Masaki Kuwabara

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A cytopathogenic virus (designated the Aichi/2004 strain) was isolated in a human rectal adenocarcinoma cell line (HRT-18) from the ileum contents of a calf with diarrhea. Oval and elongated particles, approximately 100 to 170 nm in diameter, with club-shaped projections were seen in the infected culture supernatant, and torovirus-like (tubular and torus(More)
In our clinical experience, cystatin C (CysC) concentrations are not as high as expected in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and high-stage renal dysfunction. We therefore investigated whether measurements of serum CysC result in an underestimation of renal dysfunction in pediatric patients with CKD. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was estimated(More)
Bovine torovirus (BToV) is recognized as an enteric pathogen of calves, but its etiological role in diarrhea and epidemiological characterization in adult cows remain unclear. In 2007-2008, three outbreaks of epidemic diarrhea occurred in adult cows at three dairy farms in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. BToV was the only enteric pathogen detected in these(More)
MCP-1/CCL2 plays an important role in the initiation and progression of cancer. Since tumor cells produce MCP-1, they are considered to be the main source of this chemokine. Here, we examined whether MCP-1 produced by non-tumor cells affects the growth and lung metastasis of 4T1 breast cancer cells by transplanting them into the mammary pad of WT or(More)
It is necessary to set the standard serum creatinine (Cr) values for the medical care of pediatric chronic kidney disease patients. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, ml/min/1.73 m2) = κ × body length (cm)/serum Cr value (mg/dl) determined by the Jaffe method devised by Schwartz has been used clinically. However, enzymatic methods have recently(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, linear staplers have been used frequently in thoracic surgery; however, air leakage from the staple line is still unresolved. Various buttress materials have been developed to prevent air leakage, but performance is still not satisfactory. We are therefore developing a new material, consisting of calcium alginate nonwoven fabric covered(More)
Single measurements of serum cystatin C (cysC) concentration have generally been used to determine glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in adults. Since GFR varies to some extent among children, we attempted to determine reference serum cysC concentrations for Japanese children. Serum cysC concentrations were determined by a latex particle-enhanced(More)
This paper evaluates the noise robustness of audio features in segment search. Active Search is well-known as a fast segment search algorithm, and it has been successfully applied to locate music or video segments (intervals) in huge databases. The noise is generated by MP3 encoding/decoding. The search accuracy is evaluated using F-measure, which is(More)
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