Shinsuke Yoshida

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We evaluated the immunogenicity and protective activity of plasmid DNA vaccines encoding the influenza virus NP gene (pNP) alone or in combination with the herpes simplex virus type 1 protein 22 gene (pVP22). Optimal immune responses were observed in BALB/c mice immunized with the combination of pVP22 plus pNP, as assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
Many influenza vaccines targeted to hemagglutinin (HA) show efficient immunogenicity for protecting subjects against influenza virus infection. Major antigenic changes to HA molecules can help influenza virus to develop resistance against HA-targeted vaccines. DNA vaccines encoding conserved antigens protect animals against diverse subtypes, but their(More)
A variety of etiologies underlie the neurophysiological imbalance resulting in chorea. We report a 57-year-old woman with a long-history of migraine who suddenly experienced concurrent scintillating scotoma and rapid involuntary movement of her neck and right extremities. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) failed to detect any fresh(More)
Semiconducting thin films consisting of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (RR-PHT) and poly(N-dodecylacrylamide) (pDDA) were constructed by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique. A mixture of RR-PHT and pDDA spread from a chloroform solution on a water surface forms a stable monolayer, which can be transferred onto solid substrates by the LB method,(More)
We report a case of a 79-year-old man presenting with left cervical carotid artery stenosis associated with non-bifurcating cervical carotid artery, a very rare congenital anatomical variation supplying different branches of the external carotid artery directly from a common trunk without a bifurcation. We performed carotid endarterectomy for this(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To describe a newly found increased flow signal in phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging observed in compressed segments of the spinal cord in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Derangement of cerebrospinal fluid movement in the spine is a well-known(More)
The longitudinal-transverse spin asymmetry ALT in the polarized Drell-Yan process depends on the twist-3 spin-dependent distributions of nucleon. In addition to the contributions expressed as matrix element of the twist-3 operators, these distributions contain the so-called Wandzura-Wilczek part, which is completely determined by a certain integral of the(More)
The longitudinal-transverse spin asymmetry ALT in the polarized Drell-Yan process depends on twist-3 quark distributions of nucleon. In addition to the contributions associated with the twist-3 operators, these distributions contain the “Wandzura-Wilczek (WW)” part, which is determined by a certain integral of twist-2 distributions. The recently obtained(More)
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