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Updated : September 6, 2017

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Members

Hisakazu Yano (Professor)
Ryuichi Nakano (Lecturer)
Akiyo Nakano (Assistant Professor)

Overview

Medical institutions are facing a large number of problems caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, not only interfering with treatment, but also spreading infection on a facility-wide basis today. These bacteria emerge with antibiotic resistance achieved by resistant gene acquisition or through point mutations, and are further evolving by achieving new resistance mechanisms.
This department conducts studies to elucidate the mechanisms of such resistance and those by which pathogenic microorganisms cause infectious diseases, involving globally threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including: carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producer, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA), multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP), β-lactamase-negative ABPC-resistant (BLNAR) Haemophilus influenzae.

 

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