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The treatment results of 697 renal units in 687 patients treated for upper urinary tract stones using a Piezolith 2500 at the Ageo Central General Hospital during the 5-year period between August 1999 and July 2004 were analyzed. The stone-free rate and the success rate were calculated according to the stone size and location. Univariate and multivariate(More)
For investigating effects of chemical stressors to cultured cells, we have developed a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) system with a micro CCD camera that enables microscopic observations simultaneously with the QCM measurements. Human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) cells were cultured on the collagen coated quartz crystal which has indium tin oxide (ITO)(More)
Nano-scale structures of the YOYO-1-stained barley chromosomes and lambda-phage DNA were investigated by scanning near-field optical/atomic force microscopy (SNOM/AFM). This technique enabled precise analysis of fluorescence structural images in relation to the morphology of the biomaterials. The results suggested that the fluorescence intensity does not(More)
Scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) imaging was performed to allow for the direct visualization of damaged sites on individual DNA molecules to a scale of a few tens of nanometers. Fluorescence in situ hybridization on extended DNA molecules was modified to detect a single abasic site. Abasic sites were specifically labelled with a biotinlylated(More)
We have developed a monitoring system for evaluating the effect of anticancer agents, such as cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The system mainly consisted of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) with indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes and a micro CCD camera that can function in a humid CO(2) incubator. Human hepatoma cell line HepG2 cells were cultured(More)
We evaluated the binding affinity of peptide probes for profilin (protein) using force curve measurement techniques and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The peptide probes designed and synthesized for this investigation were H-A3GP5GP5GP5G-OH (1), H-A3GP5G-OH (2), H-A3G7-OH (3), and H-A3G-OH (4). Each peptide probe was immobilized on a cantilever tip, and the(More)
The principle and applications of quartz-crystal sensors based on the three basic concepts for mass, viscosity, and viscoelastic changes are reported. In the general discussion the realization of a resonant frequency-resonant resistance diagram is described in detail. As an example of application to mass sensing, gas sensing with a carbon-coated quartz(More)
A novel glucose sensor was constructed, and its analytical potential examined. A chip-type three-electrode system for use in a flow-type electrochemical glucose sensor was fabricated using a UV lithography technique on a glass slide. An Ag/AgCl reference electrode was made by electroplating silver onto a Pt electrode and dipping in a saturated KCl solution(More)
In order to observe the force interaction in large areas, a novel force detection probe was fabricated by two-photon absorbed photopolymerization (TPAP) techniques. The probe was based on a commercial cantilever, and a docking structure for adopting a microsphere immobilized with actin antibody was fabricated by the TPAP techniques. The commercial AFM tip(More)