Tomoyoshi Ogino

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The Escherichia coli sensory kinase, ArcB, possesses a histidine-containing phosphotransfer (HPt) domain, which is implicated in the His-Asp multistep phosphorelay. We searched for a presumed phosphohistidine phosphatase, if present, which affects the function of the HPt domain through its dephosphorylation activity. Using in vivo screening, we first(More)
We report the pathological and virological findings of the first autopsy case of the 2009 pandemic influenza (A/H1N1pdm) virus infection in Japan. A man aged 33 years with chronic heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy, mild diabetes mellitus, atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, and obesity died of respiratory failure and multiple organ dysfunction(More)
To elucidate the mechanism of the persistent nature of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we examined whether the expression of HCV proteins affect the antiviral activity of interferon (IFN). Antiviral activity of IFN in HepG2 cells expressing all HCV (type 1b) proteins was much lower than vector control (VC) HepG2 cells when encephalomyocarditis virus(More)
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the mechanism behind low efficacy of interferon therapy to hepatitis C virus infected patients by using primary monkey hepatic parenchymal cells as a surrogate of primary human liver cells. The effects of various cytokines on the antiviral activity of IFNs in the monkey hepatic cells were studied to search for(More)
In Escherichia coli, expression of the major outer membrane proteins, OmpC and OmpF, is regulated in response to the medium osmolarity and other environmental stimuli. A two-component signal transduction system, mediated by EnvZ and OmpR, is crucially responsible for this osmotic regulation of the ompC and ompF genes. In this study, an E. coli gene was(More)
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