Kentaro Matsuura

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The recommended treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis C, pegylated interferon-alpha (PEG-IFN-alpha) plus ribavirin (RBV), does not provide sustained virologic response (SVR) in all patients. We report a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to null virological response (NVR) in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 within(More)
A large-scale (337,647 cases), nationwide comparative clinical study in Japan on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to high-osmolar ionic contrast media and low-osmolar nonionic contrast media was performed prospectively. Ionic contrast media were administered in 169,284 cases (50.1%) and nonionic contrast media in 168,363 cases (49.9%). The overall prevalence(More)
We investigated expression profiles of microRNA (miRNA) in renal cell carcinoma [clear cell carcinomas (CCC) and chromophobe renal cell carcinomas (ChCC)] and in normal kidneys by using a miRNA microarray platform which covers a total of 470 human miRNAs (Sanger miRBase release 9.1). Unsupervised hierarchical cluster analysis revealed that CCC and ChCC were(More)
The protein assumed to be associated with bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a in chlorosomes from the photosynthetic green filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus was investigated by alkaline treatment, proteolytic digestion and a new treatment using 1-hexanol, sodium cholate and Triton X-100. Upon alkaline treatment, only the 5.7 kDa CsmA protein was(More)
Microcystins LR, YR, and RR, cyclic heptapeptide hepatotoxins produced by cyanobacteria, were synthetically converted into glutathione (GSH) and cysteine (Cys) conjugates. Fast atom bombardment mass spectra showed [M + H]+ ions corresponding to GSH and Cys conjugates of microcystins LR, YR, and RR for the obtained compounds. 1H NMR spectral analyses(More)
Two strains of thermophilic photosynthetic bacteria, designated MD-66T (T = type strain) and YI-9, were isolated from bacterial mats in two separate hot springs in Japan. These new isolates were phenotypically similar to Chloroflexus aurantiacus in some respects. They were thermophilic filamentous photosynthetic bacteria that grew well at 55 degrees C(More)
The nucleotide sequences of the puf operons of the Zn-bacteriochlorophyll a (Zn-BChl a)-containing photosynthetic aerobic bacteria, Acidiphilium rubrum and Acidiphilium angustum, were determined. The nucleotide sequences of the pufL and -M of Acidiphilium cryptum, Acidiphilium multivorum, and Acidiphilium organovorum were also determined. The puf operons of(More)
Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rDNA sequences and genomic DNA-DNA relatedness showed that the sulphur-oxidizing facultative chemolithotroph Thiobacillus acidophilus was closely related to members of the genus Acidiphilium, which is a group of strictly aerobic, heterotrophic acidophiles now categorized into aerobic photosynthetic bacteria. Lipophilic(More)
Cyclic peptide toxins were analyzed for three Microcystis species (M. aeruginosa, M. viridis and M. wesenbergii) using an ODS-silica gel cartridge and high performance liquid chromatography with ODS-silica gel. On strain of M. aeruginosa contained a high amount of microcystin (cyanoginosin) YR and a lesser amount of LR. Three toxins, microcystin-RR, -YR and(More)
Genomic copy number aberrations (CNAs) are believed to play a major role in the development and progression of human cancers. Although many CNAs have been reported in gastric cancer, their genome-wide transcriptional consequences are poorly understood. In this study, to reveal the impact of CNAs on genome-wide expression in gastric cancer, we analysed 30(More)