Hideki Sugimoto

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We measured fresh weight, dry weight, total protein, and the amounts of several individual proteins during endosperm development in three varieties of maize (Zea mays L.): W64A wild-type (WT) and opaque-2 (o2), and sweet corn (SW). By 28 days after pollination (DAP), fresh weight was much higher in WT and SW than in o2, but o2 had a higher dry weight and(More)
Mononuclear copper(II)-superoxo complexes 2(X)-OO(*) having triplet (S = 1) ground states were obtained via reaction of O(2) with the copper(I) starting materials 1(X) supported by tridentate ligands L(X) [1-(2-p-X-phenethyl)-5-(2-pyridin-2-ylethyl)-1,5-diazacyclooctane; X = CH(3), H, NO(2)] in various solvents. The superoxo complexes 2(X)-OO(*) mimic the(More)
A mononuclear copper(II) superoxo species has been invoked as the key reactive intermediate in aliphatic substrate hydroxylation by copper monooxygenases such as peptidylglycine α-hydroxylating monooxygenase (PHM), dopamine β-monooxygenase (DβM), and tyramine β-monooxygenase (TβM). We have recently developed a mononuclear copper(II) end-on superoxo complex(More)
A review of our previous immunological studies on Kawasaki disease (KD) was undertaken. The results showed that peripheral blood macrophages/monocytes, T-cells and B-cells become activated during acute KD in terms of numerical changes in immunocompetent cells, expression of activated antigens on the cell surfaces and cytokine production. Also, during acute(More)
Copper(I) complexes supported by a series of N3-tridentate ligands bearing a rigid cyclic diamine framework such as 1,5-diazacyclooctane (L8, eight-membered ring), 1,4-diazacycloheptane (L7, seven-membered ring), or 1,4-diazacyclohexane (L6, six-membered ring) with a common 2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl side arm were synthesized and their reactivity toward O2 were(More)
Redox properties of a mononuclear copper(II) superoxide complex, (L)Cu(II)-OO(•), supported by a tridentate ligand (L = 1-(2-phenethyl)-5-[2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl]-1,5-diazacyclooctane) have been examined as a model compound of the putative reactive intermediate of peptidylglycine α-hydroxylating monooxygenase (PHM) and dopamine β-monooxygenase (DβM) (Kunishita(More)
Mono(dithiolene)sulfidomolybdenum(IV) complexes, [MoS(S4)(bdt)](2-) (2) and [MoS(S4)(bdtCl2)](2-) (3) (1,2-benzenedithiolate = bdt, 3,6-dichloro-1,2-benzenedithiolate = bdtCl2), were prepared by the substitution reaction of a tetrasulfido ligand in known [MoS(S4)2](2-) (1) with the corresponding dithiol. Complexes 2 and 3 were irreversibly oxidized to give(More)
Colloidal crystal assembly film was prepared by using monodispersed colloidal particles of cross-linked random copolymer of methyl methacrylate and ethyl acrylate prepared by soap-free emulsion polymerization. The colloidal crystal film exhibited structural color when swollen with ethyl acrylate monomer. The structural color was maintained even after(More)