Takashi Katsutani

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Our research has focused on the molecular design of immunotherapeutic vaccines and the advancement of mite-allergy diagnosis. Here, we describe the research history of the major group 1 and group 2 allergens, immunoelectrophoretic analyses covering the complete spectrum of mite allergens, our results on allergens with distinctive characteristics (a(More)
Hyposensitization therapy with each of three sea squirt antigens, Gi-rep (molecular weight [MW] 106,000), Ei-M (MW 22,800), and DIIIa (MW 9980), have succeeded in 72%, 90%, and 36% of patients with sea squirt allergy, respectively, within the first year, and the effect has been maintained during subsequent 4-year maintenance therapy. All available sera from(More)
As remarkable improvements have been made to the working environment and working methods of oyster shucking workers during the past 30 years, a study was made on the effects of these improvements on hoya (sea-squirt) asthma and the following results were obtained. 1) The prevalence of hoya (sea-squirt) asthma among oyster shucking workers was 36.0%, 30.1%,(More)
Allergen from the house dust mite (Dermatophagoides sp.) is a major trigger factor of allergic disorders, and its characterization is crucial for the development of specific diagnosis or immunotherapy. Here we report the identification of a novel dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae) antigen whose primary structure belongs to the gelsolin family, a group of(More)