Satoshi Fujito

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Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) is widely known to be dioecious. However, monoecious plants can also occur in this species. Sex expression in dioecious spinach plants is controlled by a single gene pair termed X and Y. Our previous study showed that a single, incompletely dominant gene, which controls the monoecious condition in spinach line 03-336, should(More)
Efficacy of a new immunosuppressive agent, FK506, in refractory uveitis was studied in 8 patients: 5 with Behcet's disease and 3 with idiopathic retinal vasculitis. The agent was given by oral administration every 12 hours. The previous therapy with systemic corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents including cyclosporine failed to subside uveitis in(More)
The dioecious genus Spinacia is thought to include two wild relatives (S. turkestanica Ilj. and S. tetrandra Stev.) of cultivated spinach (S. oleracea L.). In this study, nuclear and chloroplast sequences from 21 accessions of Spinacia germplasm and six spinach cultivars or lines were subjected to phylogenetic analysis to define the relationships among the(More)
In vitro studies of FK506 demonstrated that the agent inhibited the T-cell receptormediated signal transduction that results in the transcription of interleukin 2. Recent in vitro studies have demonstrated an identical spectrum of activities of FK506 on IgE receptor-mediated signal transduction that results in exocytosis of secretory granules from basophils(More)
We describe a 68-year-old Japanese woman with erythematous and bullous skin lesions. Antibasement membrane zone antibodies of IgG class were detected in the serum, which reacted with the 230 kDa and 180 kDa bullous pemphigoid antigens on immunoblot analysis. The patient later developed corneal opacity in both eyes and a detachment of the epithelium in the(More)
A total of 50 cases of primary tumors in the renal pelvis and ureter were treated in Tokyo University Branch Hospital (20 cases in 1966-1982) and in Tranomon Hospital (30 cases in 1977-1987). They were composed of 42 men and 8 women (5.3:1) with a mean age of 61 years. 31 patients suffered from renal pelvic tumors, 15 ureteral tumors and 4 tumors in both(More)
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