Mikio Saitou

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Despite the remarkable resistance to desiccation, Bacillus subtilis spores manifest indications of DNA damage when being kept in an extremely dry environment made by high vacuum. Spores of strain TKJ3422 (uvrA10 spl-1 recA4) with triple repair defects lost colony-forming capacity dependent on the duration and strength of the exposure. Mutations to(More)
We previously reported that mice chronically irradiated with low-dose-rate gamma rays had significantly shorter mean life spans than nonirradiated controls. This life shortening appeared to be due primarily to earlier death due to malignant lymphomas in the irradiated groups (Tanaka et al., Radiat. Res. 160, 376-379, 2003). To elucidate the molecular(More)
In healthy subjects, the blood volume (BV) increases rapidly after postural change from standing to the supine position. However, little is known about the effect of postural change on BV in long-term hemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, we have examined the BV change caused by adopting the supine position from standing by continuous hematocrit(More)
Hemodialysis(HD) patients are at risk for thiamine deficiency because of low intake and accelerated loss of thiamine during HD. We report here an HD patient, an 82-year-old woman, who developed acute encephalopathy due to thiamine deficiency with hyperammonemia. She was admitted to Nishikawa Town Hospital due to pneumonia and was treated with ABPC/SBT for(More)
Solid thymidylyl-(3'-->5')-thymidine (dTpdT) was irradiated in a vacuum with monochromatic photons from 150 to 300 nm; the photoproducts were analyzed quantitatively by high-performance liquid chromatography. The results of the experiment were as follows: (1) above 210 nm the major photoproducts were three dithymine photodimers [the cis-syn and trans-syn(More)
Many cardiac surgeries are performed with blood cardioplegia. However, some studies suggest that activated neutrophils form blood cardioplegia can cause reperfusion injury. In this study we assessed myocardial protection using a leukocyte-depleted cardioplegic solution. Patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with continuous(More)
It is well known that the myoglobinuric acute renal failure caused by drugs is an important clinical aspect of nephrology. On the other hand, neuroleptic malignant syndrome is an uncommon, but potentially fatal, idiosyncratic reaction to neuroleptics and is characterized by muscular rigidity, fever, autonomic dysfunction and altered consciousness. The most(More)
Quantifying hemodialysis (HD) treatment requires knowledge of the equilibrated concentrations of the post-HD small molecule rebounds. However, measurement of the equilibrated concentrations is only possible after resting in bed after HD for at least 30 min, and this is often impractical. Therefore, we have analyzed mathematically the time course of post-HD(More)
A 50-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of proteinuria, thrombocytopenia and moderate renal dysfunction. On admission, he had massive ascites, which was transudatory. During his clinical course, renal function deteriorated and the urine volume was decreased. Hemolytic uremic syndrome with massive ascites was diagnosed based on the finding of(More)
The biodistribution of nanometer-sized colloidal particles (nanocolloids, Solco-Basle Ltd.) was examined in six rabbits with turpentine-induced abscesses in the musculature of their hind legs. 99mTc labelled colloids with a mean particle size less than 100 nm were administered to each rabbit intravenously. The biodistribution of the tracer was studied with(More)
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