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Orosomucoid (ORM) phenotyping was performed by isoelectric focusing and immunoprinting. The band patterns of desialyzed ORM indicated that the ORM system is controlled by two structural loci ORM1 and ORM2. In a total of 253 samples from two Caucasoid populations, five phenotypes determined by three polymorphic alleles, ORM1 *1, ORM1 *2, and ORM1 *3 were(More)
Ultrasound examinations were performed in 36 patients with Crohn's disease, 28 with ulcerative colitis, and 50 with no bowel disease. The pathological findings were classified into three types and compared with the radiographic and/or colonoscopic findings. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis could be detected by ultrasonography with a sensitivity of 86%(More)
From April 1998 to March 2000, a cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigenemia-guided pre-emptive approach for CMV disease was evaluated in 77 adult patients who received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the National Cancer Center Hospital. A CMV antigenemia assay was performed at least once a week after engraftment. High-level antigenemia was(More)
Endocardial monophasic action potentials (MAPs) were recorded at the right ventricular apex in a patient with QTU prolongation and torsade de pointes (TdP) in association with marked bradycardia and hypokalemia. There was a distinct hump on phase 3 repolarization of the MAPs characteristic of early afterdepolarizations (EADs), which was associated with(More)
Cytotoxic endoperoxides, haterumadioxins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the Okinawan sponge Plakortis lita. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analysis. The absolute stereostructure of 1 was determined by degradation reactions and the modified Mosher's method. Haterumadioxins showed significant cytotoxicity against 38 human cancer cell(More)
PI phenotyping by separator isoelectric focusing (SIEF) was performed on a total of 1000 unrelated Japanese individuals from two different areas of Western Japan. The PI M1M4 subtype was observed together with the six common PI M subtypes. PI*M4 was confirmed to be present but rare in the Japanese. Several new PI variants were identified by comparison runs(More)
It has been demonstrated that the genetic polymorphism of human serum orosomucoid (ORM) is controlled by polymorphic ORM1 and monomorphic ORM2 loci. In this study a Japanese family was encountered in which several members had puzzling electrophoretic patterns consisting of four bands. The ORM patterns were due to the products of a duplicated ORM1 locus(More)
A print immunofixation is a very useful procedure for the demonstration of α2HS-glycoprotein (HSGA) following polyacrylamide gel isoelectric focusing. However, this technique has the one disadvantage of requiring a large volume of expensive antiserum. In this paper an alternative detection system is presented which involves the non-electric transfer of HSGA(More)
Gc types were examined in a total of 1,000 unrelated Japanese individuals from Western Japan. By isoelectric focusing the six common subtypes and several rare types were observed. In addition, a new variant with a mobility between the Gc 1S and 1C2 was identified in 2 individuals. A family investigation confirmed the inheritance of the corresponding allele(More)