Nagayoshi Nakazono

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A simple, rapid, highly sensitive and reproducible quantification method for plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) was developed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The present method is based on the thiobarbituric acid (TBA) reaction and reversed-phase HPLC separation with fluorescence detection. For sample preparation, an aliquot of 5 microL(More)
A strain of hepatitis E virus (HEV), the 87A strain isolated in 2BS cells from the feces of a patient with hepatitis E, has been reported previously. In this study, the 87A strain was propagated in A549 cells, and the marked cytopathic effect (CPE) appeared in the infected monolayer cells. The size of this virus is about 30 nm in diameter. Furthermore,(More)
A total number of 1105 cases with viral conjunctivitis, mainly epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis (EKC) consisting of 354 cases from Sapporo, Japan, of 628 from Kaohsiung, Taiwan and of 123 from Busan, Korea, encountered during the periods, 1980-81 and/or 1983, were studied aetiologically and epidemiologically. Patients were aged from 27 days to 88 years with a(More)
Adenovirus type 8 (Ad 8) has been the major and important causative agent of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). By enzymatic cleavage analysis with five endonucleases, PstI, HindIII, BamHI, SalI and SstI, 27 out of 149 Ad 8 isolates recovered from patients with EKC during the period from July, 1980 to July, 1981 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, were studied. By(More)
The present study was conducted to elucidate the adverse effects of ozone exposure on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) red blood cells (RBCs). We evaluated whether hemoglobin (Hb) or Hb-derived free iron could participate in the RBC damage using an in vitro ozone exposure system. Ozone exposure induced hemolysis, formation of methemoglobin, and RBC(More)
The isolation and identification of the 87A strain of hepatitis E virus (HEV) by means of cell culture have been described previously. This paper reports the nucleotide sequence of a portion of this HEV strain. The RNA extracted from the supernatants of the different passages of the 87A strain cultured in the A549 cell line was reverse-transcribed (RT) to(More)
The clinical and aetiological findings are presented on 343 patients with clinical adenoviral conjunctivitis treated between July 1979 and July 1980 at 3 eye clinics in Sapporo. The age of the patients ranged from 12 days to 79 years, and the monthly incidence of the disease from 9 to 83, with clustering in the summer season. The aetiological diagnosis was(More)
We propose a " layered structured network diagram, " which consists of layers of time differences. We have implemented a tool called " NeL 2 " for handling lay-ered structured network diagrams. Layered struc-tured network diagrams have multiple accumulated layers and are not single diagrams. Using this layered structure, time differences can be included in(More)
Possible association between HLA antigens and antibody response to rubella vaccine was examined in 71 seronegative adult females, aged from 18 to 23, immunized with QEF vaccine. High responders (HAI antibody titer greater than or equal to 1:32) with HLA-B15 were significantly higher in frequency than those without HLA-B15 (p < 0.05). On the other hand,(More)
DNA cleavage analyses with EcoRI, HindIII and BamHI were carried out to investigate genome types of recent Ad 4 isolates obtained from acute respiratory disease (8 strains), and ocular disease (11 strains) in Japan. DNA cleavage patterns of all 19 isolates studied were identical regardless of whether they were recovered from respiratory tract or(More)