Takayoshi Kuroume

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Peripheral T lymphocytes from patients with minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) and controls were treated for their ability to produce vascular permeability factors (VPF) without concanavalin A stimulation. In vitro cultures of T lymphocytes from active MCNS produced VPF in the supernatant, whereas T lymphocytes from inactive MCNS or normal subjects(More)
The effect on the kidney capillaries of T lymphocyte culture supernatants from patients with minimal change nephrotic syndrome was studied by infusion into the left renal artery of rats. The supernatants of T lymphocyte cultures from nephrotic patients induced significant proteinuria and a reduction of anionic sites in the glomerular basement membrane of(More)
The globoseries of glycolipids are antigens in the P blood group system as well as epithelial cell receptors for uropathogenic Escherichia coli. The P1 blood group is overrepresented in Swedish girls with recurrent pyelonephritis. In this study, Japanese children with urinary tract infection (UTI) were analyzed for P blood group phenotype. Out of 26(More)
Bisherige Mitteilungen über Patienten mit kongenitaler dyserythropoetischer Anämie betreffen ausnahmslos Individuen kaukasischer Rasse. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird erstmals über ein japanisches Geschwisterpaar berichtet, das die typischen lichtmikroskopischen, elektronenmikroskopischen und funktionalen Veränderungen dieser seltenen hereditären(More)
Fifteen healthy subjects, fasted at least 8 hr, were studied by means of an infused manometric method. Twenty minutes after termination of the natural phase III activity in the duodenum, erythromycin or normal saline was administered intravenously for 15 min. When normal saline (N=5) was infused, the next migrating motor complex (MMC) was initiated(More)
Airway inflammation with polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) may play an important role in bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR). PMN generate superoxide anion (O2-) and other oxygen radicals that can damage lung tissue. We investigated the ability of peripheral PMN of children with bronchial asthma and control subjects to generate O2- and other active oxygen(More)
Allergenic activities of major component proteins of soybean 11S-, 7S- and 2S-globulins were examined by the radioallergosorbent test (RAST) and by RAST inhibition experiments with the sera from soybean-sensitive patients. The reactivity with specific IgE antibody was found in all fractions. There was considerable cross-reactivity among three fractions, and(More)
A survey of untoward reactions, especially central nervous system reactions, after the administration of a newly introduced measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, was initiated soon after 4 patients were hospitalized for aseptic meningitis. Thirty-five, 6 and 2 children developed meningitis, convulsive disorders and parotitis,(More)
Hereditary 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25-(OH)2D]-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is a rare disorder characterized by rickets, alopecia, hypocalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and normal or elevated serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels. We describe a patient with typical clinical characteristics of HVDRR, except that elevated levels of serum phosphorus were(More)