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Characterization and Molecular Analysis of Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae Clinical Isolates Obtained in Japan
- M. Matsuoka, M. Narita, +11 authors T. Sasaki
- Medicine, Biology
- Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
- 1 December 2004
ABSTRACT In recent years, Mycoplasma pneumoniae strains that are clinically resistant to macrolide antibiotics have occasionally been encountered in Japan. Of 76 strains of M. pneumoniae isolated in… Expand
The complete genomic sequence of Mycoplasma penetrans, an intracellular bacterial pathogen in humans.
The complete genomic sequence of an intracellular bacterial pathogen, Mycoplasma penetrans HF-2 strain, was determined. The HF-2 genome consists of a 1 358 633 bp single circular chromosome… Expand
Use of fluorescent-protein tagging to determine the subcellular localization of mycoplasma pneumoniae proteins encoded by the cytadherence regulatory locus.
- T. Kenri, S. Seto, A. Horino, Y. Sasaki, T. Sasaki, M. Miyata
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of bacteriology
- 15 October 2004
Mycoplasma pneumoniae lacks a cell wall but has internal cytoskeleton-like structures that are assumed to support the attachment organelle and asymmetric cell shape of this bacterium. To explore the… Expand
Characterization of Quasispecies of Pandemic 2009 Influenza A Virus (A/H1N1/2009) by De Novo Sequencing Using a Next-Generation DNA Sequencer
Pandemic 2009 influenza A virus (A/H1N1/2009) has emerged globally. In this study, we performed a comprehensive detection of potential pathogens by de novo sequencing using a next-generation DNA… Expand
Multiple promoter inversions generate surface antigenic variation in Mycoplasma penetrans.
Mycoplasma penetrans is a newly identified species of the genus MYCOPLASMA: It was first isolated from a urine sample from a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient. M. penetrans changes… Expand
A right paratracheal air cyst caused by tracheal diverticula.
A 65-year-old woman presented with pain in her throat and neck. Thin-section computed tomography (CT) revealed an air-filled lesion at the right paratracheal region and two narrow connections to the… Expand
Febuxostat improves endothelial function in hemodialysis patients with hyperuricemia: A randomized controlled study
- Y. Tsuruta, Kan Kikuchi, +8 authors K. Nitta
- Hemodialysis international. International…
- 1 October 2015
Endothelial dysfunction is often found in both hyperuricemia and hemodialysis patients. Recent studies have shown that treating hyperuricemia with allopurinol improves endothelial dysfunction. This… Expand
Mycoplasma hominis meningitis in a neonate: case report and review.
- A. Hata, Yuiko Honda, Kaoru Asada, Y. Sasaki, T. Kenri, D. Hata
- The Journal of infection
- 1 October 2008
Despite frequent colonization with Mycoplasma hominis, the invasive disease is rare in neonates. This study describes a neonatal case with meningitis in which M. hominis was isolated from a… Expand
Antigenic variation in Bordetella pertussis isolates recovered from adults and children in Japan.
- H. Han, K. Kamachi, K. Okada, H. Toyoizumi-Ajisaka, Y. Sasaki, Y. Arakawa
- Biology, Medicine
- 17 March 2008
Recently, the incidence of reported pertussis cases of adults has dramatically increased in Japan. In the present study, we analyzed seven Bordetella pertussis isolates recovered from adults in Japan… Expand
Two cases of otomyiasis caused by Sarcophaga peregrina and S. similis (Diptera : Sarcophagidae)