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Anion recognition and anion sensing are of interest because anions play many important roles in living organisms. Most currently known anion sensors work only in organic solution, but sensors for biological applications are required to function in neutral aqueous solution. We have designed and synthesized a novel fluorescent sensor for anions. The sensor(More)
(68)Ga (T 1/2 = 68 min, a generator-produced nuclide) has great potential as a radionuclide for clinical positron emission tomography (PET). Because poly-glutamic and poly-aspartic acids have high affinity for hydroxyapatite, to develop new bone targeting (68)Ga-labeled bone imaging agents for PET, we used 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic(More)
We synthesised four tetrazolato-bridged dinuclear Pt(ii) complexes, [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-5-R-tetrazolato-N2,N3)](n+), where R is CH3 (1), C6H5 (2), CH2COOC2H5 (3), or CH2COO(-) (4) and n = 2 (1-3) or 1 (4). Their structures were characterised by (1)H, (13)C, and (195)Pt NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis, and the crystal(More)
To establish a detailed reaction mechanism for the condensation between a boronic acid, RB(OH)2, and a diol, H2L, in aqueous solution, the acid dissociation constants (Ka(BL)) of boronic acid diol esters (HBLs) were determined based on the well-established concept of conditional formation constants of metal complexes. The pKa values of HBLs were 2.30, 2.77,(More)
Late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) is a male-specific disorder caused by the age-related decline in androgens, such as testosterone (T). A sensitive liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous quantification of T and its precursor, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), in human saliva has been(More)
Complexation of cisplatin (CDDP) and chondroitin sulfate A (CSA) or C (CSC) has been reported to reduce the nephrotoxicity of CDDP. However the mechanism of interaction between CDDP and CSA or CSC was not known. In this study, spectroscopic analyses including NMR were carried out to examine the complexation interactions of CSA and CSC with CDDP. The(More)
The site-directed mutants of negative patches on silene plastocyanin (PC) were used to investigate the change of interactions between photosystem I (PSI) and PC during the course of evolution from cyanobacteria to plants. The net charges of two highly conserved negative patches (#42-45 and #59-61) on silene PC were systematically modified from -4 to +1. PSI(More)
Ternary Cu(ii) complexes containing an aromatic diimine (DA = di(2-pyridylmethyl)amine (dpa), 4,4'-disubstituted 2,2'-bipyridine (Y(2)bpy; Y = H (bpy), Me, Cl, N(Et)(2), CONH(2) or COOEt) or 2,2'-bipyrimidine) and an aromatic amino acid (AA = l-phenylalanine (Phe), p-substituted phenylalanine (XPhe; X = NH(2), NO(2), F, Cl or Br), l-tyrosine (Tyr),(More)
Adduct formations of Pt(II) complexes containing an aromatic diimine (DA) and an L-amino acid (A) with an aromatic carboxylate (AR) or a mononucleotide (NMP) has been studied by synthetic, structural, spectroscopic, and calorimetric methods. Several adducts between Pt(II) complexes, [Pt(DA)(L-A)] (charges are omitted; DA=2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm);(More)
β-Citryl-L-glutamate (β-CG) is a unique compound initially isolated from developing brains, which also appears in high concentrations during the period characterized by growth and differentiation of neurons in developing animals, and then decreases with maturation. However, its functional roles remain unclear. The stability constant obtained in our previous(More)