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The seminal receptacle of Paragonimus ohirai contains not only mature spermatozoa, but also atypical and degenerate ones, suggesting that abnormal spermatozoa are retained in this organ. The spermatozoon is of a parallel biflagellar type with cortical microtubules, consisting of the anterior region, first mitochondrial region, intermediate (amitochondrial)(More)
The localization of catecholamines was documented in the cercaria ofSchistosoma mansoni andS. japonicum by a fluorescent histochmical method using glyoxylic acid (GA). Cell bodies and nerve fibres were spatially visualized in wholemount preparations, and the fluorescent traces were investigated. The nervous system was bilaterally symmetrical, showing a(More)
The ootype ofParagonimus ohirai was studied by both scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The ootype wall in 20-week-old worms from single infections was similar in its epithelial cell architecture and components to that of mated worms at 10 weeks postinfection. The lining epithelium consisted of a single layer of nucleated cells. The cytoplasm(More)
Epidemiologic studies' on schistosomiasis japonica were carried out in the Obitsu River basin of central Boso Peninsula, a newly found habitat of Oncomelania snails in Japan. Forty-five (4.1%) of 1,102 schoolchildren and 64 (10.4%) of 618 junior high school students were positive for the skin test with veronal buffered saline-extracted Schistosoma japonicum(More)
Antagonistic interactions between Schistosoma japonicum and Paragonimus ohirai were examined in the snail host, Oncomelania nosophora. When P. ohirai-infected snails were exposed to S. japonicum miracidia at intervals of 4 to 18 weeks post-first exposure, only a few snails (0-7%) were found to be superinfected with S. japonicum sporocysts. Sporocysts were(More)
  • Y Orido
  • 1987
The ultrastructure of the ovary of Paragonimus ohirai was investigated in different developmental stages of experimental infection in rats, from the metacercarial stage to the adult stage. The female reproductive cells were observed in order to understand the development of the ovary. During its development in the definitive host, the ovarian primordium and(More)
To clarify how and why blood pressure differs between occupations, the proportions of hypertensives, and the measures of blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and alcohol consumption among the individuals not taking antihypertensive drugs were compared between the eight occupational categories using the data from a health check-up for 589 middle-aged(More)
To examine whether the serum apolipoprotein A-I level (Apo A-I), serum apolipoprotein A-II level (Apo A-II) and serum apolipoprotein B level (Apo B) are related to cigarette-smoking habits, drinking frequency and body mass index (BMI) independent of serum lipoprotein cholesterol levels (HDLC, LDLC or VLDLC), we statistically analyzed the data on Apo A-I,(More)
To investigate whether blood pressure differs by taking preferred alcoholic beverage among habitual drinkers, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP) were compared among groups with different beverage types in 563 middle-aged Japanese males using data from a cross-sectional health survey conducted from February, 1989 through March, 1991 in five(More)