Naoki Takada

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The use of short tandem repeat (STR) multiplexes with the incorporated gender marker amelogenin is now common practice in forensic laboratories. The amelogenin locus is encoded by two single copy genes located on Xp22.1-Xp22.3 (AMELX) and Yp11.2 (AMELY). There are differences in size and sequence between AMELX and AMELY that can be used for sex-typing(More)
We experienced suicidal hanging cases without a ligature in front of the neck. We conducted several anatomical autopsies and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and studied the dynamics behind hanging by applying an apparatus to cadaver and creating a dummy. MRI revealed that the vertebral artery protrudes diagonally upward from the second vertebra to the(More)
A series of 8 rat and 16 mouse invasive bladder carcinomas were investigated for the presence of silverstained nucleolar organizer regions (AgNORs) to clarify whether this parameter is applicable to the estimation of their invasive character. With regard to number of AgNORs per cell, neither rat nor mouse carcinomas showed any difference between invasive(More)
The current study investigated whether ABO blood mistyping of human biological samples is induced by soil bacteria. A total of 380 bacterial strains were isolated from 50 discrete soil samples using human blood agar, and glycosidase activity evaluated for all strains using 4-nitropheny glycosides (4-nitrophenyl n-acetyl-α-D-galactosaminide,(More)
We developed an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of ABO blood group antigens in human samples; in particular for blood stains. ABO blood group antigens conjugated to polyacrylamide were used for immobilized antigen. ABO blood group antigens were extracted from blood stains using a novel method involving(More)
We experienced a difficult case of TH01 typing. Instability of TH01 allele 9.3 was observed using GenePrint STR System TH01. Allele dropout was observed when an AmpFlSTR Profiler Kit was subsequently used for confirmation of the TH01 type. Use of the PowerPlex 16 System made it possible to detect allele 9.3. As a result of sequencing, a single point(More)
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