farm conditions. As a(More)
The immunohistochemical features of dystrophic axons in brain tissues of Papillon dogs with neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) were examined in comparison with 1 dog with cerebellar cortical abiotrophy (CCA) and a dog without neurologic signs. Histologically, many dystrophic axons were observed throughout the central nervous system of all dogs with NAD. These(More)
Canine ganglioradiculitis (sensory neuropathy) was examined pathologically in two dogs (dog Nos. 1 and 2). The affected dogs had 1 and 2 years clinical courses from the onset, respectively. As common clinical signs, both cases showed progressive ataxia, difficulty in prehending food, visual deficit, and several sensory abnormalities. Gross observation after(More)
A large subcutaneous mass at the left cervical site in a 9-year-old male Siberian husky was removed surgically. Histopathologically, the mass was mainly consisted of a proliferation of spindle-shaped neoplastic cells arranging in solid sheath and partially vascular channels containing few blood cells. The tumor cells exhibited highly invasive activity to(More)
Wild-type measles virus (wtMeV) adapted well to cotton rat lung (CRL) cells after serial passages. In order to evaluate the contributions of the individual genes of wtMeV for adaptation, whole genome sequences of the adapted and original viruses were determined and analyzed. The results showed that there were two mutations in the whole genome of the adapted(More)
Bovine digital epidermitis involves different pathologies, including PDD, interdigital dermatitis, and foot rot. Bacteriological and molecular biological studies suggest that these are multimicrobial infections. During our study on the isolation of treponemes from biopsies of PDD, colonies producing black pigment were isolated frequently from the primary(More)