Akiko Sekine

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The Notch signaling pathway is known to mediate the differentiation and fate specification of cells in embryonic stage and adult tissues. Several tumors exhibit aberrant expression of Notch signaling component genes, such as Notch1/2/3 and Hath1. In this study, we investigated the mRNA expression of seven Notch-related genes, Notch1/2/3, Hes1/2/3, and(More)
The ruthenium(II) and rhenium(I) complexes containing an NAD(P)H model compound, 1-benzyl-1,4-dihydronicotinamide (BNAH), as ligand, [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(BNAH)]2+ (1 a) and [Re(bpy)(CO)3(BNAH)]+ (1 b), were quantitatively produced by the reaction of the corresponding metal hydrido complexes with BNA(+) (1-benzylnicotinamidium cation). In the presence of base with(More)
BACKGROUND Leukoencephalopathy with brain calcifications and cysts (LCC) is neuroradiologically characterized by leukoencephalopathy, intracranial calcification, and cysts. Coats plus syndrome is also characterized by the same neuroradiological findings together with defects in retinal vascular development. Indeed, LCC and Coats plus were originally(More)
Excitation by high-energy light, such as that of 313 nm wavelength, induces a photochemical ligand substitution (PLS) reaction of fac-[Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl] (1a) to give the solvento complexes (OC-6-34)- and (OC-6-44)-[Re(bpy)(CO)2(MeCN)Cl] (2 and 3) in good yields. The disappearance quantum yield of 1a was 0.01+/-0.001 at 313 nm. The products were isolated, and(More)
A 21-year-old man developed idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, and was admitted to our hospital. Although neuralgia was promptly resolved after oral carbamazepine (CBZ) administration, he developed arterial hypertension (from 110/60 mmHg to 170/126 mmHg) followed by consciousness disturbance several days after the initiation of carbamazepine. MRI T2-weighted,(More)
Transition-metal complexes and organic radical molecules can be used to make electric conductors and ferromagnets, the optical properties of which can be controlled by changing temperature and are used as molecular switches and sensors. Whereas a number of organic radicals in solution show temperature-dependent optical properties, such behaviour in(More)
Photocatalytic systems developed from complexes with only abundant metals, i.e., Cu(I)(dmp)(P)2(+) (dmp =2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline; P = phosphine ligand) as a redox photosensitizer and Fe(II)(dmp)2(NCS)2 as a catalyst, produced CO as the main product by visible light irradiation. The best photocatalysis was obtained using a Cu(I) complex with a(More)
The crystal structures of the salicylideneaniline derivatives N-salicylidene-4-tert-butyl-aniline (1), N-3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene-3-methoxyaniline (2), N-3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene-3-bromoaniline (3), N-3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene-3-chloroaniline (4), N-3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene-4-bromoaniline (5), N-3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene-aniline(More)
The title salt, K(+)·C(8)H(8)NO(5) (-) [systematic name: potassium (2R,5R,Z)-3-(2-hy-droxy-ethyl-idene)-7-oxo-4-oxa-1-aza-bicyclo-[3.2.0]heptane-2-carb-oxyl-ate], a widely used β-lactam anti-biotic, is usually chemically unstable even in the solid state owing to its tendency to be hydrolysed. In the crystal structure, the potassium cations are arranged(More)
A series of highly luminescent trinuclear and tetranuclear ring-shaped Re(I) complexes wherein the Re units are linked with rigid bidentate phosphine ligands, namely, bis(diphenylphosphino)-p-phenylene, -trans-vinylene, and -ethynylene, were synthesized and fully characterized. Their strong emissive properties and the long lifetimes of their triplet(More)