Masami Nakajima

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Rice grassy stunt virus (RGSV), a member of the genus Tenuivirus, causes significant economic losses in rice production in South, Southeast, and East Asian countries. Growing resistant varieties is the most efficient method to control RGSV; however, suitable resistance genes have not yet been found in natural rice resources. One of the most promising(More)
This 600MHz single-chip multiprocessor consists of two M32R 32b CPU cores[1] and 512kB shared SRAM, and is designed for embedded microcontroller and system on chip (SoC) core. Since software for an embedded systems increases its complexity, embedded processors [2]-[4] are required to increase performance. At the same time, low power dissipation is still a(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the histopathology of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV) developing from PCV, the authors evaluated correlations between pathological findings and the findings of preoperative indocyanine green angiography (IA). METHODS Two specimens were obtained during CNV excision associated with PCV. PCV(More)
Botrytis cinerea is responsible for gray mold disease in more than 200 host plant species. The infection of host plants is mediated by numerous extracellular enzymes, proteins and metabolites. Each of these compounds may play a role in different stages of the infection process. Cell wall-degrading enzymes may facilitate the penetration into the host(More)
Arytenoid adduction is a phonosurgical procedure in which the arytenoid cartilages are approximated to reduce posterior glottal gap size and improve voice. Voice outcomes following arytenoid adduction are not always optimal. The goal of this study was to systematically vary suture direction and force of pull on the arytenoid cartilages in a human excised(More)
PURPOSE To identify the biological reaction of soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) in the vitreous of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). METHODS The subjects were 45 patients (45 eyes) with vitreoretinal diseases. The patients were divided into three groups: the PDR group comprised 28 patients (28 eyes) with PDR; the(More)
PURPOSE All the studies so far on surgical removal of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in angioid streaks(AS) were conducted on a small number of cases. Therefore, a definitive evaluation of the surgical method was not available. The present study aimed to evaluate this surgical modality. SUBJECTS AND METHOD We performed surgical removal of foveal CNV(More)