Takafumi Sano

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In the Philippines, insufficient consideration has been given to the implementation of systematic control measures against major abortifacient infectious agents in livestock. To elucidate the epidemiology of abortifacient infectious agents in livestock, the prevalence of four abortifacient agents was assessed. Initially, a total of 96 cattle including 17(More)
Sandhoff disease (SD) is caused by the loss of β-hexosaminidase (Hex) enzymatic activity in lysosomes resulting from Hexb mutations. In SD patients, the Hex substrate GM2 ganglioside accumulates abnormally in neuronal cells, resulting in neuronal loss, microglial activation, and astrogliosis. Hexb-/- mice, which manifest a phenotype similar to SD, serve as(More)
A multiplex PCR system was developed to identify the carnivore origins of faeces collected in Hokkaido, Japan, for epidemiological studies on Echinococcus multilocularis. Primers were designed against the D-loop region of mitochondrial DNA. Two separate primer mixtures (mix 1, specific forward primers to fox, raccoon dog and dog, and a universal reverse(More)
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