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MPN, antibody, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and dot blot hybridization methods for enumeration of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria were applied to various samples from suspended systems. As for FISH, reoptimization of an oligonucleotide probe Nso 190 was attempted. The advantages and disadvantages of these methods were discussed. MPN appeared to have(More)
Immunoreactive-endothelin (ir-ET) concentrations were determined in peripheral maternal blood and in umbilical cord blood just after delivery. The concentrations in both the umbilical artery (2.83 +/- 1.36 pmol/l plasma, Mean +/- SD) and vein (3.37 +/- 1.53 pmol/l) were significantly higher than those found in maternal venous blood (1.43 +/- 1.02 pmol/l).(More)
A total of 191 fishermen and their family (32-82 years) living in some mercury-polluted areas along the Shiranui Sea volunteered for the present study. They made a living by fishery and had formerly eaten the methyl mercury-contaminated fish and shellfish caught there. The questionnaire on subjective symptoms, fish eating habits, and past living history was(More)
In 139 new student nurses, a change of menstrual cycles after school entry was studied, recording their basal body temperature over more than 4 months. In some of these students, serum FSH, LH, prolactin, estradiol, and progesterone were assayed every day or every other day throughout the second cycle after entry. Forty-six out of 72 students with(More)
In order to reevaluate the earlier varying data regarding circulatory gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), we assayed extracted GnRH from the plasma frequently collected at mid-cycle in 11 women. For the analysis of episodic GnRH patterns and basal levels, blood samples were obtained at 6 h intervals for 72 h and at 15 min intervals for 2 h every 12 h(More)
Urinary concentrations of immunoreactive human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) were determined by specific homologous radioimmunoassay in 169 healthy men (aged 20-69 years), 275 healthy women (20-8 years). healthy women (20-68 years) and 413 pregnant women (20-39 years). Relative hEGF concentrations in urine (micrograms/g creatinine) decreased significantly(More)
Two multiple myeloma (MM) patients developed venous thromboembolism (VTE) while being treated with lenalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone. Aspirin is recommended for VTE prophylaxis when using lenalidomide/dexamethasone for MM patients with a standard risk of VTE. Despite aspirin administration, however, these two patients experienced VTE. Following VTE(More)