Tsunehiko Yoshida

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PURPOSE To study the effect of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 10q26, recently shown to be associated with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Chinese and Caucasian cohorts, in a Japanese cohort. METHODS Using genomic DNA isolated from peripheral blood of wet AMD cases and age-matched controls, we genotyped two(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a collection of diseases in which rod photoreceptors die from a variety of mutations. After rods die, the level of tissue oxygen in the outer retina becomes elevated and there is progressive oxidative damage to cones that ultimately triggers apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that NADPH oxidase (Nox) and/or(More)
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) transduce the signal of a wide variety of chemokines, cytokines, neurotransmitters, hormones, odorants, and others to regulate the biologic homeostasis, including hematopoiesis and immunity. Here we report the molecular cloning of leukocyte-specific STAT-induced GPCR (LSSIG), which is a novel murine orphan GPCR with the(More)
PURPOSE The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 triggered powerful tsunami waves off the northeastern Pacific coast of Japan that destroyed almost all of the built-up areas along the coast. The study reported here examined the role played by the Vision Van, a mobile outpatient ophthalmological clinic, in providing eye care to disaster evacuees. (More)
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