Mayumi Kijima-Tanaka

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A nationwide investigation of antimicrobial susceptibility in Escherichia coli isolated from food-producing animals was performed in Japan. MICs of 18 antimicrobial agents were determined for a total of 1018 isolates. Higher resistance rates were observed against sulfadimethoxine, oxytetracycline and dihydrostreptomycin, followed by ampicillin and(More)
To assess the public health risk, the prevalence and anti-microbial resistance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) among food-producing animals were studied throughout Japan. Faecal samples were collected from healthy animals of 272 cattle, 179 pigs, and 158 broilers on 596 farms in all 47 Japanese prefectures. STEC were isolated from 62 (23%)(More)
Nationwide monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter isolated from food-producing animals on farms was performed in Japan. A total of 468 Campylobacter isolates were obtained during the period from June 1999 to March 2001. Campylobacter species showed high frequencies of resistance to oxytetracycline and dihydrostreptomycin. The frequencies of(More)
In the present study, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and vlhA gene sequence analysis were applied and verified for typing the Mycoplasma synoviae live vaccine MS-H strain and field isolates from diseased chickens in Japan. The previously published PFGE protocol using SmaI digestion could not allow the discrimination of two of the 11 M. synoviae(More)
AIMS This study deals with a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) for discriminating between the genetic variants of Photobacterium damselae ssp. piscicida, and characterizing of Japanese field isolates by PFGE together with plasmid profiles and antimicrobial resistances. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 74 field isolates from cultured Japanese(More)
Polyclonal rabbit anti-idiotypic antibody (anti-Id) against the protective monoclonal antibody specific to the flagella of Clostridium chauvoei was produced, purified, and characterized. Anti-Id inhibited the binding of its related monoclonal antibody to the flagellar antigen, suggesting that the anti-Id bore an internal image of the flagellar antigen. When(More)
Clostridium chauvoei strain Okinawa produced spontaneous non-motile variants at an unusually high rate (approx. 10(-4) per generation) under normal conditions without mutagen. Revertants of non-motile variants were detected at a rate of approximately 10(-3). Biochemically, every variant corresponded well with the parental strain. By transmission electron(More)
Polyclonal rabbit anti-idiotypic (anti-Id) antibodies against two monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific for the flagella of Clostridium chauvoei were produced, purified and characterised. Lack of cross-reactivity with heterologous MAbs indicated that the anti-Id antibodies were highly specific. The surface-exposed epitopes of the flagellar filament(More)
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