Keiichi Ogata

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We have examined the activity of defensins from human neutrophilic granulocytes against Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare. M. avium-M. intracellulare at 2.5 x 10(6)/ml or 2.5 x 10(8)/ml was cultured in the presence of defensins at 37 degrees C from 4 to 48 h. After incubation, CFU were enumerated. Human neutrophil peptide 1 (HNP-1) at 5(More)
Infection caused by Mycobacterium avium is the major cause of bacteremia in patients with AIDS. A critical event in the initiation of a variety of bacterial infections is the adherence of bacteria to host cell surfaces, which is often brought about by the interaction of specific molecules on the bacterial surface with host cell surface receptors. In the(More)
Mycobacterium avium-M. intracellulare is an intracellular pathogen responsible for the highest incidence of disseminated bacterial infection in patients with AIDS. Treatment of the infection is difficult and has been of limited efficacy. Attachment of the organism to macrophages is a critical early step in the establishment of the disease. In the present(More)
Enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) has been widely applied to gene transduction in cellular and molecular biology as a reporter element. When applied to cell transplantation, it raises fundamental issues concerning cell-associated antigens, in particular, a model of minor histocompatibility antigen(s). Although it is well known that immunological(More)
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