Yoshihiro Kawamura

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To search for a gene(s) conferring susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy (DN), we genotyped over 80,000 gene-based single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Japanese patients and identified that the engulfment and cell motility 1 gene (ELMO1) was a likely candidate for conferring susceptibility to DN, in view of the significant association of an SNP in(More)
This paper describes a real application proven web mining approach. The approach performs with integrated data comprised of web logs and customer information involved in e-commerce web sites. The objective is to acquire behavior patterns of visitors on web sites. The mining tasks include the customer clustering, association rules among the web pages of(More)
BACKGROUND Although short interfering RNA (siRNA) has been widely used for studying gene functions in mammalian cells, its gene silencing efficacy varies markedly and there are only a few consistencies among the recently reported design rules/guidelines for selecting siRNA sequences effective for mammalian genes. Another shortcoming of the previously(More)
Short interfering RNA (siRNA) has been widely used for studying gene functions in mammalian cells but varies markedly in its gene-silencing efficacy. Although many design rules/guidelines for effective siRNAs based on various criteria have been reported recently, there are only a few consistencies among them. This makes it difficult to select effective(More)
The recommended treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis C, pegylated interferon α (PEG-IFN-α) plus rebavirin (RBV), does not provide a sustained virologic response in all patients, especially those with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. It is therefore important to predict whether or not a new patient with HCV genotype 1 will be cured by the(More)
The aim of this study was to develop a technically simple swine aneurysm-training model by inserting a silicone aneurysm circuit in the cervical vessels. A silicone aneurysm circuit was created by designing multiple aneurysms in size and configuration on a silicone vessel. Five swine underwent surgical implantation of this circuit in the cervical vessels:(More)
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