Tomoaki Oida

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In this preliminary study, we surveyed the physicians at two academic hospitals on their knowledge of and attitudes toward the medical insurance system in Japan. Most of the physicians had not read the "Ministerial Ordinance on Insurance Medical Institutions' and Insurance Medical Doctors' Medical Treatment under Health Insurance." Of the 433 physicians who(More)
Athymic cytokine receptor gamma chain mutant mice that lack the thymus, Peyer's patches, cryptopatches (CP), and intestinal T cells were reconstituted with wild-type bone marrow cells. Bone marrow-derived TCR(-) intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) first appeared within villous epithelia of small intestine overlying the regenerated CP, and these TCR(-) IEL(More)
Lympho-hemopoietic progenitors residing in murine gut cryptopatches (CP) have been shown to generate intestinal intraepithelial T cells (IEL). To investigate the role of CP in progenitor maturation, we analyzed IEL in male mice with a truncated mutation of common cytokine receptor gamma-chain (CRgamma-/Y) in which CP were undetectable. IEL-expressing(More)
Numerous mouse intraepithelial T cells (IEL) bearing either TCR-alphabeta or TCR-gammadelta have been shown to develop somewhere in the intestinal mucosa without passing through the thymus. However, just where these T cells develop has been much less clear and has remained an open question to date. In an effort to investigate this issue, we carried out(More)
As CD44 is believed to be a homing receptor involved in lymphoid trafficking and inflammatory responses, it is expected to be closely linked to transplant rejection. In this study, the expression of CD44 during liver transplant rejection was compared with the expression of lymphocyte-function associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) and intercellular adhesion(More)
Recently, the Japanese government has decided to introduce an electronic medical record system in hospitals and medical establishments throughout Japan. However, these will not be stand-alone systems alone, since one of the main purposes behind the government's decision is the ability to share patient information among different medical facilities.(More)
On 14 December 1993, Mie PrefecturalInstitute of Public Health and EnvironmentalSciences was informed by Osaka Prefecture of four cases of paratyphoid fever. Allthe patients had used the same pension K in the Shima area of Mie Prefecture・ Then reports of paratyphoid cases came sequentially・ A totalof 27 paratyphoid cases were reported from the end of(More)
The conjugation of the prototype dihaloalkane ethylene dibromide (EDB) with glutathione (GSH) yields S-(2-bromoethyl)GSH, which gives rise to S-[2-(N7-guanyl)ethyl]GSH as the major DNA adduct (greater than or equal to 95%). All reaction steps have SN2 character. Another minor DNA and RNA adduct is S-[2-(N1-adenyl)ethyl]GSH, formed in vitro and in vivo.(More)
S-[2-(N7-Guanyl)ethyl]glutathione is the major adduct derived from modification of DNA with 1,2-dibromoethane in biological systems and is postulated to be a mutagenic lesion [Humphreys, W. G., Kim, D.-H., Cmarik, J. L., Shimada, T., & Guengerich, F. P. (1990) Biochemistry 29, 10342-10350]. Oligonucleotides containing this modified base were prepared by(More)