Hideki Kambara

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We developed a quantitative PCR method featuring a reusable single-cell cDNA library immobilized on beads for measuring the expression of multiple genes in a single cell. We used this method to analyze multiple cDNA targets (from several copies to several hundred thousand copies) with an experimental error of 15.9% or less. This method is sufficiently(More)
There is a high demand for inexpensive and high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies in molecular biology and applied biosciences. In this study, novel nano-sized magnetic particles displaying enzymes for pyrosequencing, a rather novel bioluminometric DNA sequencing method based on the sequencing-by-synthesis principle by employing a cascade of several(More)
Specification of progenitors into the osteoblast lineage is an essential event for skeletogenesis. During endochondral ossification, cells in the perichondrium give rise to osteoblast precursors. Hedgehog (Hh) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) are suggested to regulate the commitment of these cells. However, properties of perichondrial cells and(More)
Highly sensitive real-time pyrosequencing seems promising for constructing an inexpensive and small DNA sequencer with a low running cost. A DNA sample of a picomole level is usually used in the conventional pyrosequencing based on a luciferase assay coupled with an APS-ATP surfurylase reaction for producing ATP from pyrophosphate (PPi). Although the(More)
Conventional pyrosequencing using 2'-deoxyadenosine-5'-O-(1-thiotriphosphate) (dATPαS) is problematic due to the high cost of the substrate (dATPαS) and deterioration in the accuracy of incorporation to read through poly(T) regions. One reason for these problems is that dATPαS has a sulfur on the α-phosphate and also has isomers (Sp and Rp). To solve these(More)
Analyses of gene expressions in single cells are important for understanding detailed biological phenomena. Here, a highly sensitive and accurate method by sequencing (called "bead-seq") to obtain a whole gene expression profile for a single cell is proposed. A key feature of the method is to use a complementary DNA (cDNA) library on magnetic beads, which(More)
A multiplex single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing platform using 'bioluminometric assay coupled with terminator [2',3'-dideoxynucleoside triphosphates (ddNTPs)] incorporation' (named 'BATI' for short) was developed. All of the reactions are carried out in a single reaction chamber containing target DNAs, DNA polymerase, reagents necessary for(More)
Most methods used for gene expression analysis are based on dye-labeling, which requires costly instruments. Recently a dye-free gene expression analysis method-SRPP (Sequence-tagged reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction coupled with pyrosequencing) was developed to compare relative gene expression levels in different tissues, but the throughput(More)
In pyrosequencing chemistry, four cascade enzymatic reactions with the catalysis of polymerase, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) sulfurylase, luciferase, and apyrase are employed. The sensitivity of pyrosequencing mainly depends on the concentration of luciferase which catalyzes a photoemission reaction. However, the side-reaction of adenosine 5' phosphosulfate(More)
The shade avoidance response, which allows plants to escape from nearby competitors, is triggered by a reduction in the PFR form of phytochrome in response to shade. Classic physiological experiments have demonstrated that the shade signal perceived by the leaves is transmitted to the other parts of the plant. Recently, a simple method was developed to(More)