Ryoji Tsuboi

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Malassezia species colonize the skin of normal and various pathological conditions including pityriasis versicolor (PV), seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD) and atopic dermatitis (AD). To elucidate the pathogenic role of Malassezia species in SD, Malassezia microflora of 31 Japanese SD patients was analyzed using a PCR-based, culture-independent method. Nested PCR(More)
We compared cutaneous colonization levels of Malassezia species in patients with AD and healthy subjects using nested PCR. Malassezia-specific DNA was detected in all 32 of the patients with AD. M. globosa and M. restricta were detected in approximately 90% of these patients, with M. furfur and M. sympodialis being detected in approximately 40% of the(More)
Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are highly susceptible to viral, bacterial, and fungal skin infections because their skin is dry and this compromises the barrier function of the skin. Therefore, the skin microbiota of patients with AD is believed to be different from that of healthy individuals. In the present study, the skin fungal microbiota of nine(More)
The effect of hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) on human hair follicle growth was examined using a serum-free organ culture system. The DNA synthesis in human hair follicles and elongation of the hair shaft were measured subsequent to the follicle isolation and culture at 31 degrees C in 95% O2-5% CO2 for 72 h. Results showed that HGF/SF(More)
The role of basic fibroblast growth factor-(bFGF) induced proteinases in basement membrane (BM) invasion by bovine capillary endothelial (BCE) cells was studied using a quantitative in vitro assay previously described (Mignatti et al., 1986). 125I-iododeoxyuridine-labeled BCE cells were grown for 72 h on the human amnion BM, and cell invasion was determined(More)
A keratinolytic proteinase with enzyme activity at acidic pH was isolated from culture filtrates of Trichophyton mentagrophytes, a major pathogenic fungus of dermatophytosis. The molecular weight of the proteinase was estimated to be 41,000 by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and 38,000 by gel filtration. The isoelectric point was(More)
Sporothrix schenckii, mainly in the yeast form of the organism, produced extracellular proteinases when cultivated in liquid media containing albumin or collagen as a nitrogen source, but did not do so in brain heart infusion medium. Isolation of two extracellular proteinases from albumin-containing medium was performed by chromatography on DEAE-Sepharose(More)
The stimulatory effect of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I (rhIGF-I) and recombinant human insulin-like growth-factor-binding protein-1 (rhIGFBP-1) on wound healing was assessed using diabetic db/db mice and normal rabbits. Full-thickness wounds of 6 mm diameter were prepared on the backs of diabetic C57BL/KsJ db/db mice and on the inner sides(More)
BACKGROUND Trichophyton tonsurans, a dermatophyte implicated in an international epidemic of tinea capitis, was also found to be responsible for infecting wrestling and Judo athletes nationwide in Japan since 2001. OBJECTIVE A rapid and highly accurate means of identifying this pathogen has been required to control the infection. We have developed a T.(More)
BACKGROUND Super Lizer trade mark is a linear polarized light instrument, which has been used with good effect in orthopedics and anesthesiology to treat arthralgia and neuralgia with a high output of infrared radiation. AIM To test Super Lizer trade mark 's efficacy for the treatment of alopecia areata. METHODS Fifteen patients over 18 years of age,(More)