Takashi Sugita

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Affiliation: Meiji Pharmaceutical University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comprehensive analysis of the skin fungal microbiota of astronauts during a half-year stay at the International Space Station
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 54:232-9. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Temporal changes in the skin Malassezia microbiota of members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE): A case study in Antarctica as a pseudo-space environment
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 53:717-24. 2015
  3. pmc Familial summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis in Japan: two case reports and review of the literature
    Akira Nakajima
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6 20 2 Shinkawa, 181 8611, Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan
    BMC Res Notes 6:371. 2013
  4. pmc Anti-Malassezia-Specific IgE Antibodies Production in Japanese Patients with Head and Neck Atopic Dermatitis: Relationship between the Level of Specific IgE Antibody and the Colonization Frequency of Cutaneous Malassezia Species and Clinical Severity
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, 6 7 1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160 0023, Japan
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2011:645670. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-universal usage of the leucine CUG codon and the molecular phylogeny of the genus Candida
    T Sugita
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research RIKEN, Saitama, Japan
    Syst Appl Microbiol 22:79-86. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Trichosporon asahii from environmental materials
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 38:27-30. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and taxonomic heterogeneity of Cryptococcus humicolus by analysis of the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer regions and 18S rDNA, and the phylogenetic relationships of C. humicolus, C. curvatus, and the genus Trichosporon
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 44:455-61. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Intraspecies diversity of Cryptococcus albidus isolated from humans as revealed by sequences of the internal transcribed spacer regions
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:291-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Two new yeasts, Trichosporon debeurmannianum sp. nov. and Trichosporon dermatis sp. nov., transferred from the Cryptococcus humicola complex
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:1221-8. 2001
  10. pmc Genetic diversity and biochemical characteristics of Trichosporon asahii isolated from clinical specimens, houses of patients with summer-type-hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and environmental materials
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, 204 8588 Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2405-11. 2001

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Publications103 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Comprehensive analysis of the skin fungal microbiota of astronauts during a half-year stay at the International Space Station
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 54:232-9. 2016
    ..These findings will provide information useful for maintaining the health of astronauts staying in the space environment for long periods and for preventing infection due to the human skin microbiota. ..
  2. doi request reprint Temporal changes in the skin Malassezia microbiota of members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE): A case study in Antarctica as a pseudo-space environment
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 53:717-24. 2015
    ..restricta shifted to seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff types. These results provide useful information for the development of skin hygiene management plans for astronauts staying at the ISS. ..
  3. pmc Familial summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis in Japan: two case reports and review of the literature
    Akira Nakajima
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6 20 2 Shinkawa, 181 8611, Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan
    BMC Res Notes 6:371. 2013
    ..The incidence of summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis is higher in the summer season, especially in Japan, due to the influence of the hot and humid environment and the common style of wood house or old concrete condominiums...
  4. pmc Anti-Malassezia-Specific IgE Antibodies Production in Japanese Patients with Head and Neck Atopic Dermatitis: Relationship between the Level of Specific IgE Antibody and the Colonization Frequency of Cutaneous Malassezia Species and Clinical Severity
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, 6 7 1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160 0023, Japan
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2011:645670. 2011
    ..The clinical severity of HNAD was correlated with the total level of specific IgE antibodies against Malassezia species and the number of Malassezia species detected...
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-universal usage of the leucine CUG codon and the molecular phylogeny of the genus Candida
    T Sugita
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research RIKEN, Saitama, Japan
    Syst Appl Microbiol 22:79-86. 1999
    ..The species decoding CUG as serine and leucine formed distinct clusters on both molecular phylogenetic trees. Our result suggests that non-universal decoding is not a rare event, and that it is widely distributed in the genus Candida...
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Trichosporon asahii from environmental materials
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 38:27-30. 2000
    ..We isolated 29 T. asahii colonies from environmental samples using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and dichloran rose bengal chloramphenicol (DRBC) medium. Our results suggest that T. asahii is common in nature...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and taxonomic heterogeneity of Cryptococcus humicolus by analysis of the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer regions and 18S rDNA, and the phylogenetic relationships of C. humicolus, C. curvatus, and the genus Trichosporon
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 44:455-61. 2000
    ..humicolus strains obtained from humans belonged to the group of Trichosporon serotype I species. The results suggest that C. humicolus is a genetically heterogeneous species which should be reclassified on the basis of DNA sequence data...
  8. ncbi request reprint Intraspecies diversity of Cryptococcus albidus isolated from humans as revealed by sequences of the internal transcribed spacer regions
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:291-7. 2001
    ..albidus and C. diffluens. All isolates were sensitive to amphotericin B, but several isolates were resistant to fluconazole and itraconazole. C. albidus heterogeneity should be taken into consideration when identifying clinical isolates...
  9. ncbi request reprint Two new yeasts, Trichosporon debeurmannianum sp. nov. and Trichosporon dermatis sp. nov., transferred from the Cryptococcus humicola complex
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:1221-8. 2001
    ..Sequence analyses clearly revealed that they were two new Trichosporon species. The names Trichosporon dermatis sp. nov. (= CBS 2043T) and Trichosporon debeurmannianum sp. nov. (= CBS 1896T) are proposed for these strains...
  10. pmc Genetic diversity and biochemical characteristics of Trichosporon asahii isolated from clinical specimens, houses of patients with summer-type-hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and environmental materials
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, 204 8588 Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2405-11. 2001
    ..asahii seem to be related to the source of the isolate. We also found a specific DNA fragment for the clinical isolates and strains isolated from SHP patients' houses...
  11. pmc Molecular analysis of Malassezia microflora on the skin of atopic dermatitis patients and healthy subjects
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3486-90. 2001
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of a nested PCR as an alternative to fungal culture for analysis of the distribution of cutaneous Malassezia spp...
  12. ncbi request reprint Diversity among strains of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii as revealed by a sequence analysis of multiple genes and a chemotype analysis of capsular polysaccharide
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:757-68. 2001
    ..neoformans var. gattii has more genetic diversity than the serotype C strain of C. neoformans var. gattii or the varieties grubii and neoformans of C. neoformans, but there was no correlation between genotype and chemotype...
  13. pmc New yeast species, Malassezia dermatis, isolated from patients with atopic dermatitis
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1363-7. 2002
    ..Thus, we concluded that our isolates were new members of the genus Malassezia and propose the name Malassezia dermatis sp. nov. for these isolates...
  14. pmc Sequence analysis of the ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer 1 regions of Trichosporon species
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1826-30. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that analysis of IGS regions provides a powerful method to distinguish between phylogenetically closely related species and that a geographic substructure may exist among T. asahii clinical isolates...
  15. ncbi request reprint A basidiomycetous anamorphic yeast, Trichosporon terricola sp. nov., isolated from soil
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose 204 8588, Japan
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 48:293-7. 2002
  16. ncbi request reprint Extracellular proteinase and phospholipase activity of three genotypic strains of a human pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 46:881-3. 2002
    ..The genotype B strains had significantly higher proteinase and phospholipase activities than genotypes A or C. These results suggest that to understand the pathogenesis of C. albicans, the genotypes should be considered...
  17. ncbi request reprint The first isolation of ustilaginomycetous anamorphic yeasts, Pseudozyma species, from patients' blood and a description of two new species: P. parantarctica and P. thailandica
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 47:183-90. 2003
    ..thailandica was also resistant to fluconazole and itraconazole. As far as we know, this is the first isolation of Pseudozyma strains from humans. The two new species are described...
  18. pmc Sequence diversity of the intergenic spacer region of the rRNA gene of Malassezia globosa colonizing the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy individuals
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3022-7. 2003
    ..globosa from AD patients and that from healthy subjects. These findings suggest that a specific genotype of M. globosa may play a significant role in AD, although M. globosa commonly colonizes both AD patients and healthy subjects...
  19. pmc Description of a new yeast species, Malassezia japonica, and its detection in patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy subjects
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4695-9. 2003
    ..3%) and 3 of the 22 healthy subjects (13.6%). Although it is not known whether M. japonica plays a role in AD, this species was part of the microflora in both patients with AD and healthy subjects...
  20. ncbi request reprint A new yeast, Malassezia yamatoensis, isolated from a patient with seborrheic dermatitis, and its distribution in patients and healthy subjects
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:579-83. 2004
    ..M. yamatoensis DNA was detected from 3 of 31 SD patients (9.7%), 5 of 36 AD patients (13.9%), and 1 of 22 healthy subjects (4.6%). Therefore, M. yamatoensis is a rare member of the cutaneous microflora...
  21. ncbi request reprint Genotype analysis of Malassezia restricta as the major cutaneous flora in patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy subjects
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:755-9. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that a specific genotype of M. restricta plays a significant role in AD, although M. restricta commonly colonizes both AD patients and healthy subjects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Fluconazole-resistant pathogens Candida inconspicua and C. norvegensis: DNA sequence diversity of the rRNA intergenic spacer region, antifungal drug susceptibility, and extracellular enzyme production
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:761-6. 2004
    ..inconspicua and C. norvegensis...
  23. pmc Analysis of Trichosporon isolates obtained from the houses of patients with summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, 204 8588 Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5467-71. 2004
    ..Based on our analysis, we conclude that the strains that play the most significant roles in the development of SHP are T. dermatis, T. asahii genotype 3, and T. montevideense, representing serotypes I, II, and III, respectively...
  24. pmc Antifungal activities of tacrolimus and azole agents against the eleven currently accepted Malassezia species
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2824-9. 2005
    ..245 to 0.378. Our results provide the basis for testing these agents in future clinical trials to reduce the number of Malassezia cells colonizing the skin surface in patients with AD...
  25. pmc Trichosporon species isolated from guano samples obtained from bat-inhabited caves in Japan
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7626-9. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that Trichosporon spp. are the major yeast species in bat guano in Japan and that bat guano is a potentially rich source of previously undescribed yeast species...
  26. ncbi request reprint Genotype analysis of the variable internal repeat region in the rRNA gene of Trichophyton tonsurans isolated from Japanese Judo practitioners
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 50:57-60. 2006
    ..All 101 isolates obtained from Japanese Judo practitioners had the identical genotype. This suggests that a specific genotype strain occurs throughout Japan...
  27. ncbi request reprint Candida pseudohaemulonii Sp. Nov., an amphotericin B-and azole-resistant yeast species, isolated from the blood of a patient from Thailand
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 50:469-73. 2006
    ..The species were easily distinguished using an ID32 yeast identification kit. The taxonomic description of C. pseudohaemulonii sp. nov. is presented...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of cutaneous malassezia in atopic dermatitis patients using real-time PCR
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 50:549-52. 2006
    ..Seven to 12 times more Malassezia colonized the head and neck compared to the trunk or limbs, and the species M. globosa and M. restricta accounted for approximately 80% of all Malassezia colonization at any body site...
  29. ncbi request reprint Time-kill assay of itraconazole against Malassezia species
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 50:625-7. 2006
    ..A concentration exceeding 4x MIC decreased the growth to less than the inoculum amount (1 x 10(5) cells/ml)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR TaqMan assay for detecting Trichophyton tonsurans, a causative agent of tinea capitis, from hairbrushes
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Japan
    Med Mycol 44:579-81. 2006
    ..We recently developed a real-time PCR TaqMan assay as a culture-independent method for the rapid detection of T. tonsurans from hairbrushes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcus arboriformis Sp. Nov., a novel anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast species isolated from a patient's urine
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:543-5. 2007
    ..A phylogenetic analysis positioned Cryptococcus arboriformis in the Trichosporonales lineage and showed that it is closely related to C. haglerorum...
  32. doi request reprint Quantitative analysis of the cutaneous Malassezia microbiota in 770 healthy Japanese by age and gender using a real-time PCR assay
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Med Mycol 48:229-33. 2010
    ..M. globosa and M. restricta together accounted for more than 70% of Malassezia spp. recovered regardless of gender. The total colonization of Malassezia and the ratio of the two major species change with age and gender in humans...
  33. ncbi request reprint In vitro activities of azole antifungal agents against Propionibacterium acnes isolated from patients with acne vulgaris
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Kyoto, Japan
    Biol Pharm Bull 33:125-7. 2010
    ..acnes activity, including against antibiotic-resistant isolates. Time-kill assay also showed the time-dependent activity of the drugs. Fluconazole and voriconazole showed no anti-P. acnes activity...
  34. doi request reprint The opportunistic yeast pathogen Trichosporon asahii colonizes the skin of healthy individuals: analysis of 380 healthy individuals by age and gender using a nested polymerase chain reaction assay
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo
    Microbiol Immunol 55:483-8. 2011
    ..asahii is part of the cutaneous fungal microbiota in humans. Cutaneous T. asahii may be one of the routes through which deep-seated trichosporonosis is acquired, whereas environmental T. asahii is not associated with this infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of melanin upon susceptibility of Cryptococcus to antifungals
    Reiko Ikeda
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 47:271-7. 2003
    ..Fluconazole, in contrast, was not removed from solution by melanin. This suggests that neoformans cryptococcal melanin deposited amphotericin B in the cell wall binds, reducing its effective concentrations...
  36. ncbi request reprint The basidiomycetous yeasts Cryptococcus diffluens and C. liquefaciens colonize the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 47:945-50. 2003
    ..diffluens, C. liquefaciens, M. globosa, and M. restricta together colonize the skin surface of AD patients at a high frequency...
  37. doi request reprint Cryptococcus tepidarius sp. nov., a thermotolerant yeast species isolated from a stream from a hot-spring area in Japan
    Masako Takashima
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN BioResource Center, Wako, Saitama 351 0198, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:181-5. 2009
    ..The strains grew in YM broth at 47 degrees C and in YM broth with the pH adjusted to 1.5 by HCl, indicating that the species is thermotolerant and acid-tolerant...
  38. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis of Malassezia microflora in seborrheic dermatitis patients: comparison with other diseases and healthy subjects
    Mami Tajima
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Invest Dermatol 128:345-51. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that certain strains of M. restricta occur in the lesional skin of SD patients...
  39. doi request reprint Differentiation of Trichophyton rubrum clinical isolates from Japanese and Chinese patients by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA and DNA sequence analysis of the non-transcribed spacer region of the rRNA gene
    Xiumin Yang
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8421, Japan
    J Dermatol Sci 54:38-42. 2009
    ..Trichophyton rubrum is the most common pathogen causing dermatophytosis worldwide. Recent genetic investigations showed that the microorganism originated in Africa and then spread to Europe and North America via Asia...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Recent advances in research on Malassezia microbiota in humans]
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University
    Med Mycol J 54:39-44. 2013
    ..The external ear canal and sole of the foot are colonized by specific Malassezia microbiota...
  41. doi request reprint Characterization of Malassezia microbiota in the human external auditory canal and on the sole of the foot
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 56:238-44. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that a distinctive Malassezia microbiota is present in the external auditory canal and on the sole of the foot, although the clinical significance of this finding remains unknown...
  42. doi request reprint Microbe-I: fungal biota analyses of the Japanese experimental module KIBO of the International Space Station before launch and after being in orbit for about 460 days
    Kazuo Satoh
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology Genome Research Center, Teikyo University, 359 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192 0395, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 55:823-9. 2011
    ..g., the soil). In conclusion, the cleanliness in KIBO was equivalent to that in a clean room environment on the ground...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Molecular and quantitative analyses of Malassezia microflora on the skin of atopic dermatitis patients and genotyping of M. globosa DNA]
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 44:61-4. 2003
    ..The genotypes of the microorganisms obtained from AD patients were significantly different from those obtained from healthy subjects. We believe that a specific genotype of M. globosa is responsible for exacerbation of AD...
  44. ncbi request reprint Three new combinations from the Cryptococcus laurentii complex: Cryptococcus aureus, Cryptococcus carnescens and Cryptococcus peneaus
    Masako Takashima
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Saitama 351 0198, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1187-94. 2003
    ..nov. (type strain CBS 973T=ATCC 32064T=MUCL 30641T=NRRL Y-1503T) and Cryptococcus peneaus comb. nov. (type strain CBS 2409T=ATCC 13546T=MUCL 30643T=NRRL Y-2005T), are proposed from this group...
  45. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis of Malassezia microflora in the lesional skin of psoriasis patients
    Misato Amaya
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Dermatol 34:619-24. 2007
    ..1 +/- 1.9 in the AD patients, and 2.8 +/- 0.8 in the healthy subjects, suggesting that the skin microflora of psoriasis patients and AD patients show greater diversity than that of healthy subjects...
  46. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the levels of specific IgE against Cryptococcus diffluens and Cryptococcus liquefaciens in patients with atopic dermatitis
    Hiroshi Kato
    Department of Immunobiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:945-50. 2007
    ..diffluens and C. liquefaciens antigens . These results suggest that fungal components from C. diffluens and C. liquefaciens may act as allergens and play a role in the pathogenesis of AD...
  47. doi request reprint Quantitative PCR assay used to monitor serum Trichosporon asahii DNA concentrations in disseminated trichosporonosis
    Yoichiro Tsuji
    Department of Pediatrics, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:1035-7. 2008
    ..Quantitative PCR assay results for Trichosporon asahii DNA in the sera were well correlated with the patient's clinical course. Based on the in vitro susceptibility test, the organism was susceptible to voriconazole...
  48. doi request reprint Characterization of the skin fungal microbiota in patients with atopic dermatitis and in healthy subjects
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Microbiology Department of Immunobiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 55:625-32. 2011
    ..When the fungal microbiota of the samples from patients with mild/moderate to severe AD and healthy individuals were clustered together by principal coordinates analysis they were found to be clustered according to health status...
  49. doi request reprint Sequence diversity of the intergenic spacer region of the rRNA gene of Cryptococcus albidus isolated from the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy individuals
    Enshi Zhang
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 57:74-6. 2013
    ..5%, 15/40). The intergenic spacer 1 region of the rRNA gene of this species consists of four sequence types: I, II, III and IV. Types I and II were predominant among healthy subjects and atopic dermatitis patients, respectively...
  50. doi request reprint Genetic and biological features of catheter-associated Malassezia furfur from hospitalized adults
    Takamasa Kaneko
    Department of Microbiology, Kanto Chemical Co, Inc, Chuo Ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 50:74-80. 2012
    ..These results suggest that particular factors, such as non-autoaggregation and very high lipolytic enzyme activity for parenteral lipid emulsions, play important roles in the growth and pathogenicity of Malassezia-related sepsis...
  51. doi request reprint Identification of the major allergen of Malassezia globosa relevant for atopic dermatitis
    Yoshio Ishibashi
    Department of Immunobiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Dermatol Sci 55:185-92. 2009
    ..Malasseziaglobosa constitutes a part of the normal flora of human skin, but may induce IgE production in atopic dermatitis (AD). However, information on M.globosa allergens is scant...
  52. ncbi request reprint Detection and quantification of specific IgE antibodies against eight Malassezia species in sera of patients with atopic dermatitis by using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
    Hiroshi Kato
    Department of Immunobiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 50:851-6. 2006
    ..restricta contained species specific as well as shared antigens. Therefore, M. restricta could be considered as a candidate diagnostic antigen for detecting anti-Malassezia IgE in sera from AD patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the treatment protocol described in the guidelines for Trichophyton tonsurans infection
    Yumi Shiraki
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2 1 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 49:27-31. 2008
    ..Infection usually provokes only a weak inflammatory response, and treatment compliance tends to be poor...
  54. ncbi request reprint Antifungal pharmacodynamic characteristics of amphotericin B against Trichosporon asahii, using time-kill methodology
    Yoshimi Toriumi
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 46:89-93. 2002
    ..Susceptibility testing confirmed the resistance of T. asahii to amphotericin B, and in vitro pharmacodynamic results also suggest that amphotericin B is not suitable therapy for T. asahii infection...
  55. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic switching and beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase activity of the pathogenic yeast Trichosporon asahii
    Tomoe Ichikawa
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:237-42. 2004
    ..No other clinically relevant Trichosporon species (T. mucoides, T. inkin, and T. ovoides ) produced this enzyme. These results provide basal information for understanding the pathogenic potential of T. asahii...
  56. ncbi request reprint Molecular investigation of a fungemia outbreak due to Candida parapsilosis in an intensive care unit
    Murat Dizbay
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Committee, Gazi University, Tokyo, Japan
    Braz J Infect Dis 12:395-9. 2008
    ..Candida parapsilosis may require an intravascular foreign body to cause fungemia, but this outbreak shows that it can be transmitted nosocomially and can cause epidemics...
  57. pmc Draft Genome Sequence of the Causative Antigen of Summer-Type Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Trichosporon domesticum JCM 9580
    Otomi Cho
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Genome Announc 4:. 2016
    ..This genomic information will help elucidate the mechanisms of the development of SHP. ..
  58. ncbi request reprint A nationwide survey of Trichophyton tonsurans infection among combat sport club members in Japan using a questionnaire form and the hairbrush method
    Yumi Shiraki
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Am Acad Dermatol 54:622-6. 2006
    ..To overcome this outbreak, a survey for T. tonsurans infection in Japan may be essential...
  59. ncbi request reprint A Chinese-Japanese boy with black dot ringworm due to Trichophyton violaceum
    Maho Kondo
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Dermatol 33:165-8. 2006
    ..violaceum, and only five cases with T. violaceum macroconidia formation have been reported in Japan (including this case). We also report the method for visualizing conidia formation of T. violaceum using Fungi-tape and MycoPerm-blue...
  60. ncbi request reprint Detection of pathogenic yeasts from processed fresh edible sea urchins sold in a fish market
    Teruo Kajikazawa
    Department of Immunobiology Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 48:169-72. 2007
    ..As these yeasts are opportunistic pathogens, infections in healthy individuals normally will not occur, but it should be understood that processed fresh edible sea urchin includes such opportunistic yeast pathogens...
  61. ncbi request reprint Identification of Trichophyton rubrum by nested PCR analysis from paraffin embedded specimen in trichophytia profunda acuta of the glabrous skin
    Keisuke Nagao
    Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 160 8582, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:129-32. 2005
    ..Although these tests are most important for diagnosis of TPAGS, nested PCR using paraffin embedded skin sections may be an alternative method to identify the etiological agent...
  62. doi request reprint Epidemiological aspects of Trichophyton rubrum var. raubitschekii in Japan
    Midori Hiruma
    Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Dermatol 39:1000-1. 2012
    ..58) and the remaining 199 clinical isolates tested negative. Further epidemiological investigations are required to study human cases of infection with the granular type of T. rubrum and T. rubrum var. raubitschekii in Japan...
  63. doi request reprint Transmission of the major skin microbiota, Malassezia, from mother to neonate
    Rie Nagata
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Pediatr Int 54:350-5. 2012
    ..In the present study, transmission of skin microbiota from mothers to their neonates was elucidated using the Malassezia microbiota as an indicator...
  64. pmc Laccase and melanization in clinically important Cryptococcus species other than Cryptococcus neoformans
    Reiko Ikeda
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1214-8. 2002
    ..laurentii, and C. curvatus migrated more slowly than that from C. neoformans. One strain of C. curvatus exhibited two melanin bands. Thus, several clinically emerging Cryptococcus species express laccase and can synthesize melanin...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Intraspecies diversity of Trichosporon asahii as the causative agent of opportunistic fungal infection and summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis]
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588 Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 44:7-12. 2003
    ..Of the five genotypes, three were isolates that originated in Japan, whereas two were American isolates. IGS sequence analysis shows great potential as a new epidemiological tool...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Genotype analysis of the rRNA gene of Malassezia colonizing the skin surface of patients with atopic dermatitis]
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:147-50. 2005
    ..We found a new analytically significant role of the rRNA gene in Malassezia species, in addition to its use for fungal taxonomy and identification...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Molecular analysis of Malassezia species isolated from three cases of Akatsuki disease (pomade crust)]
    Mami Tajima
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:193-6. 2005
    ..sympodialis were common in healthy subjects, the two aforementioned species were rare, suggesting that the presence of M. obtusa and M. slooffiae in the subjects in the present study is correlated to the pathogenesis of Akatsuki disease...
  68. pmc Revised culture-based system for identification of Malassezia species
    Takamasa Kaneko
    Kanto Chemical Co Inc, Marusan Bldg, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3737-42. 2007
    ..The results presented here indicate that our proposed identification system will be useful as a routine tool for the identification of clinically important Malassezia species in clinical laboratories...
  69. ncbi request reprint Trichosporon japonicum sp. nov. isolated from the air
    T Sugita
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research RIKEN, Saitama, Japan
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 48:1425-9. 1998
    ..T. japonicum is distinguished from both T. inkin and T. ovoides by its ability to assimilate inulin, and its inability to assimilate L-rhamnose. JCM 8357T is the type strain of the species...
  70. ncbi request reprint DNA sequence diversity of intergenic spacer I region in the non-lipid-dependent species Malassezia pachydermatis isolated from animals
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 43:21-6. 2005
    ..Our results indicate that the sequence of the IGS region of M. pachydermatis has a remarkable intraspecies diversity, compared with ITS or D1/D2 26S rDNA, and that multiple genotypic strains of M. pachydermatis colonize animal skin...
  71. doi request reprint Pyridone alkaloids from a marine-derived fungus, Stagonosporopsis cucurbitacearum, and their activities against azole-resistant Candida albicans
    Asami Haga
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose shi, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    J Nat Prod 76:750-4. 2013
    ..Didymellamide A (1) exhibited antifungal activity against azole-resistant Candida albicans. ..
  72. pmc Taxonomic richness of yeasts in Japan within subtropical and cool temperate areas
    Masako Takashima
    Microbe Division Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN BioResource Center, Wako, Saitama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e50784. 2012
    ..Consequently, the identification of yeasts and measurement of their diversity at the genus level remains difficult, as does assignment of genera to higher taxonomic ranks...
  73. ncbi request reprint The anthracycline antitumor agents doxorubicin and daunorubicin reduce the activity of Candida albicans phospholipase B
    Rika Arai
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:665-7. 2004
    ..albicans. These two agents have the potential to inhibit the activity of C. albicans phospholipase B, although the inhibitory concentrations exceeded the clinical dose...
  74. pmc Taxonomic position of deep-seated, mucosa-associated, and superficial isolates of Trichosporon cutaneum from trichosporonosis patients
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 33:1368-70. 1995
    ..cutaneum and a variety of T. montevideense. These findings suggest that T. cutaneum is a heterogeneous species in clinical samples and that the causative agents of trichosporonosis exist in four or more species...
  75. pmc Serological relationships of Cryptococcus spp.: distribution of antigenic factors in Cryptococcus and intraspecies diversity
    R Ikeda
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 38:4021-5. 2000
    ..Using serological features, similarities and differences between Cryptococcus species were demonstrated. Our study contributes to a better description of the genus Cryptococcus and related species phenotypically and phylogenetically...
  76. ncbi request reprint Reclassification of the Cryptococcus humicola complex
    M Takashima
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Saitama
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:2199-210. 2001
    ..humicola; however, after reclassification, the ubiquinone type of the species in each phylogenetic group was shown to be uniform, indicating that it is a useful criterion for the taxonomy of the Trichosporonales...
  77. doi request reprint Branchiibius cervicis sp. nov., a novel species isolated from patients with atopic dermatitis
    Junko Tomida
    Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy, Aichi Gakuin University, 1 100 Kusumoto cho, Nagoya 464 8650, Aichi, Japan
    Syst Appl Microbiol 34:503-7. 2011
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is PAGU 1247(T) (=NBRC 106593(T)=DSM 24166(T))...
  78. ncbi request reprint [Molecular taxonomy and identification of pathogenic fungi based on DNA sequence analysis]
    Takashi Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 45:55-8. 2004
    ..At present, almost all pathogenic fungi can be identified by determining the D1/D2 26S rDNA and ITS region of rRNA gene. This paper describes the practical taxonomy and identification of pathogenic fungi based on DNA sequence analysis...
  79. ncbi request reprint Cytokine secretion profile of human keratinocytes exposed to Malassezia yeasts
    Yoshio Ishibashi
    Department of Immunobiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 48:400-9. 2006
    ..globosa, while IL-4 mRNA expression was induced only by M. restricta. These findings suggest that M. globosa and M. restricta play a synergistic role in triggering or exacerbating AD by stimulating the Th2 immune response...
  80. ncbi request reprint A nested PCR assay to detect DNA in sera for the diagnosis of deep-seated trichosporonosis
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:143-8. 2001
    ..Of the four samples in which PS antigen was not detected, the nested PCR of two samples was positive. Our new nested PCR assay may be used as an adjunct to conventional methods for diagnosing T. asahii infection...
  81. ncbi request reprint [Molecular analysis of malassezia microflora on the skin of atopic dermatitis patients and healthy subjects]
    T Sugita
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2-522-1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588
    Nippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 42:217-8. 2001
    ..furfur, M. globosa, M. restricta and M. sympodialis are common inhabitants of the skin of both AD patients and healthy subjects, while the skin microflora of patients with AD shows more diversity than that of healthy subjects...
  82. ncbi request reprint Reassessment of the in vitro synergistic effect of fluconazole with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent ibuprofen against Candida albicans
    R Arai
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Mycoses 48:38-41. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that the combination of ibuprofen and fluconazole should prove useful for treating infection caused by fluconazole-resistant C. albicans...
  83. doi request reprint Treatment of dermatophyte onychomycosis with three pulses of terbinafine (500 mg day for a week)
    Y Takahata
    Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Nerima ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Mycoses 52:72-6. 2009
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial fungemia due to Trichosporon asteroides: firstly described bloodstream infection
    Semra Kustimur
    Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:167-70. 2002
    ..Therefore, our isolate was identified as Trichosporon asteroides as a causative agent of deep-seated fungemia...
  85. ncbi request reprint Sporobolomyces magnisporus sp. nov., a new yeast species in the Erythrobasidium cluster isolated from plants in Taiwan
    Takashi Nakase
    Japan Collection of Microorganisms JCM, Bioscience Technology Center, RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako 351 0198, Japan
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 49:337-44. 2003
    ..nov. In phylogenetic trees based on the nucleotide sequences of 18S ribosomal DNA and D1/D2 domain of 26S ribosomal DNA, this species is located in the Erythrobasidium cluster...
  86. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Dipodascus capitatus infection in the ICU: three case reports and review of the literature
    Gulden Ersoz
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
    Jpn J Infect Dis 57:248-52. 2004
    ..Further, the danger of cross-contamination and potential "outbreak" should be kept in mind during hospital management...
  87. ncbi request reprint A simple PCR-RFLP method for identification and differentiation of 11 Malassezia species
    Hossein Mirhendi
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 14155 6446, Tehran, Iran
    J Microbiol Methods 61:281-4. 2005
    ..Not only type and standard strains but also 13 clinical isolates were identified successfully in this study. The results of identifications were confirmed by DNA sequencing...
  88. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Pichia ohmeri infection in the paediatric intensive care unit: case reports and review of the literature
    Feza Otag
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
    Mycoses 48:265-9. 2005
    ..Growing evidence indicates that P. ohmeri should be added to the lengthening list of opportunistic fungal pathogens that can cause infection in all ages, including infants, and particularly in those who are immunocompromised...
  89. ncbi request reprint [Examination of the causative agent of pityriasis versicolor]
    Nobuaki Morishita
    Department of Dermatology, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 46:169-70. 2005
    ..restricta (both 93.9%). M. globosa was detected in scales in which only the mycelial form (yeast cells, < 10/sample) were observed microscopically; M. restricta was not found. We suggest that M. globosa is the causative agent of PV...
  90. ncbi request reprint A case of Trichophyton tonsurans infection in which incubation time can be estimated
    Maho Kondo
    J Dermatol 33:156-7. 2006
  91. pmc A new calcineurin inhibitor, pimecrolimus, inhibits the growth of Malassezia spp
    Takashi Sugita
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:2897-8. 2006
  92. ncbi request reprint Fulminating fungal sinusitis caused by Valsa sordida, a plant pathogen, in a patient immunocompromised by acute myeloid leukemia
    Ayse Kalkanci
    Department of Microbiology, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Mycol 44:531-9. 2006
    ..25 microg/ml for voriconazole, 0.0313 microg/ml for caspofungin, and MIC-2 of 16 microg/ml for fluconazole. This is the first substantiated report of an isolate in the genus Valsa (anamorph Cytospora) being identified in human disease...
  93. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR assay to detect DNA in sera for the diagnosis of deep-seated trichosporonosis
    Nanthawan Mekha
    Mycology Laboratory, National Institute of Health, Department of Medical Sciences, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Microbiol Immunol 51:633-5. 2007
    ..The assay showed a higher sensitivity than polysaccharide antigen detection method. Our new real-time PCR assay may be used for diagnosing deep-seated trichosporonosis due to T. asahii...
  94. ncbi request reprint Asterotremella gen. nov. albida, an anamorphic tremelloid yeast isolated from the agarics Asterophora lycoperdoides and Asterophora parasitica
    Hansjörg Prillinger
    University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Applied Microbiology IAM, Austrian Center of Biological Resources and Applied Mycology ACBR, Wien, Austria
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 53:167-75. 2007
    ..Cryptococcus ramirezgomezianus is a synonym of Asterotremella albida...
  95. ncbi request reprint Granuloma associated with Trichosporon asahii infection in the lung: Unusual pathological findings and PCR detection of Trichosporon DNA
    Masamitsu Nakajima
    Faculty of Health Science, Hiroshima International University, Kurose Higashihiroshima, Japan
    Med Mycol 45:641-4. 2007
    ..This case suggests that Trichosporon infection may develop into granuloma with multinucleated giant cells...
  96. ncbi request reprint [The 50th Anniversary Educational Symposium of the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology: Mycological study on Malassezia]
    Takashi Sugita
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 48:179-82. 2007
  97. doi request reprint A case of onychomycosis due to Aspergillus sydowii diagnosed using DNA sequence analysis
    Yumiko Takahata
    Mycoses 51:170-3. 2008
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Two possible cases of Trichosporon infections in bone-marrow-transplanted children: the first case of T. japonicum isolated from clinical specimens
    Handan Ağirbaşli
    Our Children Leukemia Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
    Jpn J Infect Dis 61:130-2. 2008
    ..However, the genetic identification of the other patient's strain gave the result of T. japonicum...
  99. ncbi request reprint Effect of timing of pulmonary metastases identification on prognosis of patients with osteosarcoma: the Japanese Musculoskeletal Oncology Group study
    Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, 13 1 Takara machi, Kanazawa 920 8641, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 20:3470-7. 2002
    ..The prognostic value of the time of identification of lung metastasis was investigated in 280 patients with metastatic lung osteosarcoma as a multi-institutional study of the Japanese Musculoskeletal Oncology Group...
  100. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of 54 pelvic osteosarcomas registered by Japanese musculoskeletal oncology group
    Toshihiro Matsuo
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Oncology 68:375-81. 2005
    ..To determine the clinical outcomes in patients with pelvic osteosarcoma, we reviewed the experience with 54 pelvic osteosarcoma patients...
  101. ncbi request reprint Tween 40-based precipitate production observed on modified chromogenic agar and development of biological identification kit for Malassezia species
    Takamasa Kaneko
    Kanto Chemical Co, Inc, Nihonbashi Honcho, Japan
    Med Mycol 44:227-31. 2006
    ..An additional 26 clinical isolates were also successfully identified using the kit and the results were confirmed by molecular biological analysis...