Koki Matsumoto

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens can cause refractory keratitis resulting in corneal perforation and blindness. These bacteria produce various kinds of proteases. In addition to pseudomonal elastase (LasB) and alkaline protease, LasA protease and protease IV have recently been found to be more important virulence factors of P. aeruginosa . S.(More)
Pseudomonal keratitis usually progresses rapidly, often resulting in corneal perforation and blindness. Remarkable events in pseudomonal keratitis include massive polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration in the cornea and various degrees of tissue destruction. With regard to initiation of these inflammatory events, various inflammatory cytokines and(More)
Cortical microcircuits are nonrandomly wired by neurons. As a natural consequence, spikes emitted by microcircuits are also nonrandomly patterned in time and space. One of the prominent spike organizations is a repetition of fixed patterns of spike series across multiple neurons. However, several questions remain unsolved, including how precisely spike(More)
This study aimed to investigate expressions and sources of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and MMP-9, and of tissue inhibitors of MMP (TIMP)-1 and TIMP-2 in experimental Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis in rabbits. Pseudomonal keratitis was induced in New Zealand white rabbits, and macroscopic and microscopic examinations were performed at appropriate(More)
PURPOSE To describe a Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infection resulting from orthokeratology. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A 17-year-old boy wearing orthokeratology (OK) lenses was referred to our clinic because of redness in his right eye in spite of his usage of ofloxacin (OFLX) eye drops. An excavated paracentral corneal ulcer with an immune ring(More)
In order to identify the causative factors of ring abscess, which is the characteristic feature of pseudomonal keratitis, pseudomonal endotoxin, exotoxin A, and elastase were each separately injected into guinea pig cornea. There was no formation of ring abscess. Injection of livingPseudomonas aeruginosa strains IFO3455 and Takamatsu which produce all three(More)
We report a novel localized amyloidosis associated with lactoferrin. To elucidate the precursor protein of corneal amyloidosis associated with trichiasis, we analyzed amyloid deposits from three patients by histopathology and biochemistry. Amyloid deposits showed immunoreactivity, confirmed by electron microscopy, for only anti-human lactoferrin antibody.(More)
This paper describes the development of a waist for a human friendly robot. The waist consists of pitch, roll, and yaw axes at which a passive collision force suppression mechanism is installed. The whole robot body of the robot is also covered by an air cushion bag capable of reducing impact force. When a collision between an object and the robot occurs,(More)