Masashi Naito

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The T-helper (Th)1 immune reaction is essential for the eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) during interferon (IFN) therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Osteopontin is a cytokine crucial for the initiation of the Th1 response. Recently, we identified four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of the osteopontin gene(More)
We consider the problem of secret key agreement in Gaussian Maurer’s Model. In Gaussian Maurer’s model, legitimate receivers, Alice and Bob, and a wire-tapper, Eve, receive signals randomly generated by a satellite through three independent memoryless Gaussian channels respectively. Then Alice and Bob generate a common secret key from their received(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Osteopontin, an extracellular matrix protein with RGD motif, is shown to be a cytokine essential for Th1 immune response initiation. Genetic polymorphisms in the osteopontin gene (OPN) determine the magnitude of immunity against rickettsial infection in mice. Similar polymorphisms, if present also in human beings, might affect hepatitis(More)
Cell differentiation status is defined by the gene expression profile, which is coordinately controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Cell type-specific DNA methylation patterns are established by chromatin modifiers including de novo DNA methyltransferases, such as Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b. Since the discovery of the myogenic master gene MyoD, myogenic(More)
Although DNA methylation is considered to play an important role during myogenic differentiation, chronological alterations in DNA methylation and gene expression patterns in this process have been poorly understood. Using the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip array, we obtained a chronological profile of the genome-wide DNA methylation status in a(More)
With the increased presence and recent advances of drive recorders, rich driving data that include video, vehicle acceleration signals, driver speech, GPS data, and several sensor signals can be continuously recorded and stored. These advances enable researchers to study driving behavior more extensively for traffic safety. However, increasing the variety(More)
A 60-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developed bilateral posterior interosseous nerve palsy. Her left side recovered after conservative treatment. However, her right side, which had been affected previously, did not recover and required surgery. Although conservative therapy, including administration of biologic agents, should be conducted for(More)
The present study has compared different mouse stocks and strains with known sensitivity to phorbol ester skin tumor promotion for their sensitivities to skin tumor promotion by a prototypic organic peroxide (benzoyl peroxide, BzPo) and anthrone (chrysarobin, Chr) tumor pro moter. Following initiation with either 7,12-dimethylben7.(a)anthracene and/or(More)