Atsunori Hiratsuka

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A plasma-polymerized film (PPF) of hexamethyldisiloxane [HMDS; (CH(3))(3)SiOSi(CH(3))(3)] was used to immobilize streptavidin on a glass substrate. Another layer of HMDS-PPF was also applied to the protein, which was first adsorbed to an underlayer of the same kind of film. As the result, the streptavidin was "embedded" between the two layers of HMDS,(More)
FAD-dependent glucose dehydrogenase (FAD-GDH), which contains FAD as a cofactor, catalyzes the oxidation of d-glucose to d-glucono-1,5-lactone, and plays an important role in biosensors measuring blood glucose levels. In order to obtain a novel FAD-GDH gene homolog, we performed degenerate PCR screening of genomic DNAs from 17 species of thermophilic(More)
An electrochemical protein chip was microfabricated. A thin-film three-electrode system, including an array of 36 platinum working electrodes, a set of thin-film Ag/AgCl electrodes, and platinum auxiliary electrodes, was integrated on a glass substrate. Capture antibodies were immobilized in a 4.5-nm-thick double layer of a hexamethyldisiloxane(More)
We developed a fully automated electrophoresis system for rapid and highly reproducible protein analysis. All the two-dimensional (2D) electrophoresis procedures including isoelectric focusing (IEF), on-part protein staining, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), and in situ protein detection were automatically completed. The(More)
We developed an integrated array of needle-type biosensors employing a novel process of fabrication, comprising conventional semiconductor fabrication and micromachining technology. Amperometric sensing electrodes with plasma-polymerized films and a thin-film Ag/AgCl reference electrode were directly integrated on a glass substrate with thin-film process,(More)
We propose a simple thin-film glucose biosensor based on a plasma-polymerized film. The film is deposited directly onto the substrate under dry conditions. The resulting films are extreme thin, adhere well onto the substrate (electrode), and have a highly cross-linked network structure and functional groups, such as amino groups, which enable a large amount(More)
The first use of plasma polymerization technique to modify the surface of a glass chip for capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF) of different proteins is reported. The electrophoresis separation channel was machined in Tempax glass chips with length 70 mm, 300 microm width and 100 microm depth. Acetonitrile and hexamethyldisiloxane monomers were used for(More)
A new fluorescent molecular probe, 2,2'-(1E,1'E)-2,2'-(4-(dicyanomethylene)-4H-pyrane-2,6-diyl)bis(ethene-2,1-diyl)bis(sodium benzenesulfonate) salt (1), possessing the cyanopyranyl moieties and two benzene sulfonic acid groups was designed and synthesized to detect proteins in solution and for high-throughput SDS-PAGE. Compound 1 exhibited no fluorescence(More)
We propose a new strategy for constructing a mediator-type biosensor as a Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (BioMEMS) application. A vinylferrocene plasma-polymerized film (PPF) was deposited directly onto the surface of an electrode under dry conditions. The resulting redox film was extremely thin, adhered well onto a substrate (electrode), and had a(More)
A novel design is described for an amperometric biosensor based on NAD(P)-dependent glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) combined with a plasma-polymerized thin film (PPF). The GDH is sandwiched between several nanometer thick acetonitrile PPFs on a sputtered gold electrode (PPF/GDH/PPF/Au). The lower PPF layer plays the role as an interface between enzyme and(More)