Tomoaki Oida

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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)
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)
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)
Spectral properties of DNA oligomers containing the single modified guanine, S-[2-(N7-guanyl)ethyl]-glutathione, the major adduct derived from 1,2-dibromoethane, were investigated using UV, CD, and NMR. Two palindromic hexamers, d(ATGCAT) and d(ATCGAT), did not form a duplex with guanine bases modified. When the non self-complementary heptamer, d(CATGCCT),(More)
The suppressive effect of histamine H2-receptor antagonist, cimetidine, on gastric secretion was investigated in Ghosh-Schild rat. The study above was done in basal state under infusing normal saline (1 ml/h) and stimulated state by histamine-di-chloride (3.5 mg/kg-h), tetragastrin (50 mcg/kg-h) or calcium chloride (4 mg/kg-h). Dose related increase of(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)