Wataru Matsumoto

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In order to examine the effect of HTLV-I proviral load on the pathogenesis of HAM/TSP, we measured the HTLV-I proviral load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from a large number of HAM/TSP patients and asymptomatic HTLV-I carriers. To measure the proviral load, we used an accurate and reproducible quantitative PCR method using a dual-labeled(More)
The risk of disease associated with persistent virus infections such as HIV-I, hepatitis B and C, and human T-lymphotropic virus-I (HTLV-I) is strongly determined by the virus load. However, it is not known whether a persistent class I HLA-restricted antiviral cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response reduces viral load and is therefore beneficial or causes(More)
Spike synchronization underlies information processing and storage in the brain. But how can neurons synchronize in a noisy network? By exploiting a high-speed (500-2,000 fps) multineuron imaging technique and a large-scale synapse mapping method, we directly compared spontaneous activity patterns and anatomical connectivity in hippocampal CA3 networks ex(More)
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is one outcome of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) infection. It remains unknown why the majority of infected people remain healthy, whereas only approximately 2-3% of infected individuals develop the disease. The active form of vitamin D has immunomodulatory effects, and(More)
We analyze demodulation methods for high-order QAM formats in the presence of quadrature angular skew caused by imperfect biasing of the transmitter. Proposed turbo demodulation improves skew tolerance of up to 33-degree angle for an SNR penalty of 1 dB for 1024QAM. European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) This work may not be copied or(More)
Three adult patients (38-year-old male, 86-year-old female, and 61-year-old male) in a family with mucolipidosis III (ML-III) were described. They had characteristic features of ML-III and they survived a long time. N-acetylglucosaminyl 1-phosphotransferase activity was low in fibroblasts of a patient, but its residual activity remained at a relatively high(More)
We report the clinical, electrophysiological, and pathological findings of two unrelated Japanese families with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) and confirm the findings of a deletion of peripheral myelin protein-22 (PMP-22) gene. Electrophysiological studies revealed slowing of nerve conduction velocities of the affected(More)
Human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) provirus load has been reported to be generally higher in patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) than in asymptomatic HTLV-I carriers (ACs). However, some ACs have a high HTLV-I provirus load comparable with that in patients with HAM/TSP. To examine whether other(More)
HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is one outcome of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection. It remains unknown why the majority of infected people remain healthy whereas only approximately 2-3% develop disease. Recently, heterozygous state of CD45 exon 4 mutation (C77C wild type and C77G mutant) was(More)
The influence of dietary tung oil, containing a high level of alpha-eleostearic acid (cis-9, trans-11, trans-13-octadecatrienoic acid, EA) on growth, egg production, and lipid and fatty acid compositions in tissues and egg yolks of laying hens was studied in White Leghorn hens. Forty-week-old hens were divided into three groups of eight birds each and fed(More)