Fumihiko Fujii

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Fluorescent probes that emit in the near-infrared (NIR, 700-1,300 nm) region are suitable as optical contrast agents for in vivo fluorescence imaging because of low scattering and absorption of the NIR light in tissues. Recently, NIR quantum dots (QDs) have become a new class of fluorescent materials that can be used for in vivo imaging. Compared with(More)
Single molecule fluorescence polarization techniques have been used for three-dimensional (3D) orientation measurements to observe the dynamic properties of single molecules. However, only few techniques can simultaneously measure 3D orientation and position. Furthermore, these techniques often require complex equipment and cumbersome analysis. We have(More)
Optical imaging of intrinsic signal is a powerful technique for studying the functional organization of the brain [T. Bonhoeffer, D. S. Kim, D. Malonek, D. Shoham, A. Grinvald, Optical imaging of the layout of functional domains in area 17 and across the area 17/18 border in cat visual cortex, Eur. J. Neurosci. 7 (1995) 1973-1988; M. Hubener, D. Shoham, A.(More)
To measure the polarization dependence of fluorescent probes, a confocal-microscope-based polarized fluorescence correlation spectroscopy system was developed, and the polarization dependence on the rotational diffusion of well-defined quantum rods (Qrods) was investigated and characterized. The rotational diffusion region of the Qrods was observed over a(More)
It is important to monitor mitochondrial conditions, and light scattering (LS) measurements have been applied to the detection of morphological changes in mitochondria in vivo. Little is known about the morphological and LS responses of brain mitochondria to oxygen withdrawal, a critical factor in cell death. We have therefore investigated the morphological(More)
Dodecyl ether derivatives 1-3 of p-sulfonatocalix[n]arene were incorporated into dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) vesicles, and their binding abilities for acetylcholine (ACh) were examined by using steady-state fluorescence/fluorescence anisotropy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). For the detection of ACh binding to the DMPC vesicles(More)
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