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Immunoglobulins (Igs) play important immunomodulatory effects on allergic asthma. Among these, IgG has been reported to regulate allergic inflammation in previous studies about immunotherapy and intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. In this study, to examine the immunomodulatory mechanisms of IgG and FcRs we evaluated the effects of intravenous (i.v.) rabbit(More)
MOTIVATION To represent various aspects of receptors effectively, we developed the receptor database (RDB), using an object-oriented database management system ACEDB and the Internet/WWW technology. RESULTS RDB was constructed so that the system collects data items such as attributes of proteins from distributed data sources of the Internet, and so that(More)
3D video is the ultimate image media recording dynamic visual events in the real world as is. Recorded object actions can be observed from any viewpoint; 3D video records the object's full 3D shape, motion, and precise surface properties (i.e. color and texture). In this paper, we present research attainments so far obtained: 1. a PC cluster system for(More)
We have developed a new educational/clinical ontology named the "Haghighi-Koeda Mood Disorder Ontology", which involves both medical and psychological approaches for mood disorders in order to promote the exchange of information between psychiatrists and psychologists. Data was gathered from more than 5000 articles published in journals and websites(More)
Two kinds of virus-like particles, doughnut-shaped particles and particles with dense core, were discovered in a brain tissue from a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The two types of virus-like particles are similar to immature type C and type C particles. although no direct relationship between Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and these virus-like(More)
As cyber space exploding in a pace that nobody has ever imagined, it becomes very important to search cyber space efficiently and effectively. One solution to this problem is search engines. Already a lot of commercial search engines have been put on the market. However these search engines respond with such cumbersome results that domain specific experts(More)
From 1999 to 2000, NIHS Information and Computing Infrastructure (NICI) were newly renovated. The purposes of the renovation are (1) the improvement of the communication for business works in NIHS, (2) supporting for the research, (3) supporting for the administration work. The Internet connection speed was upgraded from 256 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps. The high(More)