K Makimura

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Affiliation: Teikyo University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Clinical experience with low-dose itraconazole in chronic idiopathic cough
    Haruhiko Ogawa
    The Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Ishikawa ken Saiseikai Kanazawa Hospital, Ni 13 6 Akatsuchi machi, Kanazawa, 920 0353, Japan
    Cough 9:1. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint [Fungal biota in manned space environment and impact on human health]
    Koichi Makimura
    Laboratory of Space and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 66:77-82. 2011
  3. pmc Phylogenetic classification of Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex strains based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2629-33. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Multicenter evaluation of commercial frozen plates for microdilution broth antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts and comparison of MIC limits recommended in NCCLS M27-A2
    Koichi Makimura
    Department of Molecular Biology and Gene Diagnosis, Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 49:97-106. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Fungal flora on board the Mir-Space Station, identification by morphological features and ribosomal DNA sequences
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:357-63. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Cluster analysis of human and animal pathogenic Microsporum species and their teleomorphic states, Arthroderma species, based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:209-16. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of standard dilution method and commercial kit for frozen plate antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts using 200 clinical isolates
    Koichi Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:747-53. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of reference procedures for broth microdilution antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts with standardized endpoint determination
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 42:55-9. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Blood lysate staining, a new microscopic method for diagnosis of fungemia using peripheral blood
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 44:637-41. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Species identification and strain typing of Malassezia species stock strains and clinical isolates based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University, Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Microbiol 49:29-35. 2000

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Publications56

  1. pmc Clinical experience with low-dose itraconazole in chronic idiopathic cough
    Haruhiko Ogawa
    The Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Ishikawa ken Saiseikai Kanazawa Hospital, Ni 13 6 Akatsuchi machi, Kanazawa, 920 0353, Japan
    Cough 9:1. 2013
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  2. ncbi request reprint [Fungal biota in manned space environment and impact on human health]
    Koichi Makimura
    Laboratory of Space and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 66:77-82. 2011
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  3. pmc Phylogenetic classification of Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex strains based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2629-33. 1998
    ..This system was applicable to the phylogenetic analysis of closely related strains. Using this technique, human and animal isolates of T. mentagrophytes were also clearly distinguishable from each other...
  4. ncbi request reprint Multicenter evaluation of commercial frozen plates for microdilution broth antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts and comparison of MIC limits recommended in NCCLS M27-A2
    Koichi Makimura
    Department of Molecular Biology and Gene Diagnosis, Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 49:97-106. 2005
    ..This kit will allow matching of results between international laboratories. However, the MIC value for itraconazole requires careful interpretation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Fungal flora on board the Mir-Space Station, identification by morphological features and ribosomal DNA sequences
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:357-63. 2001
    ..Therefore, to prevent infection or other health disorders caused by these fungi, easy and reliable methods should be established to survey the fungal flora in a space station...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cluster analysis of human and animal pathogenic Microsporum species and their teleomorphic states, Arthroderma species, based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:209-16. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of standard dilution method and commercial kit for frozen plate antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts using 200 clinical isolates
    Koichi Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:747-53. 2004
    ..0%, 97.5%, 97.0%, and 97.0%, respectively. Overall, the frozen plate antifungal susceptibility testing kit provided convenient and reproducible results comparable to those obtained with the JSMM standard method...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of reference procedures for broth microdilution antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts with standardized endpoint determination
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 42:55-9. 1998
    ..The endpoint was 80% inhibition for azoles and 100% inhibition for other drugs. The method provided good reproducibility, and a wide range of MIC distribution was observed in all antifungal agents except amphotericin B...
  9. ncbi request reprint Blood lysate staining, a new microscopic method for diagnosis of fungemia using peripheral blood
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 44:637-41. 2000
    ..The yeast cells were easily distinguished from blood-cell debris by their size, shape and smooth yet rigid outline...
  10. ncbi request reprint Species identification and strain typing of Malassezia species stock strains and clinical isolates based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University, Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Microbiol 49:29-35. 2000
    ..sympodialis (22 strains: 7 from pityriasis versicolor, 3 from seborrhoeic dermatitis, 1 from atopic dermatitis and 11 from healthy controls) and M. slooffiae (five strains: three from chronic otitis media and two from healthy controls)...
  11. pmc Phylogenetic classification and species identification of dermatophyte strains based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 37:920-4. 1999
    ..The ITS1 sequences of 11 clinical isolates were also determined to identify the species, and all strains were successfully identified by comparison of their base sequences with those in the ITS1 DNA sequence database...
  12. ncbi request reprint A Queensland koala kept in a Japanese zoological park was carrier of an imported fungal pathogen, Filobasidiella neoformans var. bacillispora (Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii)
    Koichi Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 55:31-2. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint Experimental disseminated trichosporonosis in mice: tissue distribution and therapy with antifungal agents
    K Yamamoto
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Vet Mycol 35:411-8. 1997
    ..The serum level of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan was reduced by antifungal therapy and correlated well with the CFU/organ in kidney, but not CFU/ml in blood...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Specific and rapid identification of Malassezia species based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions]
    A Murakami
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, 359 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0395 Japan
    Nippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 42:211-3. 2001
    ..A specific and rapid identification system based on sequences of internal transcribed spacer 1 of ribosomal DNA has therefore been developed. Using this system, we could identify two or more species mixed in the clinical samples...
  15. ncbi request reprint A case of kerion celsi due to Arthroderma benhamiae identified by DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions
    N Hattori
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 41:249-51. 2003
    ..We speculate that the patient was infected from contact with his pet guinea pig. This is the first case of a clinical isolate of A. benhamiae being identified by DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal ITS1 regions...
  16. ncbi request reprint A case of pulmonary aspergilloma molecular biological identification and typing of the isolates from antemortem sputa and autopsy fungus ball
    C Sugita
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Woman s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Mycoses 46:149-52. 2003
    ..The molecular biological technique saved time and is thought to be a powerful tool in the accurate diagnosis of pulmonary fungal infection to assure effective treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Species identification system for dermatophytes based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1
    K Makimura
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Nippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 42:61-7. 2001
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of fluconazole resistance in Candida albicans isolates from Japanese AIDS patients
    K Maebashi
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, 359 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 47:527-36. 2001
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of the dermatophyte, Trichophyton mentagrophytes: an efficient tool for gene transfer
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Teikyo University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 47:485-94. 2009
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Enhanced gene replacements in Ku80 disruption mutants of the dermatophyte, Trichophyton mentagrophytes
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 298:208-17. 2009
    ..Ku80(-) mutant strains will be useful for large-scale reverse genetics studies of dermatophytes, including T. mentagrophytes, providing valuable information on the basic mechanisms of host invasion...
  21. ncbi request reprint Characterization of mechanisms of fluconazole resistance in a Candida albicans isolate from a Japanese patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
    Yasuki Kamai
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, 192 0395, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 48:937-43. 2004
    ..These mutations are thought to confer the above-mentioned characteristics to Erg11p...
  22. ncbi request reprint Genetic transformation of the dermatophyte, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, based on the use of G418 resistance as a dominant selectable marker
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Teikyo University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    J Dermatol Sci 49:53-61. 2008
    ..In dermatophytes, only the hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene (hph) is available as a selectable marker...
  23. ncbi request reprint Isolation, characterization, and disruption of dnr1, the areA/nit-2-like nitrogen regulatory gene of the zoophilic dermatophyte, Microsporum canis
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 44:243-52. 2006
    ..This is the first report describing successful production of targeted gene-disrupted mutants by homologous recombination and their phenotypic analysis in dermatophytes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Proliferation of intracellular structure corresponding to reduced affinity of fluconazole for cytochrome P-450 in two low-susceptibility strains of Candida albicans isolated from a Japanese AIDS patient
    Kazunori Maebashi
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 47:117-24. 2003
    ..In addition to the reduced intracellular accumulation, the decreased affinity of fluconazole for CYP in TIMM 3164 and 3165 is assumed to be associated with the fluconazole-resistance phenotype...
  25. doi request reprint Sporobolomyces koalae sp. nov., a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from nasal smears of Queensland koalas kept in a Japanese zoological park
    Kazuo Satoh
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:2983-6. 2008
    ..nov. is proposed (type strain JCM 15063(T) =CBS 10914(T) =DSM 19992(T))...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reproducible genetic transformation system for two dermatophytes, Microsporum canis and Trichophyton mentagrophytes
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 43:533-44. 2005
    ..This reproducible transformation system provides a method for the genetic manipulation of these pathogens, which will facilitate detailed molecular analysis of dermatophytosis...
  27. doi request reprint Nourseothricin acetyltransferase: a new dominant selectable marker for the dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes
    Mohamed Mahdi Alshahni
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 48:665-8. 2010
    ..Molecular analysis showed integration of the NAT cassette into the genomic DNA of T. mentagrophytes. This study presents the nourseothricin resistance gene nat1 as a useful selectable marker for selection of T. mentagrophytes...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Pathogenic fungi, mycoses and current Japanese problems in human sources for mycological research in the medical field]
    Koichi Makimura
    Department of Molecular Biology and Gene Diagnosis, Institute of Medical Mycology and Genome Research Center, Graduate School of Medical Science and Faculty of Medicine, Teikyo University
    Nihon Saikingaku Zasshi 62:295-312. 2007
  29. doi request reprint Prototheca cutis sp. nov., a newly discovered pathogen of protothecosis isolated from inflamed human skin
    Kazuo Satoh
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1236-40. 2010
    ..1), l-arabinose and soluble starch as a carbon source. The taxonomic description of Prototheca cutis sp. nov. is proposed (type strain JCM 15793(T) =CBS 11262(T) =DSM 22084(T)) as a pathogen of dermatitis...
  30. doi request reprint Candida auris sp. nov., a novel ascomycetous yeast isolated from the external ear canal of an inpatient in a Japanese hospital
    Kazuo Satoh
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, 359 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 53:41-4. 2009
    ..This strain grew well at 40 degrees C, but showed slow and weak growth at 42 degrees C. The taxonomic description of Candida auris sp. nov. is proposed (type strain JCM15448T= CBS10913T= DSM21092T)...
  31. ncbi request reprint A novel mechanism of fluconazole resistance associated with fluconazole sequestration in Candida albicans isolates from a myelofibrosis patient
    Kazunori Maebashi
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 46:317-26. 2002
    ..These results suggest that fluconazole sequestration caused by vesicular vacuoles of the resistant isolate might act as a novel mechanism of fluconazole resistance besides the decreased affinity of cytochrome P-450...
  32. ncbi request reprint Isolation of a promoter region of a secreted metalloprotease gene from Microsporum canis
    Tsuyoshi Yamada
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 57:25-8. 2004
    ..Further analyses of the regulatory sequence may be useful for understanding the molecular basis of the coordinated expression of the various genes involved in dermatophytosis...
  33. doi request reprint Human external ear canal as the specific reservoir of Malassezia slooffiae
    Takamasa Kaneko
    Kanto Chemical Co, Inc, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 48:824-7. 2010
    ..CHROMagar Malassezia. The results of this study indicated that in healthy individuals M. slooffiae was the dominant Malassezia species followed by M. restricta...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Deep seated fungal infection in dialysis patients]
    Koichi Makimura
    Institute of Medical Mycology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Teikyo University
    Nihon Rinsho 62:291-4. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint Direct colony PCR of several medically important fungi using Ampdirect plus
    Mohamed M Alshahni
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo 192 0395, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 62:164-7. 2009
    ..Ampdirect DCPCR was also applicable to DNA amplification for spore and hyphal cells. This approach reduces DNA template preparation time before PCR from fungal colonies, and also reduces the cost of PCR...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of ability for growth support and species differentiation by colony features on commercial chromogenic agar, Pourmedia Vi Candida and CHROMagar Candida
    Akiyoshi Shibata
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Tokyo Bunka, 3 43 16 Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 49:33-8. 2008
    ..Color of the colonies for each strain were stable on both agars. The results show that Pourmedia Vi Candida is equivalent to CHROMagar Candida in its ability to differentiate species as a primary culture plate...
  37. doi request reprint Exotic myiasis caused by 19 larvae of Cordylobia anthropophaga in Namibia and identified using molecular methods in Japan
    Ryuichi Fujisaki
    Department of Internal Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:599-601. 2008
    ..This is also the first case diagnosed using molecular methods in Japan. We cultured the extracted larvae in vitro and successfully obtained pupae...
  38. doi request reprint Protective effects of farnesol against oral candidiasis in mice
    Tatsuya Hisajima
    Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Tokyo, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 52:327-33. 2008
    ..albicans cells not only on tongues but also in feces, kidneys and livers. These results suggest that farnesol has very characteristic roles in protection against mucosal candidiasis...
  39. ncbi request reprint The effect of dermatophytes on cytokine production by human keratinocytes
    Kenji Tani
    Department of Dermatology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi ku, Tokyo, 173 8605, Japan
    Arch Dermatol Res 299:381-7. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint PCR identification system for the genus Aspergillus and three major pathogenic species: Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger
    Chise Sugita
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Woman s Medical University Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Mycol 42:433-7. 2004
    ..The PCR based identification system reported here will be a powerful tool to control difficult pulmonary fungal infections and to speed the application of effective treatment...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite polymorphism in Japanese mongrel dogs
    Noboru Oishi
    Laboratory of Biophysics, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 67:1055-7. 2005
    ..80, 0.85, 0.87, 0.88, 0.88, 0.89, 0.94, 0.94, 0.94, and 0.94, respectively. The combined mean exclusion chance (MEC) was 0.9995, indicating that these microsatellite loci are useful for kinship testing of Japanese dogs...
  43. ncbi request reprint Antifungal drug susceptibility of Cryptococcus neoformans from clinical sources in Nairobi, Kenya
    Christine C Bii
    Mycology Laboratory, Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Mycoses 50:25-30. 2007
    ..neoformans in Nairobi which calls for antifungal drug resistance surveillance as prophylactic use of FLC increases because of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa...
  44. ncbi request reprint [In vitro activities of antifungal drugs against clinical isolates of Trichophyton tonsurans]
    Hiroyasu Koga
    Research Center, Nihon Nohyaku Co, Ltd, Osaka, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 47:299-304. 2006
    ..mentagrophytes and T. rubrum, major causative agents of dermatomycosis. The results also demonstrated the strong antifungal activity of lanoconazole and luliconazole against T. tonsurans...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Current status of systemic aspergillosis in Japan: an analysis of nation-wide surveillance data]
    Yoshimasa Uehara
    Jpn J Antibiot 55:446-81. 2002
  46. ncbi request reprint [Report of the Standardization Committee of the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology 1998-2000]
    Takako Shinoda
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 43:107-23. 2002
  47. ncbi request reprint [Overview of lipophilic yeast Malassezia: the current status of the molecular diagnosis]
    Yohko Yamada
    Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Japan Women s University, 2 8 1 Mejirodai, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 112 8681
    Jpn J Antibiot 55:493-9. 2002
    ..The basic information obtained from these approaches have been contributing to the understanding of these pathogenic yeasts and related diseases...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Molecular biological analysis of Tinea faciei caused by a clinically anomalous strain of Trichophyton mentagrophytes]
    Chihiro Kaneko
    Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine 2 1 1 Hongo, Bunkyoku, Tokyo 113 8421, Japan
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 44:13-6. 2003
    ..T. mentagrophytes is one of the most common dermatophytes isolated from humans and animals. We should be aware that animals may carry this kind of fungal pathogen...
  49. ncbi request reprint The trend of imported mycoses in Japan
    Katsuhiko Kamei
    Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial Toxicoses, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8673, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 9:16-20. 2003
    ..To cope with this newly emerging health problem to residents of Japan, the Japanese medical system must train its members to identify and treat mycoses...
  50. ncbi request reprint Malassezia nana sp. nov., a novel lipid-dependent yeast species isolated from animals
    Asuka Hirai
    Department of Pathobiology, Nihon University School of Veterinary Medicine, Kameino, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252 8510, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:623-7. 2004
    ..sympodialis, but can be distinguished from these species by its inability to use Cremophor EL (Sigma) as the sole lipid source and to hydrolyse aesculin. The type strain of M. nana is NUSV 1003(T) (=CBS 9557(T)=JCM 12085(T))...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Mechanisms of resistance to antifungal agents]
    Koichi Makimura
    Institute of Medical Mycology and Genome Research Center, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Teikyo University
    Nihon Rinsho 65:466-70. 2007
  52. ncbi request reprint Metalloprotease gene of Arthroderma gypseum
    Rui Kano
    Department of Pathobiology, Nihon University School of Veterinary Medicine, Kanagawa 252 8510, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 58:214-7. 2005
    ..gypseum. Reverse transcriptase-PCR analysis suggested that keratin might stimulate the expression of MEP mRNA in A. gypseum...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification of Trichophyton tonsurans by specific PCR based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 1 region
    Eri Yoshida
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Nishishinjuku, 6 1 1 Shinjuku ku, and Department of Dermatology, Fraternity Memorial Hospital, Tokyo 160 0023, Japan
    J Dermatol Sci 42:225-30. 2006
    ..Trichophyton tonsurans, a dermatophyte implicated in an international epidemic of tinea capitis, was also found to be responsible for infecting wrestling and Judo athletes nationwide in Japan since 2001...
  55. ncbi request reprint Vital growth factors of Malassezia species on modified CHROMagar Candida
    Takamasa Kaneko
    Kanto Chemical Co, Inc Marusan BLDG 11 5, Nihonbashi Honcho, 3 Chome, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 103 0023, Japan
    Med Mycol 43:699-704. 2005
    ..The results of the present investigation indicate that the use of LN-CHROM would make possible the simultaneous isolation and identification of Malassezia and Candida species...
  56. 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...