Yasuhiko Okawa

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AIMS The mechanism of the host cell invasion of Plesiomonas shigelloides and its capability to induce apoptosis were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a time course experiment on the bacterial adherence and invasion of the P. shigelloides P-1 strain into Caco-2 cells using an invasion assay and flow cytometry. The adherence of P. shigelloides(More)
To elucidate the relationship between the frequency of core mutations and precore mutation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Japanese HBV carriers, we investigated the nucleotide sequence of the precore/core region of HBV in 26 Japanese HBV carriers [15 who were HBe antigen-negative (HBeAg−) and 11 who were HBeAg-positive (HBeAg+)]. The number of amino acid(More)
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