Toyofumi Nakanishi

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting motor neurons. The majority of patients are sporadic cases, while 5-10% of the patients have a family history of ALS (fALS). Mutations in the gene that encodes cytoplasmic Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) have been identified in about 25% of fALS cases. Although the(More)
BACKGROUND Molybdenum cofactor deficiency (resulting in combined deficiencies of the enzymes sulphite oxidase, xanthine dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase) and isolated sulphite oxidase deficiency are inherited metabolic diseases which follow an autosomal recessive trait of inheritance. Detection of these diseases in selective screening for inborn(More)
Melanoma is one of lethal malignant skin tumors and the sole effective cure for the disease can be achieved by surgical resection of primary tumor and early diagnosis for melanoma is crucial for patients' prognosis. Detection of novel tumor-related antibodies would aid in the diagnosis of early-stage cancer, in the detection of recurrence and in the(More)
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