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Colonies which varied in opacity were isolated from the four strains of Vibrio vulnificus. Opaque and translucent colonial types of the strains were distinguished from the corresponding parent strains. Variation in the opacity of colonies formed by each strain was accompanied by variation of capsular material formation, which was clarified by electron(More)
In Mycobacterium smegmatis and a limited number of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, the involvement of alterations of the 16S rRNA gene (rrs) in resistance to kanamycin has been shown. To investigate the extent to which mutations in a specific region of the rrs gene and the kanamycin-resistant phenotype in clinically isolated M. tuberculosis strains were(More)
A new thermostable hemolysin (delta-VPH) gene was cloned from a Kanagawa-negative Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain into vector pBR322 in Escherichia coli K12. The nucleotide and amino acid sequences had no homology with those of the thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH) which causes the Kanagawa phenomenon, and of the thermolabile hemolysin (TLH) of V.(More)
Lecithin-dependent haemolysin (LDH) of Vibrio parahaemolyticus was purified from Escherichia coli C600 transformed with a plasmid (pHL591) ligated with a 1.5 kb DNA fragment of V. parahaemolyticus. The final preparation comprised two LDH proteins with different molecular masses which were immunologically cross-reactive and had the same enzymic activity. The(More)
CONCLUSION To differentiate serous cystadenoma from other cystic lesions communicating with the pancreatic duct, careful radiological examination is necessary. BACKGROUND Communication between the cystic cavity and the pancreatic duct in an ordinary serous cystadenoma is uncommon, although it is not uncommon in other cystic lesions, such as pseudocyst,(More)
Two asymptomatic patients with surgically proven solitary primary hepatic carcinoid tumors are reported. Ultrasonography showed hyperechoic masses containing multiple small cystic areas in both cases. On unenhanced CT, one tumor was of low density and one was isodense with multiple low density foci. One tumor showed marked retention of contrast medium on(More)
We witnessed outbreaks of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa at a hospital in Tokyo, Japan, during the period September 2004 through May 2005. The first outbreak occurred in September and October 2004. Three isolates of MDR P. aeruginosa were identified from urine samples obtained from three nonambulatory immunodeficient(More)
Using 39 clinical isolates of Mycobacterium strains with a broad range of susceptibility to rifampicin, we examined the relationship between the degree of resistance to rifampicin and mutational sites of the rpoB gene. All rifampicin-resistant strains had missense mutations. Twenty strains (95%) had a mutation in the cluster I region, which has also been(More)
Opaque (Op) and translucent (Tr) colonial variants were isolated from Vibrio vulnificus strains. Op-type variants were more resistant than the isogenic Tr-type variants, but the survival rate of the Op-type variants varied with the strains. Antisera were prepared by immunizing rabbit with whole cells of Op and Tr variants of some strains, in which the(More)
Intracellular growth of Legionella pneumophila Philadelphia-1 strain in peritoneal macrophages (PMP) from various rodents was measured and its correlation to the level of susceptibility of the animal was examined. In guinea pig PMP, the organism grew well and the guinea pig was very susceptible to it (50% lethal dose, LD50 = 7.6 X 10(4)). On the other hand,(More)