Chiaki Matsumoto

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Abscisic acid (ABA) is involved in a number of critical processes in normal growth and development as well as in adaptive responses to environmental stresses. For correct and accurate actions, a physiologically active ABA level is controlled through fine-tuning of de novo biosynthesis and catabolism. The hydroxylation at the 8'-position of ABA is known as(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells and their lymphoid progenitors are supported by the bone marrow (BM) microenvironmental niches composed of various stromal cells and Schwann cells and sympathetic nerve fibers. Although neural crest (NC) cells contribute to the development of all the three, their function in BM is not well understood. In this study, NC-derived cells(More)
To investigate formation of the three primary germ layers in mouse embryoid bodies (EBs), we observed changes in structure and gene expression over a 7-day culture period. We compared these changes using two methods for EB formation: hanging drop (HD) and static suspension culture (SSC). Light microscopy showed that a stratified columnar epithelial layer(More)
This paper presents the implementation and results of the test suite for DSM ASIC consisting of static, ∆Iddq, and dynamic patterns based on scan, and quantitatively reports the advantages of dynamic pattern over AC static pattern, even at a low frequency, and advantages of ∆Iddq test over traditional Iddq. A defect level calculation method is presented(More)
An air-stable cationic Au(I) complex featuring a Z-type ligand (boron atom) as a σ-acceptor was developed for elucidating the effect of B on catalytic reactions. An enyne cyclization in the presence of either [Au→B](+) or [Au](+) showed that [Au→B](+) promotes the reactivity, which enabled the effective construction of not only five- and six-membered rings,(More)
From an economic and ecological perspective, the efficient utilization of atmospheric CO2 as a carbon resource should be a much more important goal than reducing CO2 emissions. However, no strategy to harvest CO2 using atmospheric CO2 at room temperature currently exists, which is presumably due to the extremely low concentration of CO2 in ambient air(More)
The aggregation form of mixtures of phosphatidylcholine and MDP derivatives was studied. The mixed vesicles containing less than 40% of B30-MDP were unilamellar, and over 40% B30-MDP aggregates of mixed vesicles or oligolammellar vesicles appeared. The mixed vesicles containing less than 20% of DV-7401 were unilamellar, and over 20% of it fibriform(More)
A productive channel for pent-up energy: The [{RhCl(CO)2 }2 ]-catalyzed ring-opening of both E and Z 1-cyclopropylocta-1,2,6-trienes exclusively produced cis-4,5-dimethylbicyclo[4.3.0]nona-1(9),2-dienes with three contiguous stereogenic centers. When this transformation was applied to the 1,2,7-triene double-bond isomers, the same products were formed in a(More)
A [Ru(phen)3](2+) complex (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) having an arylethynyl group at the 4-position of one of the three phen ligands (aryl: (dimesityl)borylduryl group = [RuBE](2+) or duryl group = [RuDE](2+)) showed dual emissions at low temperature in propylene carbonate (PC). The shorter emission lifetime components (τ(em)(s) ≈ 13 μs) that originated(More)
8'-O-(3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl)-8'-hydroxyabscisic acid is a stable conjugate of the first metabolite of abscisic acid, 8'-hydroxyabscisic acid, that is spontaneously isomerized to phaseic acid. The chirality of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl group of the conjugate was revised to S based on an HPLC analysis of the diastereomer derived from mevalonolactone(More)