Yoshinori Tsushima

Learn More
The prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection was examined in 480 healthy cattle (0-39 months old) in the Tokachi district in Hokkaido during the period from June to September in 2000 and from June to July in 2001. C. parvum oocysts were detected in 6 of 50 cattle (0-2 months old) in 2001; while C. muris was detected in 2 of 56 cattle (6-8 months old) in(More)
Poly(DL-lactic acid) (PLA) microspheres containing a neurotensin analogue [NA; H(CH3)-Arg-Lys-Pro-Trp-tert-Leu-Leu-OEt.3HCl] were prepared by a novel oil-in-water (o/w) solvent evaporation method, and the release behaviors were evaluated in vitro. About 20% of the loaded NA was released initially, and the subsequent release lasted for a month from(More)
The viability and infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) oocysts, detected in water samples collected from river water in Hokkaido, were investigated using Severe Combined Immunodeficient (SCID) mice. The water samples collected from September 27 through October 10, 2001 by filtration using Cuno cartridge filters were purified and concentrated by(More)
A comparison of the expression of surface membrane antigens between dendritic cells (DC) derived from Peyer's patch macrophages (DPP-DC) of non-infected and Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infected mice was performed. C57BL/6J mice aged 6-8 weeks of both sexes were infected orally with a 0.5 ml suspension containing 2 x 10(4) bradyzoites of the Beverley(More)
The phenotype and function of peritoneal cavity macrophage-derived dendritic cells (PEC-DC) was previously reported. In this study we have gone further in using our established culture system to generated discrete Peyer's patch dendritic cells (DPP-DC) from murine discrete Peyer's patch macrophages (DPP-Mø), following stimulation with granulocyte macrophage(More)
An epidemiological study was carried out in natural water supplies of Hokkaido, one of the largest dairy prefectures in Japan. To investigate the prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) oocysts water samples were collected from three rivers in the eastern area of Hokkaido from August 1999 to October 2001, and C. parvum oocysts were collected and(More)
This report describes the preparation of injectable microspheres containing a neurotensin analogue (NA), which is a hexapeptide with neurotensin activity. NA, a hydrophilic drug, was successfully entrapped into poly(dl-lactic acid) microspheres prepared by a novel oil-in-water solvent evaporation method. The preparation method was investigated with regard(More)
  • 1