Masatsugu Kimura

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Complete DNA sequences of the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSUrRNA) gene and partial sequences of three other loci were obtained from three variant-type and three classic-type Plasmodium ovale isolates from Southeast Asia and compared with GenBank-available data. Three different SSUrRNA sequences (Pov 1-3) were found in each variant-type isolate, and two(More)
During malaria surveys in Myanmar, 2 peculiar forms of Plasmodium malariae-like parasites were found. The morphologies of their early trophozoite stages were distinct from that of the typical P. malariae, resembling instead that of Plasmodium vivax, var. minuta, reported by Emin, and Plasmodium tenue, reported by Stephens, both in 1914. Two polymerase chain(More)
RBM10, originally called S1-1, is a nuclear RNA-binding protein with domains characteristic of RNA processing proteins. It has been reported that RBM10 constitutes spliceosome complexes and that RBM5, a close homologue of RBM10, regulates alternative splicing of apoptosis-related genes, Fas and cFLIP. In this study, we examined whether RBM10 has a(More)
Resurgence is a major concern after malaria elimination. After the initiation of the elimination program on Aneityum Island in 1991, microscopy showed that Plasmodium falciparum disappeared immediately, whereas P. vivax disappeared from 1996 onward, until P. vivax cases were reported in January 2002. By conducting malariometric surveys of the entire(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION The RNA-binding protein S1-1, also called RBM10 (RNA-binding motif 10), is a paralogue of putative tumour suppressor RBM5 and has been correlated with cancer proliferation and apoptosis. In the present study, we have investigated the cell biology of S1-1. RESULTS In the extranucleolar nucleoplasm, S1-1 occurred in hundreds of(More)
In order to erase reactive oxygen species (ROS) related with the proliferation of tumor cells by reducing activity of hydrogen, we developed functional water containing nano-bubbles (diameters: <900 nm for 71%/population) hydrogen of 1.1-1.5 ppm (the theoretical maximum: 1.6 ppm) with a reducing ability (an oxidation-reduction potential -650 mV, normal(More)
We analyzed the noise of the inward currents induced by stimulation of rat peritoneal mast cells with compound 48/80 (48/80), a secretagogue, and examined the role of extracellular Ca2+ in generation of the large noise. In the presence of 2 mm Ca2+ in the external solution, the power density spectra of the 48/80-induced inward currents in most cells were(More)
Molecular analysis of the alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene in seven Japanese patients with Sanfilippo syndrome type B from six unrelated families was carried out, and six disease-causing mutations were found. The parents of Patient 2 had a consanguinous marriage, but other families did not have any record of consanguinity. Two families were from Okinawa(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION S1-1, also called RBM10, is an RNA-binding protein of 852 residues. An alteration of its activity causes TARP syndrome, a severe X-linked disorder with pre- or post-natal lethality in affected males. Its molecular function, although still largely unknown, has been suggested to be transcription and alternative splicing. In fact, S1-1(More)
We determined the nucleotide sequence of the fusion (F) gene of three strains (Osaka-1, -2, and -3) of nonproductive variants of measles virus (MV). These viral strains were isolated in Osaka, Japan, from brain tissues of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Phylogenetic analysis revealed a close relationship among the three strains of(More)