Satoko Iitsuka

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A total of 93 Yersinia spp. were isolated from 68 of 252 dogs in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The Yersinia spp. were 70 Yersinia enterocolitica isolates from 50 dogs, 2 Yersinia frederiksenii isolates from 2 dogs, 5 Yersinia intermedia isolates from 5 dogs, and 16 Yersinia pseudotuberculosis isolates from 16 dogs. Fifteen of 70 Y. enterocolitica isolates(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of zoonotic pathogens simultaneously in animals. The isolation of human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica (Ye), Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (Yp), Campylobacter jejuni (Cj), Salmonella spp. (Sal) and Leptospira spp. (Lep) in 318 cats and 252 dogs were performed in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. A total of(More)
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid mediator, stimulates proliferation and contractility in hepatic stellate cells, the principal matrix-producing cells in the liver, and inhibits proliferation via S1P receptor 2 (S1P(2)) in hepatocytes in rats in vitro. A potential role of S1P and S1P(2) in liver regeneration and fibrosis was examined in(More)
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