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Legionella pneumophila and Other Legionella Species Isolated from Legionellosis Patients in Japan between 2008 and 2016.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Chida K, Ohya H, Kanatani JI, Isobe J, Tanaka S, Nakajima H, Hiratsuka T, Yoshino S, Sakata M, Murai M, Ohnishi M; Working Group for Legionella in Japan.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Aug 31;84(18). pii: e00721-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00721-18. Print 2018 Sep 15.

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Prevalence of Legionella species isolated from shower water in public bath facilities in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Kanatani JI, Isobe J, Norimoto S, Kimata K, Mitsui C, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Sata T, Watahiki M.

J Infect Chemother. 2017 May;23(5):265-270. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

PMID:
28188095
3.

Legionella prevalence and risk of legionellosis in Japanese households.

Kuroki T, Watanabe Y, Teranishi H, Izumiyama S, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 May;145(7):1398-1408. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817000036. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

PMID:
28166862
4.

Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Caused by Legionella pneumophila Serogroups 1 and 13.

Kuroki T, Amemura-Maekawa J, Ohya H, Furukawa I, Suzuki M, Masaoka T, Aikawa K, Hibi K, Morita M, Lee KI, Ohnishi M, Kura F.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;23(2):349-351. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161012.

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Diagnostic Utility of Splenial Lesions in a Case of Legionnaires' Disease due to Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 2.

Tomizawa Y, Hoshino Y, Sasaki F, Kurita N, Kawajiri S, Noda K, Hattori N, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Okuma Y.

Intern Med. 2015;54(23):3079-82. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.54.4872. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

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Reply to the letter to the editor by Edelstein PH.

Suzuki H, Nishizuka M, Ara T, Watanabe M, Morita M, Sato C, Tsuchida F, Seto J, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Takeda H.

J Infect Chemother. 2015 Jan;21(1):77. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2014.09.005. Epub 2014 Oct 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
25454217
7.

A case of pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila serogroup 12 and treated successfully with imipenem.

Nishizuka M, Suzuki H, Ara T, Watanabe M, Morita M, Sato C, Tsuchida F, Seto J, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Takeda H.

J Infect Chemother. 2014 Jun;20(6):390-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2014.01.010. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

PMID:
24629522
8.

Close genetic relationship between Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates from sputum specimens and puddles on roads, as determined by sequence-based typing.

Kanatani J, Isobe J, Kimata K, Shima T, Shimizu M, Kura F, Sata T, Watahiki M.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jul;79(13):3959-66. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00637-13. Epub 2013 Apr 19.

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Molecular epidemiology of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates identify a prevalent sequence type, ST505, and a distinct clonal group of clinical isolates in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Kanatani J, Isobe J, Kimata K, Shima T, Shimizu M, Kura F, Sata T, Watahiki M.

J Infect Chemother. 2013 Aug;19(4):644-52. doi: 10.1007/s10156-012-0537-x. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

PMID:
23269379
10.

Distribution of monoclonal antibody subgroups and sequence-based types among Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates derived from cooling tower water, bathwater, and soil in Japan.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Kikukawa K, Helbig JH, Kaneko S, Suzuki-Hashimoto A, Furuhata K, Chang B, Murai M, Ichinose M, Ohnishi M, Kura F; Working Group for Legionella in Japan.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jun;78(12):4263-70. doi: 10.1128/AEM.06869-11. Epub 2012 Apr 6.

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A rapid detection method using flow cytometry to monitor the risk of Legionella in bath water.

Taguri T, Oda Y, Sugiyama K, Nishikawa T, Endo T, Izumiyama S, Yamazaki M, Kura F.

J Microbiol Methods. 2011 Jul;86(1):25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.03.012. Epub 2011 Apr 2.

PMID:
21443913
12.

Isolation of Legionella rubrilucens from a pneumonia patient co-infected with Legionella pneumophila.

Matsui M, Fujii S, Shiroiwa R, Amemura-Maekawa J, Chang B, Kura F, Yamauchi K.

J Med Microbiol. 2010 Oct;59(Pt 10):1242-6. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.016089-0. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

PMID:
20558588
13.

Comparison of ethidium monoazide and propidium monoazide for the selective detection of viable Legionella cells.

Chang B, Taguri T, Sugiyama K, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Watanabe H.

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2010 Mar;63(2):119-23.

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Characterization of Legionella pneumophila isolates from patients in Japan according to serogroups, monoclonal antibody subgroups and sequence types.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Helbig JH, Chang B, Kaneko A, Watanabe Y, Isobe J, Nukina M, Nakajima H, Kawano K, Tada Y, Watanabe H; Working Group for Legionella in Japan.

J Med Microbiol. 2010 Jun;59(Pt 6):653-9. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.017509-0. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

PMID:
20185546
15.

Legionella pneumophila in rainwater on roads.

Sakamoto R, Ohno A, Nakahara T, Satomura K, Iwanaga S, Kouyama Y, Kura F, Kato N, Matsubayashi K, Okumiya K, Yamaguchi K.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;15(8):1295-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1508.090317.

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Is driving a car a risk for Legionnaires' disease?

Sakamoto R, Ohno A, Nakahara T, Satomura K, Iwanaga S, Kouyama Y, Kura F, Noami M, Kusaka K, Funato T, Takeda M, Matsubayashi K, Okumiya K, Kato N, Yamaguchi K.

Epidemiol Infect. 2009 Nov;137(11):1615-22. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809002568. Epub 2009 Apr 20.

PMID:
19379540
18.

[Legionella contamination risk factors in non-circulating hot spring water].

Karasudani T, Kuroki T, Otani K, Yamaguchi S, Sasaki M, Saito S, Fujita M, Sugiyama K, Nakajima H, Murakami K, Taguri T, Kuramoto T, Kura F, Yagita K, Izumiyama S, Amemura-Maekawa J, Yamazaki T, Agata K, Inouye H.

Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 2009 Jan;83(1):36-44. Japanese.

PMID:
19227223
19.

Distinct difference of flaA genotypes of Legionella pneumophila between isolates from bath water and cooling tower water.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Chang B, Suzuki-Hashimoto A, Ichinose M, Endo T, Watanabe H.

Microbiol Immunol. 2008 Sep;52(9):460-4.

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Specific detection of viable Legionella cells by combined use of photoactivated ethidium monoazide and PCR/real-time PCR.

Chang B, Sugiyama K, Taguri T, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Watanabe H.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Jan;75(1):147-53. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00604-08. Epub 2008 Oct 31.

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[Largest outbreak of legionellosis associated with spa baths: comparison of diagnostic tests].

Kawano K, Okada M, Kura F, Amemura-Maekawa J, Watanabe H.

Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 2007 Mar;81(2):173-82. Japanese.

PMID:
17447476
22.

Contribution of the myeloperoxidase-dependent oxidative system to host defence against Cryptococcus neoformans.

Aratani Y, Kura F, Watanabe H, Akagawa H, Takano Y, Ishida-Okawara A, Suzuki K, Maeda N, Koyama H.

J Med Microbiol. 2006 Sep;55(Pt 9):1291-9.

PMID:
16914663
23.

Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship linked to spa-bath filter stones contaminated with Legionella pneumophila serogroup 5.

Kura F, Amemura-Maekawa J, Yagita K, Endo T, Ikeno M, Tsuji H, Taguchi M, Kobayashi K, Ishii E, Watanabe H.

Epidemiol Infect. 2006 Apr;134(2):385-91.

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Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates from cooling towers in Japan form a distinct genetic cluster.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Chang B, Watanabe H.

Microbiol Immunol. 2005;49(12):1027-33.

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[The largest outbreak of legionellosis in Japan associated with spa baths: epidemic curve and environmental investigation].

Okada M, Kawano K, Kura F, Amemura-Maekawa J, Watanabe H, Yagita K, Endo T, Suzuki S.

Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 2005 Jun;79(6):365-74. Japanese.

PMID:
16022473
26.

Identification of a novel adhesion molecule involved in the virulence of Legionella pneumophila.

Chang B, Kura F, Amemura-Maekawa J, Koizumi N, Watanabe H.

Infect Immun. 2005 Jul;73(7):4272-80.

27.

Susceptibility loci to coronary arteritis in animal model of Kawasaki disease induced with Candida albicans -derived substances.

Oharaseki T, Kameoka Y, Kura F, Persad AS, Suzuki K, Naoe S.

Microbiol Immunol. 2005;49(2):181-9.

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Expression of IL-6 and TNF-alpha in human alveolar epithelial cells is induced by invading, but not by adhering, Legionella pneumophila.

Chang B, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, Kawamura I, Watanabe H.

Microb Pathog. 2004 Dec;37(6):295-302. Epub 2004 Dec 8.

PMID:
15619425
29.

In vivo role of myeloperoxidase for the host defense.

Aratani Y, Kura F, Watanabe H, Akagawa H, Takano Y, Suzuki K, Dinauer MC, Maeda N, Koyama H.

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2004 Oct;57(5):S15.

30.

Legioliulin, a new isocoumarin compound responsible for blue-white autofluorescence in Legionella (Fluoribacter) dumoffii under long-wavelength UV light.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Hayakawa Y, Sugie H, Moribayashi A, Kura F, Chang B, Wada A, Watanabe H.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Oct 22;323(3):954-9.

PMID:
15381093
31.

Neonatal sudden death due to Legionella pneumonia associated with water birth in a domestic spa bath.

Nagai T, Sobajima H, Iwasa M, Tsuzuki T, Kura F, Amemura-Maekawa J, Watanabe H.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 May;41(5):2227-9.

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Relative contributions of myeloperoxidase and NADPH-oxidase to the early host defense against pulmonary infections with Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus.

Aratani Y, Kura F, Watanabe H, Akagawa H, Takano Y, Suzuki K, Dinauer MC, Maeda N, Koyama H.

Med Mycol. 2002 Dec;40(6):557-63.

PMID:
12521119
33.

Critical role of myeloperoxidase and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase in high-burden systemic infection of mice with Candida albicans.

Aratani Y, Kura F, Watanabe H, Akagawa H, Takano Y, Suzuki K, Dinauer MC, Maeda N, Koyama H.

J Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 15;185(12):1833-7. Epub 2002 May 16.

PMID:
12085336
35.

Differential host susceptibility to pulmonary infections with bacteria and fungi in mice deficient in myeloperoxidase.

Aratani Y, Kura F, Watanabe H, Akagawa H, Takano Y, Suzuki K, Maeda N, Koyama H.

J Infect Dis. 2000 Oct;182(4):1276-9. Epub 2000 Sep 6.

PMID:
10979934
37.

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis blocks the phagosomal acidification of B10.A mouse macrophages through the inhibition of vacuolar H(+)-ATPase activity.

Tsukano H, Kura F, Inoue S, Sato S, Izumiya H, Yasuda T, Watanabe H.

Microb Pathog. 1999 Oct;27(4):253-63.

PMID:
10502466
38.

Identification of a novel periplasmic catalase-peroxidase KatA of Legionella pneumophila.

Amemura-Maekawa J, Mishima-Abe S, Kura F, Takahashi T, Watanabe H.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1999 Jul 15;176(2):339-44.

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Severe impairment in early host defense against Candida albicans in mice deficient in myeloperoxidase.

Aratani Y, Koyama H, Nyui S, Suzuki K, Kura F, Maeda N.

Infect Immun. 1999 Apr;67(4):1828-36.

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Mechanism in 1,25(OH)2D3-induced suppression of helper/suppressor function of CD4/CD8 cells to immunoglobulin production in B cells.

Iho S, Iwamoto K, Kura F, Okuno Y, Takahashi T, Hoshino T.

Cell Immunol. 1990 Apr 15;127(1):12-25.

PMID:
1969333
43.

The effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on in vitro immunoglobulin production in human B cells.

Iho S, Takahashi T, Kura F, Sugiyama H, Hoshino T.

J Immunol. 1986 Jun 15;136(12):4427-31.

PMID:
3519769
44.

Effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on the immunocompetent cells.

Hoshino T, Iho S, Kura F.

Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1986 Mar;8(3):167-73.

PMID:
3487016
46.

[Immunosuppressive effects of 1 alpha, 25(OH)2D3 on human lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages. 1. Suppression of PHA-blastogenesis and IL1 and IL2 production].

Iho S, Kura F, Hoshino T, Takahashi T.

Arerugi. 1985 Apr;34(4):252-62. Japanese. No abstract available.

PMID:
3876089
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