Noriyuki Komatsu

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We conducted a pilot survey of genetic variation of A. cantonensis using small subunit (SSU) ribosomal (r) RNA and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (coxI) gene sequences. Two distinct SSU genotypes (G1 and G2) were identified among 17 individual A. cantonensis worms from 17 different geographical localities in Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, and(More)
Combined immunohistochemical staining (IHCS) and enzyme histochemical staining (EHCS) methods for light microscopy (LM) and electron microscopy (EM) are reported, using oestrogeninduced rat pituitary tumours. For LM, combined staining for alkaline phosphatase and acid phosphatase by EHCS, using the azo dye method, and for prolactin and ACTH by IHCS, using(More)
Leptospira spp. are the causative agents of a worldwide zoonosis, leptospirosis, maintained by various mammals. Each Leptospira serovar is frequently associated with a particular maintenance host, and recently, Leptospira genotype-host association has also been suggested to limit serovars to restricted areas. We investigated the molecular characteristics of(More)
The integration of metabolism and reproduction involves complex interactions of hypothalamic neuropeptides with metabolic hormones, fuels, and sex steroids. Of these, estrogen influences food intake, body weight, and the accumulation and distribution of adipose tissue. In this study, the effects of estrogen on food intake, serum leptin levels, and leptin(More)
A survey of cockroach fauna was carried out on the 3 inhabited islands of the Ogasawara chain island of Japan, namely, Chichijima island, Hahajima island and Iwo island. Seven species, namely, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758), Periplaneta australasiae (Fabricius, 1775), Blattella lituricollis (Walker, 1868), Onychostylus vilis (Brunner von Wattenwyl,(More)
The intracellular transport mechanism of secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) has been immunocytochemically defined in human submandibular glands. To examine the properties of the intracytoplasmic vesicles which contain IgA, the enzyme labeled antibody method for SC and IgA and Novikoff's method for acid phosphatase (ACPase) activity were employed on the same(More)
We found that sexual differentiation of all the nymphal stages of Pycnoscelus indicus (Fabricius) was possible by observing the developmental features of their posterior abdominal segments. Using this observation, the sex of even the 1(st) stage instar nymph could be determined. The female of the 1(st) to 6(th) stage instar nymph possess a V-shaped notch at(More)
We found that sexual differentiation of all the nymphal stages of Pycnoscelus indicus (Fabricius) was possible by observing the developmental features of their posterior abdominal segments. Using this observation, the sex of even the 1st stage instar nymph could be determined. The female of the 1st to 6th stage instar nymph possess a V-shaped notch at the(More)
The so-called "Ogasawara cockroaches" were examined by morphological observations and by breeding experiments to elucidate their actual taxonomical status. Fourteen groups (isolate) of "Ogasawara cockroaches" collected from Iwoto-A, Iwoto-B, Hahajima, Chichijima, Nishijima, Nakodojima, Tokunoshima-A, Tokunoshima-B, Okinawato- A, Okinawa-B, Amamiooshima,(More)
BACKGROUND Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935) is a parasite of murid rodents and causative agent of human neuro-angiostrongyliasis. In 2011, the Ogasawara Islands in the western North Pacific were assigned a World Natural Heritage site status. The occurrence of A. cantonensis is well documented in the Chichijima, Hahajima, and Anijima Islands.(More)
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