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Phylogeography of Asian weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina
The phylogeography of Oecophylla smaragdina was studied using the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (Cytb), cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), and nuclear long-wavelength opsin gene (LW Rh). Weaver… Expand
Extracellular histone induces plasma hyaluronan-binding protein (factor VII activating protease) activation in vivo.
- S. Yamamichi, Y. Fujiwara, T. Kikuchi, Miki Nishitani, Y. Matsushita, K. Hasumi
- Medicine, Biology
- Biochemical and biophysical research…
- 10 June 2011
Plasma hyaluronan-binding protein (PHBP), an activator of factor VII and prourokinase, is a serine protease circulating as a single-chain proenzyme (pro-PHBP). Pro-PHBP converts to the active… Expand
Attentional modulation of the mere exposure effect.
- Y. Yagi, Shinobu Ikoma, T. Kikuchi
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
- 1 November 2009
The mere exposure effect refers to the phenomenon where previous exposures to stimuli increase participants' subsequent affective preference for those stimuli. This study explored the effect of… Expand
Kinetics of serum β-D-glucan after Pneumocystis pneumonia treatment in patients with AIDS.
OBJECTIVE Serum β-D-glucan has been demonstrated as a reliable, adjunct diagnostic marker for PCP, but its kinetics after PCP treatment are poorly understood. To evaluate the correlation between the… Expand
Hemophagocytic syndrome in an acute human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is an unrecognized complication occurring in the acute stage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that is seldom reported in the literature. We herein present… Expand
Pulmonary nocardiosis caused by Nocardia exalbida complicating Pneumocystis pneumonia in an HIV-infected patient
- K. Imai, T. Koibuchi, +7 authors T. Fujii
- Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official…
- 21 January 2011
A 47-year-old man with optimally controlled type-2 diabetes mellitus and chronic hepatitis B was admitted to a local hospital because of a 1-week history of cough and high-grade fever. He was… Expand
An analysis of the impacts of development on Gini inequality using grouped and individual observations: Examples from the 1998 Vietnamese Household Expenditure Data
- T. Kikuchi
- 1 June 2007
Abstract This paper introduces some relevant policy-oriented approaches that measure the economic impact of development on social inequality. Gini inequality is often used because of its flexible… Expand
Anti-APOBEC3G Activity of HIV-1 Vif Protein Is Attenuated in Elite Controllers
ABSTRACT HIV-1-infected individuals who control viremia to below the limit of detection without antiviral therapy have been termed elite controllers (EC). Functional attenuation of some HIV-1… Expand
Mycobacterium avium genotype is associated with the therapeutic response to lung infection
- T. Kikuchi, Y. Kobashi, +11 authors M. Drancourt
- Biology, Medicine
- Clinical microbiology and infection : the…
- 5 July 2013
Factors that can interfere with the successful treatment of Mycobacterium avium lung infection have been inadequately studied. To identify a potent predictor of therapeutic responses of M. avium lung… Expand
Assessment of criteria for improvement in Theileria orientalis sergenti infection tolerance
We examined the relationships between calf productivity, anemia and Theileria orientalis sergenti infection from records of 109 Japanese shorthorn calves during a grazing period and we quantified the… Expand