Yukifumi Nawa

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Affiliation: University of Miyazaki
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sushi delights and parasites: the risk of fishborne and foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia
    Yukifumi Nawa
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1297-303. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint A case of Ascaris suum visceral larva migrans diagnosed by using A. suum larval excretory-secretory (ES) antigen
    Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:221-4. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A possible role of TARC in antigen-specific Th2-dominant responses in patients with Paragonimiasis westermani
    Shigeki Katoh
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 134:248-52. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Mucosal T cells bearing TCRgammadelta play a protective role in intestinal inflammation
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Disease, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    J Immunol 173:1390-8. 2004
  5. pmc Chronic intestinal nematode infection induces Stat6-independent interleukin-5 production and causes eosinophilic inflammatory responses in mice
    Yukiko Sakamoto
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Miyazaki Medical College, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Immunology 112:615-23. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Adventitial mast cells contribute to pathogenesis in the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Toshihiro Tsuruda
    Department of Internal Medicine, Circulatory and Body Fluid Regulation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki 5200 Kihara Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Circ Res 102:1368-77. 2008
  7. pmc Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes sustain the epithelial barrier function against Eimeria vermiformis infection
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Infect Immun 74:5292-301. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Intraepithelial lymphocytes express junctional molecules in murine small intestine
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 331:977-83. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Large-group infection of boar-hunting dogs with Paragonimus westermani in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, with special reference to a case of sudden death due to bilateral pneumothorax
    Natsuko Nakano
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:657-60. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Paragonimiasis cases recently found among immigrants in Japan
    Akio Obara
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitic Diseases Division, School of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692
    Intern Med 43:388-92. 2004

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Sushi delights and parasites: the risk of fishborne and foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia
    Yukifumi Nawa
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1297-303. 2005
    ..The aim of this review is to provide practical background information regarding representative fishborne and foodborne parasitic zoonoses endemic in Asian countries...
  2. ncbi request reprint A case of Ascaris suum visceral larva migrans diagnosed by using A. suum larval excretory-secretory (ES) antigen
    Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:221-4. 2006
    ..suum for the fine discrimination of VLM caused by A. suum and by T. canis. Application of A. suum derived ES antigens as a diagnostic tool may reveal the distinctive clinical features of VLM caused by A. suum...
  3. ncbi request reprint A possible role of TARC in antigen-specific Th2-dominant responses in patients with Paragonimiasis westermani
    Shigeki Katoh
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 134:248-52. 2004
    ..Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) is a potential key regulator of Th2-mediated inflammation. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antigen-specific Th2-dominant responses in patients with Pw...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mucosal T cells bearing TCRgammadelta play a protective role in intestinal inflammation
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Disease, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    J Immunol 173:1390-8. 2004
    ..Our study suggests that enhancement of regulatory gammadelta T cell activity is a possible new cell therapy for colitis...
  5. pmc Chronic intestinal nematode infection induces Stat6-independent interleukin-5 production and causes eosinophilic inflammatory responses in mice
    Yukiko Sakamoto
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Miyazaki Medical College, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Immunology 112:615-23. 2004
    ..i. Taken together, these results provide evidence for Stat6-independent IL-5 production and subsequent eosinophil responses after chronic infection with N. brasiliensis...
  6. doi request reprint Adventitial mast cells contribute to pathogenesis in the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Toshihiro Tsuruda
    Department of Internal Medicine, Circulatory and Body Fluid Regulation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki 5200 Kihara Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Circ Res 102:1368-77. 2008
    ..Collectively, these data suggest that adventitial mast cells play a critical role in the progression of AAA...
  7. pmc Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes sustain the epithelial barrier function against Eimeria vermiformis infection
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Infect Immun 74:5292-301. 2006
    ..vermiformis-induced change by cytokine production but also in direct interaction with the epithelial barrier when intra-EC junctions are down-regulated...
  8. ncbi request reprint Intraepithelial lymphocytes express junctional molecules in murine small intestine
    Kyoko Inagaki-Ohara
    Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 331:977-83. 2005
    ..The expression of occludin was augmented by anti-CD3 Ab stimulation. These results suggest the possibility of a novel role of IEL concerning epithelial barrier and communication between IEL and EC...
  9. ncbi request reprint Large-group infection of boar-hunting dogs with Paragonimus westermani in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, with special reference to a case of sudden death due to bilateral pneumothorax
    Natsuko Nakano
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:657-60. 2009
    ..Taken together with our previous results, it appears that paragonimosis is a serious problem in boar-hunting dogs. The possible risks of infected dogs acting as a source for maintaining the P. westermani life cycle are also discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Paragonimiasis cases recently found among immigrants in Japan
    Akio Obara
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitic Diseases Division, School of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692
    Intern Med 43:388-92. 2004
    ..In Japan, the disease has been re-emerging since the 1980s. In addition, recently we encountered an increasing number of immigrants with paragonimiasis in Japan. In this study we summarized the clinical features of immigrants...
  11. ncbi request reprint Immune-mediated damage is not essential for the expulsion of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis adult worms from the small intestine of mice
    Kenji Ishiwata
    Department of Parasitology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Parasite Immunol 24:381-6. 2002
    ..brasiliensis adult worms (first step) is not a prerequisite for expulsion from the small intestine of mice, although adult worms are actually damaged by Stat6-independent immune mechanisms...
  12. doi request reprint Infection of a group of boar-hunting dogs with Paragonimus westermani in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
    Yumi Kirino
    Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitic Diseases, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Gakuen kibanadai Nishi 1 1, Miyazaki 889 2192, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 158:376-9. 2008
    ..Subsequent examination of four other dogs working with this dog as a boar-hunting team revealed that all five dogs were infected with P. westermani...
  13. doi request reprint A seroepidemiological survey for paragonimosis among boar-hunting dogs in central and southern Kyushu, Japan
    Yumi Kirino
    Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, 1 1 Gakuen Kibanadai Nishi, Miyazaki 889 2192, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 161:335-8. 2009
    ..westermani, in the mountainous areas of central and southern Kyushu, Japan...
  14. ncbi request reprint MRI studies of spinal visceral larva migrans syndrome
    Fujio Umehara
    Department of Neurology and Geriatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka 8 35 1, Kagoshima, 890 8520, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 249:7-12. 2006
    ..Antihelmintic and corticosteroid treatment yielded improvement in neurologic deficits and spinal lesions. However, one patient with T. canis infection relapsed associated with reappearance of MRI abnormalities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mucosal mast cell-derived chondroitin sulphate levels in and worm expulsion from FcRgamma-knockout mice following oral challenge with Strongyloides venezuelensis
    Denis Nnabuike Onah
    Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
    J Vet Sci 5:221-6. 2004
    ..venezuelensis from the gut of WT mice following challenge...
  16. ncbi request reprint Active hepatic capsulitis caused by Paragonimus westermani infection
    Michiro Sasaki
    Department of Radiology, Kagoshima City Medical Association Hospital, Kagoshima
    Intern Med 41:661-3. 2002
    ..This case report describes a patient with active hepatic capsulitis due to Paragonimus westermani infection. The patient was successfully treated with praziquantel at the dose of 75 mg/kg/day for 3 days...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary dirofilariasis with serologic study on familial infection with Dirofilaria immitis
    Shin ichiro Mori
    Third Department of Internal Madicine, Kagoshima University School of Madicine, Kagoshima
    Intern Med 43:327-30. 2004
    ..immitis. These results suggest that family members of a patient with pulmonary dirofilariasis were frequently exposed to D. immitis and serodiagnostic methods are useful for detecting subclinical infection of D. immitis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia due to visceral larva migrans
    Koji Inoue
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Kinki Chuo Hospital for Chest Diseases, Sakai, Osaka
    Intern Med 41:478-82. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Strongyloides venezuelensis: longitudinal distribution of adult worms in the host intestine is influenced by mucosal sulfated carbohydrates
    Haruhiko Maruyama
    Department of Molecular Parasitology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kawasumi 1, Mizuho, Nagoya 467 8601, Japan
    Exp Parasitol 100:179-85. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that sulfated glycoconjugates, either from mucosal mast cells or goblet cells, have important effects on the longitudinal distribution of parasitic females of S. venezuelensis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular identification of two Paragonimus spp., of which metacercariae concurrently found in a land crab, Potamiscus tannanti, collected in Yenbai Province, Vietnam
    Pham Ngoc Doanh
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Parasitol Res 100:1075-82. 2007
    ..skrjabini complex, their genetic distance was considerably different from two other known subspecies, P. skrjabini skrjabini and P. skrjabini miyazakii. Our results provide a new insight on the phylogeny of the genus Paragonimus...
  21. ncbi request reprint Toxocariasis presenting with multiple effusions in the pericardial space, thoracic cavity, and Morrison's pouch
    Yasunori Matsuki
    Department of Medicine, Japan Defense Force Central Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:913-4. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Description of a new lung fluke species, Paragonimus vietnamensis sp. nov. (Trematoda, Paragonimidae), found in northern Vietnam
    Pham Ngoc Doanh
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Parasitol Res 101:1495-501. 2007
    ..harinasutai. Taken these morphological data and our previous molecular phylogenetic analyses of ITS2 and CO1 sequences of metacercariae and adult worms together, P. vietnamensis sp. nov. is different from any other known Paragonimus spp...
  23. ncbi request reprint Discovery of Paragonimus proliferus in Northern Vietnam and their molecular phylogenetic status among genus Paragonimus
    Pham Ngoc Doanh
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Parasitol Res 102:677-83. 2008
    ..This is the first record of P. proliferus in Vietnam and the first record from outside of China. Phylogenetic relationship between P. proliferus and P. hokuoensis is discussed...
  24. doi request reprint Sequence analyses of ITS2 and CO1 genes of Paragonimus proliferus obtained in Yunnan province, China and their similarities with those of P. hokuoensis
    Ben jiang Zhou
    Department of Parasitology, Kunming Medical College, Kunming 650031, China
    Parasitol Res 102:1379-83. 2008
    ..proliferus. By phylogenetic tree analyses, all samples of P. proliferus from China and Vietnam together with P. hokuoensis constructed a distinct group within, or very close to, Paragonimus skrjabini complex in both trees...
  25. ncbi request reprint Morphology of Gnathostoma spp. isolated from natural hosts in Sinaloa, Mexico
    Sylvia P Diaz Camacho
    Facultad de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
    Parasitol Res 88:639-45. 2002
    ..spinigerum or G. binucleatum...
  26. ncbi request reprint [A case of myeloradiculitis as a complication of visceral larva migrans due to Ascaris suum]
    Sonoyo Yoshida
    Department of Neurology, Utano National Hospital
    Rinsho Shinkeigaku 44:198-202. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that neurological involvement due to visceral larva migrans can be efficaciously treated with not only helminthic drugs but also intravenous corticosteroids...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Worms that get on our nerves]
    Haruhiko Maruyama
    Department of Molecular Parasitology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    No To Shinkei 58:571-81. 2006
  28. pmc A serologically diagnosed human case of cutaneous larva migrans caused by Ancylostoma caninum
    In Ho Kwon
    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110 744, Republic of Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 41:233-7. 2003
    ..This is the first reported case of a cutaneous larva migrans caused by Ancylostoma canimum diagnosed serologically using ELISA in Korea...
  29. ncbi request reprint Identification of tissue-embedded ascarid larvae by ribosomal DNA sequencing
    Kenji Ishiwata
    Department of Parasitology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Parasitol Res 92:50-2. 2004
    ..These results suggest that even a single larva embedded in tissues from patients with larva migrans could be identified by sequencing the ITS regions...
  30. ncbi request reprint A case of cutaneous paragonimiasis with pleural effusion
    Teruki Dainichi
    Department of Dermatology and Research Institute for Diseases of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int J Dermatol 42:699-702. 2003
    ..Paragonimiasis is an infectious disease caused by Paragonimus, which persists in the lung of mammals. Infection in the skin is very rare...
  31. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of gnathostomiasis among Korean emigrants in Myanmar
    Jong Yil Chai
    Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:67-73. 2003
    ..The outbreak of the human infection is suggested to have been due to G. spinigerum, which is known to live out its life cycle in the Yangon area of Myanmar...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Parasitic diseases in the central nervous system]
    Yukifumi Nawa
    University of Miyazaki
    Rinsho Shinkeigaku 45:891-3. 2005
    ..They accidentally migrate into CNS to cause deleterious conditions. Clinicians should always remind about the possibility of parasitic diseases when they make differential diagnosis for CNS diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint The current status of parasitic diseases in Japan
    Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama
    Department of Parasitology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692
    Intern Med 42:222-36. 2003
    ..We also outline the clinical features, differential diagnosis and treatment of representative parasitic diseases for the better understanding and management of the parasitic diseases in Japan...
  34. ncbi request reprint Migration of Neodiplostomum leei (Digenea: Neodiplostomidae) neodiplostomula to the livers of various mammals
    Eun Hee Shin
    Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul 110 799, Korea
    J Parasitol 92:223-9. 2006
    ..The possibility of human infections, i.e., liver migration, by N. leei neodiplostomula, among snake consumers, warrants investigation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Myocarditis associated with visceral larva migrans due to Toxocara canis
    Kohtaro Abe
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka
    Intern Med 41:706-8. 2002
    ..We consider that his myocarditis was probably caused by direct larval migration and/ or by hypersensitivity reaction, for which combined therapy with albendazole and prednisolone was effective...
  36. ncbi request reprint Paragonimiasis: a Japanese perspective
    Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama
    Department of Parasitology, Miyazaki Medical College, 5200 Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889 1692, Japan
    Clin Chest Med 23:409-20. 2002
    ..For the diagnosis, rapid and reliable immunodiagnostic methods are now available. Highly effective drugs are also available for treatment...