Masaaki Hara

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Allele frequencies of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci, D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA, were determined for 98 unrelated Africans from South Africa and 98 unrelated Europeans from South Africa using the AmpFlSTR Identifiler PCR amplification kit. The genotype frequency(More)
We have used DNA amplification methods to detect common oral bacterial strains to test for the presence of saliva in forensic samples. Streptococcus salivarius and Streptococcus mutans were detected in various forms of saliva samples, whereas these streptococci were not detected in semen, urine, vaginal fluid, or on skin surfaces. Therefore, we demonstrated(More)
Allele frequencies of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci, D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA, were analyzed in 127 unrelated Bangladeshi individuals and 105 unrelated Indonesian individuals using the AmpFLSTR Identifiler kit. All STR loci in Bangladeshis and Indonesians were(More)
We previously reported that detection of Streptococcus salivarius is feasible for proving the presence of saliva in a forensic sample. Here, a simple and rapid method for the detection of S. salivarius in forensic samples was developed that uses loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). The LAMP primer set was designed using S. salivarius-specific(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, a more accurate and reliable screening test has been investigated for noninvasive prenatal fetal RHD genotyping from D- women. The objective of this study was to perform the new method of noninvasive fetal RHD genotyping with maternal plasma from D- women by use of capillary electrophoresis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Blood samples were(More)
The results of forensic tests, such as semen identification and short tandem repeat (STR) analysis of extremely aged seminal stains from unsolved sex crimes can provide important evidence. In this study we evaluated whether current forensic methods could be applied to seminal stains that were stored at room temperature for 33-56years (n=2, 33years old; n=1,(More)
We studied eight X-STRs (DXS7132, DXS7423, DXS8378, DXS10074, DXS10101, DXS10134, DXS10135, HPRTB) polymorphism in 494 unrelated Japanese individuals (313 males, 181 females) using Mentype Argus X-8 PCR Amplification Kit. PD of the eight X-STRs ranged from 0.558 (male) to 0.987 (female). Allele frequencies, number of alleles, and PIC were 0.001-0.587, 6-20,(More)
Allele frequencies and haplotypes for 10 Y-chromosome STR loci, DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS438 and DY439, were determined in 72 unrelated Bangladeshi males using Y-PLEX5 and Y-PLEX6 Amplification Kits. This population demonstrated 71 haplotypes, of which 70 were unique. The haplotype diversity calculated from the 10(More)
A novel method for sex determination, based on the detection of the number of X chromosomes, was established. Current methods, based on the detection of the Y chromosome, can directly identify an unknown sample as male, but female gender is determined indirectly, by not detecting the Y chromosome. Thus, a direct determination of female gender is important(More)
In forensic science, the identification of feces is very important in a variety of crime investigations. However, no sensitive and simple fecal identification method using molecular biological techniques has been reported. Here, we focused on the fecal bacteria, Bacteroides uniformis, Bacteroides vulgatus and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, and developed a(More)