Chiho Kataoka-Hamai

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Various properties of supported lipid bilayers such as diffusion and lipid partitioning are well characterized. However, little attention has been paid to their molecular packing density. In this work, the adsorption of 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP) vesicles on glass and silicon dioxide was investigated using fluorescence microscopy,(More)
We describe an electronic detection method for charged lipid bilayers supported on a Si 3N 4/SiO 2/Si substrate. The flat-band voltage was used to monitor the charge of the bilayers. We show that the flat-band voltage varies with lipid adsorption depending on the polarity and mole ratio of the charged lipids, the salt concentration, and the surface(More)
T cell receptor (TCR) phosphorylation requires the kinase Lck and phosphatase CD45. CD45 activates Lck by dephosphorylating an inhibitory tyrosine of Lck to relieve autoinhibition. However, CD45 also dephosphorylates the TCR, and the spatial exclusion of CD45 from TCR clustering in the plasma membrane appears to attenuate this negative effect of CD45. To(More)
Supported phospholipid bilayers can be formed by established methods such as vesicle fusion and the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique. However, challenges remain in regards to creating supported bilayers from various lipid compositions, using various support surfaces, and incorporating membrane proteins. Here we report a detergent removal method as an(More)
The application of field-effect devices to biosensors has become an area of intense research interest. An attractive feature of field-effect sensing is that the binding or reaction of biomolecules can be directly detected from a change in electrical signals. The integration of such field-effect devices into cell membrane mimics may lead to the development(More)
Supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) are often formed by spontaneous vesicle rupture and fusion on a solid surface. A well-characterized rupture mechanism for isolated vesicles is pore nucleation and expansion in the solution-exposed nonadsorbed area. In contrast, pore formation in the adsorbed bilayer region has not been investigated to date. In this work, we(More)
Modulation of cell adhesion by synthetic materials is useful for a wide range of biomedical applications. Here, we characterized cell adhesion mediated by a semisynthetic molecule, cholesteryl-modified gelatin (chol-gelatin). We found that this hybrid molecule facilitated cell adhesion by connecting two apposed membranes via multiple cholesterol moieties on(More)
Binding of amphiphilic molecules to supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) often results in lipid fibril extension from the SLBs. Previous studies proposed that amphiphiles with large and flexible hydrophilic regions trigger lipid fibril formation in SLBs by inducing membrane curvature via their hydrophilic regions. However, no experimental studies have verified(More)
The adsorption of positively charged supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) on field-effect devices was studied using various salt solutions to make it possible to understand the signal generation mechanisms of the devices. The flat-band voltage change that occurred with SLB formation was dependent on the type of monovalent cations contained in the solution. Zeta(More)
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