Publications

Case of Mycobacterium haemophilum misdiagnosed as Mycobacterium intracellulare due to one base insertion in the bacterial genome.
J Dermatol 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
Dermatology, Department of Internal Related, Faculty of Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.

Rapid preparation of high-purity nuclear proteins from a small number of cultured cells for use in electrophoretic mobility shift assays.
BMC Immunol 2014 Dec 20;15:586. Epub 2014 Dec 20.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, 189-0002, Tokyo, Japan.

Iodine excess as an environmental risk factor for autoimmune thyroid disease.
Int J Mol Sci 2014 Jul 21;15(7):12895-912. Epub 2014 Jul 21.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Disease, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Comprehensive analysis of prokaryotes in environmental water using DNA microarray analysis and whole genome amplification.
Pathogens 2013 Oct 30;2(4):591-605. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Demonstration of innate immune responses in the thyroid gland: potential to sense danger and a possible trigger for autoimmune reactions.
Thyroid 2013 Apr 18;23(4):477-87. Epub 2013 Mar 18.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan.

Bacteremia due to Mycobacterium massiliense in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia: case report.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 Oct 13;74(2):183-5. Epub 2012 Jul 13.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Defense Medical College Hospital, Tokorozawa 359-8513, Japan.



Thyroglobulin (Tg) activates MAPK pathway to induce thyroid cell growth in the absence of TSH, insulin and serum.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2012 Apr 16;420(3):611-5. Epub 2012 Mar 16.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Higashimurayama, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Identification of microRNAs that mediate thyroid cell growth induced by TSH.
Mol Endocrinol 2012 Mar 2;26(3):493-501. Epub 2012 Feb 2.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.

Fragments of genomic DNA released by injured cells activate innate immunity and suppress endocrine function in the thyroid.
Endocrinology 2011 Apr 8;152(4):1702-12. Epub 2011 Feb 8.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Multiple cases of cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection in a "hot spa" in Japan.
J Clin Microbiol 2011 Feb 15;49(2):613-7. Epub 2010 Dec 15.
Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Detection of Mycobacterium leprae DNA from archaeological skeletal remains in Japan using whole genome amplification and polymerase chain reaction.
PLoS One 2010 Aug 26;5(8):e12422. Epub 2010 Aug 26.
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Mycobacteriology, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan.

Extrachromosomal histone H2B mediates innate antiviral immune responses induced by intracellular double-stranded DNA.
J Virol 2010 Jan 11;84(2):822-32. Epub 2009 Nov 11.
Department of Molecular Biodefense Research, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawaku, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan.

Expression of a thyroglobulin (Tg) variant in mouse kidney glomerulus.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009 Nov 28;389(2):269-73. Epub 2009 Aug 28.
Department of Bioregulation, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Whole-genome tiling array analysis of Mycobacterium leprae RNA reveals high expression of pseudogenes and noncoding regions.
J Bacteriol 2009 May 13;191(10):3321-7. Epub 2009 Mar 13.
Department of Bioregulation, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

[Comprehensive analysis of RNA expression of Mycobacterium leprae and clinical and biological significance].
Nihon Hansenbyo Gakkai Zasshi 2009 Feb;78(1):61-5
Department of Bioregulation, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-2-1 Aoba-cho, Higashimurayama, Tokyo 189-0002, Japan.

Expression of adipose differentiation-related protein (ADRP) and perilipin in macrophages infected with Mycobacterium leprae.
FEMS Microbiol Lett 2008 Dec;289(1):72-9
Department of Bioregulation, Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan.

"Mycobacterium ulcerans subsp. shinshuense" isolated from a skin ulcer lesion: identification based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing.
J Clin Microbiol 2007 Nov 19;45(11):3840-3. Epub 2007 Sep 19.
Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Higashimurayama-Shi, Tokyo, Japan.


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