Kagawa Nutrition University
Shinji Takahashi, Ph.D., Professor
Youko Aoyagi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Microbiology


Original, peerreviewed publications.

Aoyagi, Y., Adderson, E., Rubens, C., Bohnsack, J., Min, J-G., Matsushita, M., Fujita, T., Okuwaki, Y., and Takahashi, S. 2008. L-ficolin/mannose-binding lectin-associated serine protease complexes bind to group B streptococci primarily through N-acetylneuraminic acid of capsular polysaccharide and activate the complement pathway. Infct. Immun. 76:179-188.

Lin, F-Y, Whiting, A., Adderson, E., Takahashi, S., Dunn, D., Weiss, R., Azimi, P., Philips, J 3rd., Weisman, L., Regan, J., Clark, P., Rhoads, G., Frasch, C., Troendle, J., Moyer, P., and Bohnsack, J. 2006. Phylogenetic lineages of invasive and colonizing strains of serotype III group B streptococci from neonates: a multi center prospective study. J. Clin. Microbiol. 44:1257-1261.

Aoyagi, Y., Adderson, E., Min, J-G., Matsushita, M., Fujita, T., Takahashi, S., Okuwaki, Y., and Bohnsack, J. 2005. Role of L-ficolin/ mannose-binding lectin-associated serine protease complexes in the opsonophagocytosis of type III group B streptococci. J. Immunol. 174:418-425.

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