Masato Kouno

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether heparin has any effect on the growth of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). SAMPLE POPULATION 2 isolates of PRRSV, and as control viruses, 1 isolate of pseudorabies virus (PRV) and 1 isolate of parainfluenza 3 virus (PIV-3). PROCEDURES Plaque assays, using a continuous cell line (MARC-145)(More)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus hemagglutinin (HAin) was readily adsorbed on mouse erythrocytes at 4, 22, or 37 degrees C, but not on goose erythrocytes. The adsorbed HAin could not be eluted from the cells by resuspending in phosphate buffered saline, by incubating at 37 or 50 degrees C, or by incubating in the presence of(More)
A rare case of hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) of the gallbladder occurred in a 72-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and was admitted to hospital. Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a mass in the gallbladder, multiple nodules in the liver and enlargement of the lymph nodes. He was diagnosed as having a gallbladder carcinoma with(More)
Subpopulations of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL's) and the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens of neoplastic cells were examined in three intracranial germinomas by an immunohistochemical method using monoclonal antibodies. About 70% to 80% of TIL's were T lymphocytes which were either infiltrating diffusely or in clusters, whereas 20% to(More)
The number of plaques formed by equine arteritis virus (EAV) and Aujesky's disease virus (ADV) was reduced to 14% and 5% of the untreated control (100%), respectively, by 10 U/ml of heparin, but could not be reduced below to 13 and 4%, respectively, by use of concentration up to 100 U/ml. An inhibitory effect of heparin, at concentration up to 100 U/ml, was(More)
We investigated the significance of assaying plasma glutamine and glutamate concentrations in various liver diseases. Comparison was made with an aminogram in non-alcoholic liver disease. In alcoholic liver diseases, the plasma glutamate concentration showed a statistically significant elevation compared to the value in non-alcoholic liver diseases. In(More)
Various conditions were evaluated and modified to enhance the sensitivity of the neutralization (NT) test for detecting antibody in swine infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. Higher NT antibody titers were consistently obtained by the addition of 10% (v/v) complement, fresh guinea pig serum, to the virus diluent and by(More)
We report a case of smoldering adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) with B-cell lymphoma and early gastric cancer. A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of proteinuria and hypergammaglobulinemia. Systemic lymphadenopathy, "flower cells" in peripheral white blood cells, and hypergammaglobulinemia with monoclonal gammopathy (IgA, lambda type) were(More)
Subpopulations of infiltrating lymphocytes were studied by immunohistological method using monoclonal antibodies in gliomas and metastatic brain tumors. Thirteen specimens from 8 glioma patients, and 7 specimens from 3 metastatic brain tumor patients were used. No special therapy for brain tumor had been performed in these cases, but 3 glioma patients and(More)
We reported two patients with liver transplantation who are performed hepatobiliary scintigraphy in rejection. In one patient hepatobiliary scintigraphy shows dilatation of bile duct but it shows good clearance from liver. In another patient hepatobiliary scintigraphy shows delayed clearance from liver. Both patients recovered from rejection. There are four(More)