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Characterization and Molecular Analysis of Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae Clinical Isolates Obtained in Japan
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 inExpand
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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 chromosomeExpand
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Use of fluorescent-protein tagging to determine the subcellular localization of mycoplasma pneumoniae proteins encoded by the cytadherence regulatory locus.
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 theExpand
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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 DNAExpand
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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 changesExpand
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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 theExpand
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Febuxostat improves endothelial function in hemodialysis patients with hyperuricemia: A randomized controlled study
Endothelial dysfunction is often found in both hyperuricemia and hemodialysis patients. Recent studies have shown that treating hyperuricemia with allopurinol improves endothelial dysfunction. ThisExpand
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Mycoplasma hominis meningitis in a neonate: case report and review.
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 aExpand
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Antigenic variation in Bordetella pertussis isolates recovered from adults and children in Japan.
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 JapanExpand
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