Tsuneyuki Itano

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Challenge methods for inducing nocardiosis, caused by Nocardia seriolae in yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata, were evaluated. The first method involved intraperitoneal injection of 1.1 x 10(2), x 10(3) and x 10(4) cfu of N. seriolae; the second was by bath immersion with three different concentrations of bacterial suspension for 10 min; the third was by(More)
Nocardiosis caused by Nocardia seriolae is an important disease affecting marine fish for which neither control nor preventive measures are available. In this study, we investigated cytokine gene expression in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) infected with N. seriolae to understand the innate immune response. Japanese flounder were challenged with(More)
AIMS Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a novel method that amplifies DNA with high specificity and rapidity under isothermal conditions. In this study, using the LAMP method, a protocol for detecting Nocardia seriolae which is a causative agent of fish nocardiosis, was designed. METHODS AND RESULTS A set of four primers, two inner and two(More)
 Background: The purpose of the present study was to examine the influence of cooling and rewarming conditions using an accurate brain temperature control system.  Method: The brain temperature of animals was measured with a thermometer while feedback regulation was achieved with a cold (4°C) and hot (50°C) water on-off flow system. Brain temperature was(More)
 The long-term effects of post-ischaemic hypothermia are controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effects of post-ischaemic hypothermia on neuronal survival in gerbils in terms of morphology and function. Hypothermia was induced at 32° C for 4 h immediately after ischaemia. Examination was performed at 1 week and at 1 month(More)
We investigated the possible involvement of apoptosis in the increased germ-cell degeneration in undescended testes (UDT). Experimental unilateral cryptorchidism was induced in 21-day-old rats, and both testes were removed for in-situ TUNEL staining of apoptotic cells at 1, 3, 7, 10, and 14 days postoperation. A gradual increase in the incidence of(More)
Change of the surface temperature of the leg during open-heart-surgery was determined in five patients, in whom either side of the femoral artery was ligated for cannulation. While the surface temperature at the patella was least influenced, that at the ankle paralleled closely the changes in the core body temperature and blood supply to the leg. Their(More)
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