Hajime Kimura

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  • Hajime Kimura, Gen~fe Dis, +4 authors Kobayasi~dis Titech Ac Jp
  • 2001
In this paper, we investigate a reinforcement learning of walking behavior for a four-legged robot. The robot has two servo motors per leg, so this problem has eight-dimensional continuous state/act ion space. We present an action selection scheme for actor-critic algorithms, in which the actor selects a continuous action from its bounded action space by(More)
Extraction of proteins from the tissues of laminarialean algae, i.e. kelp, is difficult due to high levels of nonprotein interfering compounds, mainly viscous polysaccharides. To establish proteomic analysis of kelp species, an ethanol/phenol extraction method was developed and compared to other popular methods. Proteins were extracted with phenol from(More)
The seasonal variation in protein expression in the sporophyte of Saccharina japonica (Areschoug) Lane, Mays, Druehl and Saunders was investigated. High-quality proteins that are available for protein profiling were extracted by the ethanol/phenol extraction method, and 564 protein spots in total were detected. Proteins were identified through database(More)
Curved DNA structures with a left-handed superhelical conformation can activate eukaryotic transcription. Mechanistically, these structures favor binding to histone cores and can function as a docking site for sliding nucleosomes. Thus, promoters with this kind of curved DNA can adopt a more open structure, facilitating transcription initiation. However,(More)
The structure of the nucleosome has been solved at atomic resolution, and the genome-wide nucleosome positions have been clarified for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, the genome-wide three-dimensional arrangement of nucleosomal arrays in the nucleus remains unclear. Several studies simulated overall interphase chromosome architectures(More)
Berberine (BBR) is the main alkaloid of Coptis chinensis, which has been used as a folk medicine to treat diabetes mellitus in Asian countries. We explored the possibility that 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is involved in metabolic enhancement by BBR in skeletal muscle, the important tissue for glucose metabolism. Isolated rat(More)