Chiaki Yoshina-Ishii

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We report a new system of laterally mobile, arrayed vesicles that are encoded with DNA to control tethering to fluid-supported phospholipid bilayers. The motion of individual fluorescently labeled vesicles, specifically bound, are easily visualized by fluorescence video microscopy and observed to collide reversibly on the surface. This system is an ideal(More)
We recently introduced a method to tether intact phospholipid vesicles onto a fluid supported lipid bilayer using DNA hybridization (Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Miller, G. P.; Kraft, M. L; Kool, E. T.; Boxer, S. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1356-1357). Once tethered, the vesicles can diffuse in two dimensions parallel to the supported membrane surface. The(More)
An amphiphilic oligonucleotide species ((C18)2-DNA) is presented as a generally useful reagent to display encoded tether sequences on the surface of phospholipid assemblies. (C18)2-DNA inserts into preformed vesicles and proteoliposomes of arbitrary composition, content, and origin using a simple and gentle procedure and is a significant improvement over(More)
Fluorescence interference contrast microscopy (FLIC) is a powerful method to structurally characterize fluorescent objects with nanometer-scale resolution in the z direction. Here we use FLIC to characterize the water layer underlying supported membranes and membrane-tethered double-stranded oligonucleotides. FLIC measurements of supported membranes(More)
We recently introduced methods to tether phospholipid vesicles or proteoliposomes onto a fluid-supported lipid bilayer using DNA hybridization (Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Miller, G. P.; Kraft, M. L.; Kool, E. T.; Boxer, S. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1356-1357). These intact tethered vesicles diffuse in two dimensions parallel to the supporting membrane(More)
A method for producing tri- and tetrasubstituted ureas from carbamoyl imidazolium salts is presented. Carbamoyl imidazolium salts are prepared from the reaction of N,N carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) with secondary amines, followed by alkylation with iodomethane. These stable salts can be stored for extended periods and are effective electrophilic carbamoylation(More)
A new aromatic periodic mesoporous organosilica material containing benzene functional groups that are symmetrically integrated with three silicon atoms in an organosilica mesoporous framework is reported. The material has a high surface area, well-ordered mesoporous structure and thermally stable framework aromatic groups. The functional aromatic moieties(More)
Stark spectra have been obtained in the region of absorption by the accessory bacteriochlorophylls (the B-band region around 800 nm) in Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centers. The Stark spectra in this region are dominated by the resonance Stark effect of BL, the accessory bacteriochlorophyll on the functional side; results in Part 1 of this series(More)
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