Shun Doi

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We describe a method of sample preparation to detect scrapie-associated fibril (SAF) proteins in small amounts of scrapie-infected mouse tissues by Western blot analysis using an antiserum to a synthetic peptide that corresponds to the N-terminal region of hamster prion protein. SAF proteins were efficiently detected in brain tissue by this procedure. The(More)
Two Suffolk sheep diagnosed as scrapie clinically and epidemiologically were investigated light and electron microscopically. They were female and four years four months of age. Spongiform lesions were found in the gray and white matter of midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata, spinal cord and the cerebellar white matter as well as the cerebral gray and white(More)
The lumbar-to-cervical conduction velocity (spinal cord conduction velocity, SCCV) was electrophysiologically studied in 14 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The age of these patients ranged from 37 to 63, averaging 51.0 years old. We recorded the spinal somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) from the surface electrodes at the level of the(More)
Therapeutic cancer vaccines are designed to treat cancer by boosting the endogenous immune system to fight against the cancer. In the development of clinically effective cancer vaccines, one of the most practical objectives is to identify adjuvants that are capable of optimizing the vaccine effects. In this study, we explored the potential of(More)