Satomi Kawai

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BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that dysregulation of the immune system is involved in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of the study was to explore immunological markers in peripheral plasma samples from non-medicated subjects with high-functioning ASD. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A multiplex assay for cytokines(More)
A nitrogen-fixing bacterium, designated strain 6H33b(T), was isolated from a compost pile in Japan. The nitrogenase activity of this strain was detected based on its acetylene-reducing activity under low oxygen concentrations (2-4%). An analysis of the genes responsible for nitrogen fixation in this strain, nifH and nifD, indicated a close relationship to(More)
Hypoxic ischemic brain can result in cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and learning disabilities in surviving children. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the cerebral blood flow volume in infants complicated with brain damage after the birth. Nine term infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and 41 normal term infants were studied. Four(More)
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