Keiko Kinoshita

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To clarify the origin of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan in blood products and assess the biological activity of filter extracts, we evaluated (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan extraction from depth filters used to process blood products and their in vitro effects on proinflammatory cytokine production from macrophages. Cellulose or nylon filters were analyzed for(More)
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) acts as a membrane anchor of many cell surface proteins. Its structure and biosynthetic pathway are generally conserved among eukaryotic organisms, with a number of differences. In particular, mammalian and protozoan mannosyltransferases needed for addition of the ®rst mannose (GPI-MT-I) have different substrate(More)
We investigated the susceptibility to antimicrobials of 204 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from 21 hospitals in Aichi prefecture from September to November 2009. MIC distributions of various antimicrobials were analyzed in terms of geographic region of isolation, patient status (outpatient or inpatient), and type of specimens that the strain was(More)
A 44-year-old man consulted medical clinic, complaining of cough and sputum. Then he was admitted to our hospital, because of positive acid-fast bacilli in his sputum and positive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Combined use of isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RFP), ethambutol (EB) and pyrazinamide (PZA) was started. But 4 days(More)
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