Publications

s-Afadin binds more preferentially to the cell adhesion molecules nectins than l-afadin.
Genes Cells 2014 Dec 29;19(12):853-63. Epub 2014 Sep 29.
Division of Pathogenetic Signaling, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan; Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0017, Japan.

Osteoblast-like differentiation of cultured human coronary artery smooth muscle cells by bone morphogenetic protein endothelial cell precursor-derived regulator (BMPER).
J Biol Chem 2012 Aug 9;287(36):30336-45. Epub 2012 Jul 9.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Kobe 650-0017, Japan.

Rapid optimization of antimicrobial chemotherapy given to pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia using PCR techniques with serology and standard culture.
J Infect Chemother 2007 Oct 30;13(5):305-13. Epub 2007 Oct 30.
Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology for Infectious Agents, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan.

The requirement of the glutamic acid residue at the third position from the carboxyl termini of the laminin gamma chains in integrin binding by laminins.
J Biol Chem 2007 Apr 15;282(15):11144-54. Epub 2007 Feb 15.
Laboratory of Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, 3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

High prevalence of type b beta-lactamase-non-producing ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae in meningitis: the situation in Japan where Hib vaccine has not been introduced.
J Antimicrob Chemother 2006 Jun 14;57(6):1077-82. Epub 2006 Apr 14.
Laboratory of Infectious Agents Surveillance, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University 5-9-1, Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Simultaneous detection of pathogens in clinical samples from patients with community-acquired pneumonia by real-time PCR with pathogen-specific molecular beacon probes.
J Clin Microbiol 2006 Apr;44(4):1440-6
Laboratory of Infectious Agents Surveillance, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan.

Assessment of real-time PCR for diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in pediatric patients.
Can J Microbiol 2006 Feb;52(2):125-9
Laboratory of Infectious Agents Surveillance, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, and National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Japan.

Antibiotic susceptibility according to genotype of penicillin-binding protein and macrolide resistance genes, and serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from community-acquired pneumonia in children.
J Antimicrob Chemother 2005 Oct 30;56(4):756-60. Epub 2005 Aug 30.
Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences and Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8641, Japan.

Emergence of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae with a 23S rRNA gene mutation.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2005 Jun;49(6):2302-6
Laboratory of Infectious Agents Surveillance, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minatoku, Tokyo, 108-8641 Japan.

In vitro activity of tebipenem, a new oral carbapenem antibiotic, against penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2005 Mar;49(3):889-94
Laboratory of Infectious Agents Surveillance, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences and Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, Kitasato University, Shirokane, Minato-ku, 108-8641 Tokyo, Japan.

Antibiotic susceptibility in relation to penicillin-binding protein genes and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains responsible for meningitis in Japan, 1999 to 2002.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2004 May;48(5):1488-94
Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences and Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Japan.

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