Nobuhiro Ido

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To clarify the epidemiological relationship between cattle and human infections of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), we studied the duration and magnitude of the excretion of STEC O157 and STEC O26 with rectal faeces from naturally infected cattle at a breeding farm in the Tohoku area of Japan, using microbiological methods. The prevalence of(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder generally mediated by antibodies against the acetylcholine receptors (AChR) of the skeletal muscles. CD4 T cells help B cells to produce antibodies through their production of cytokines or chemokines. In this study, we evaluated the frequency of regulatory (Treg) and IL-17 producing CD4 T-cell subsets (Th17)(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder with a chronic clinical course that requires long-term glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. A drug efflux pump, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), actively transports GC out of target cells, thereby reducing its efficacy. We evaluated the P-gp function of peripheral-blood mononuclear cells in 59 MG patients. P-gp(More)
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder mediated by antibodies against the acetylcholine receptors of the skeletal muscles. Imbalances between T helper type 1 and type 2 cytokine production play a key role in the induction and development of several autoimmune diseases. Peripheral T helper type 1 and type 2 cells in 50 myasthenia gravis patients were(More)
Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia (WM) is described as a disorder of plasmacytoid lymphocytes. The renal complications of WM are less common and severe than those of multiple myeloma. We present a case of WM complicated by nephrotic syndrome. A biopsy specimen of the kidney revealed the intraglomerular thrombi of immunoglobulin M paraprotein. Corticosteroid(More)
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