Yoshiro Nagao

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COS-1 cells were transfected by electroporation with a cDNA for human acid β-galactosidase cloned in our laboratory and stable transformants expressing the enzyme activity were selected. The precursor form of the enzyme was secreted in large quantities into the culture medium. The fibroblasts from patients with GM1-gangliosidosis or Morquio B disease showed(More)
We report a family with complex febrile seizures (FS). The proband is a 15-year-old boy with seizures that persisted beyond 6 years of age. His father, aunt, and cousin also have the histories of FS until 8, 9, and 8 years old, respectively. A base substitution 5569G-->T of voltage-gated sodium channel alpha-1 subunit gene was found in DNA derived from the(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common cause of acquired paediatric heart disease in developed countries. KD was first identified in the 1960s in Japan, and has been steadily increasing since it was first reported. The aetiology of KD has not been defined, but is assumed to be infection-related. The present study sought to identify the factor(s) that(More)
Huntington disease is caused by polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion in huntingtin. Selective and progressive neuronal loss is observed in the striatum and cerebral cortex in Huntington disease. We have addressed whether expanded polyQ aggregates appear in regions of the brain apart from the striatum and cortex and whether there is a correlation between expanded(More)
Episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2) has been reported to result from mutations in the CACNA1A gene, located on chromosome 19p13. We describe a family with episodic ataxia, clinically indistinguishable from EA2, that was not caused by CACNA1A gene mutation. The proband is an 11-year-old boy, who has had 6 cerebellar ataxic attacks since 8 years of age. His attacks(More)
AIM To investigate why breastfed infants are more likely to have prolonged jaundice than formula-fed infants. METHODS Serum unconjugated bilirubin (UCB), total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) were measured for 102 infants of 1 month. Enrolled infants were 42 breastfed, 40 mixed-fed and 20 bottle-fed infants. Statistic analyses for relationship(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4C (CMT4C) is an autosomal recessive peripheral neuropathy reported in several Algerian families. The gene locus of this disease has been narrowed to 5q31-33. Recently, a missense mutation in the gene for the kinesin superfamily KIF1B was reported as the cause of Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 2A (CMT2A). We suspected that(More)
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