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  • Hiroshi Makino, Akira Kushiro, +8 authors Ryuichiro Tanaka
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PloS one
  • 2013 (First Publication: 14 November 2013)
  • Objectives Bifidobacterium species are one of the major components of the infant's intestine microbiota. Colonization with bifidobacteria in early infancy is suggested to be important for health inExpand
  • Hiroshi Makino, Akira Kushiro, +9 authors Ryuichiro Tanaka
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2011 (First Publication: 5 August 2011)
  • ABSTRACT The gastrointestinal tracts of neonates are colonized by bacteria immediately after birth. It has been discussed that the intestinal microbiota of neonates includes strains transferred fromExpand
  • Takafumi Sakai, Kenji Oishi, +5 authors Akira Kushiro
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International journal of food microbiology
  • 2010 (First Publication: 15 May 2010)
  • We developed a novel selective medium, modified-rhamnose-2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride-LBS-vancomycin agar (M-RTLV agar), that utilizes the fermentability of L-rhamnose to distinguishExpand
  • Ichiro Sakata, Mami Yamazaki, Kinji Inoue, Yujiro Hayashi, Takafumi Sakai
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • 2003 (First Publication: 1 May 2003)
  • Growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R) is widely expressed in various regions of the body, such as the brain, pituitary gland, heart and gastrointestinal tract. Recently, ghrelin, an endogenousExpand
  • Jun Zheng, Kazuaki Nakamura, Yoko Maseki, Sofie M E Geelissen, Luc R. Berghman, Takafumi Sakai
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Histochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 2005 (First Publication: 1 April 2006)
  • It has been reported that mammotropes in a rodent pituitary gland are derived from somatotropes via somatomammotropes (SMTs), cells that produce both growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (Prl). However,Expand
  • Takafumi Sakai, Hirokazu Tsuji, Shinya Shibata, Kazuhito Hayakawa, Keisuke Matsumoto
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of general and applied microbiology
  • 2008
  • We investigated the production of galactooligosaccharides (GOS) from lactose by alginate-immobilized cells of Sporobolomyces singularis YIT 10047 (IM-SS). beta-Galactosidase activity was stable at 30Expand