Atsushi Kuwahara

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Basal progenitors (also called non-surface dividing or intermediate progenitors) have been proposed to regulate the number of neurons during neocortical development through expanding cells committed to a neuronal fate, although the signals that govern this population have remained largely unknown. Here, we show that N-myc mediates the functions of Wnt(More)
Uniparental disomy (UPD) is defined as the presence of a chromosome pair that derives from only one parent in a diploid individual. The human TRKA gene on chromosome 1q21-q22 encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase for nerve growth factor and is responsible for an autosomal recessive genetic disorder: congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA). We(More)
A molecular imprinting technique was applied to the construction of prosthetic group-coupled tunable binding cavities for bisphenol A (BPA). A novel template molecule, with a structure consisting of BPA covalently conjugated with two allyl(4-carboxyphenyl)disulfides through ester bonds (BPA-D), was designed. After copolymerization of BPA-D with styrene and(More)
During mouse neocortical development, the Wnt-β-catenin signaling pathway plays essential roles in various phenomena including neuronal differentiation and proliferation of neural precursor cells (NPCs). Production of the appropriate number of neurons without depletion of the NPC population requires precise regulation of the balance between differentiation(More)
Conjugated-protein mimics were obtained using a new molecular imprinting strategy combined with post-imprinting modifications. An antibiotic was employed as a model template molecule, and a polymerizable template molecule was designed, which was composed of the antibiotic and two different prosthetic groups attached through a disulfide bond and Schiff base(More)
Protein-imprinted polymers, capable of specific transduction of protein binding events into fluorescent signal change, were designed and synthesized by using dansyl ethylenediamine-conjugated O-acryloyl L-hydroxyproline (Hyp-En-Dans). Human serum albumin (HSA) was used as a model target protein and HSA-imprinted polymers (HSA-IP) were prepared on glass(More)
The double N-arylation of primary amines with 2,2'-biphenylylene ditriflates was investigated for the synthesis of multisubstituted carbazoles. Palladium complexes supported by 2-dicyclohexylphosphino-2'-methylbiphenyl or Xantphos [4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene] were found to be efficient catalysts for the reaction. The catalysts allow the(More)
The crystal structure of title complex has been analyzed by X-ray diffraction method as a model for elucidating the possible interaction between the phenylalanyl residue of proteins and the N7-protonated or methylated guanine base of nucleic acids. The guanine base is associated with the benzene ring of phenylalanine by stacking interaction, and further(More)
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