Hiroaki Maeda

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A severe lack of von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (VWF-CP) activity can cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). This protease was recently identified as a member of the ADAMTS family, ADAMTS-13. It consists of a preproregion, a metalloprotease domain, a disintegrin-like domain, a thrombospondin type-1 motif (Tsp1), a cysteine-rich domain, a(More)
Sheath blight, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is one of the most serious diseases of rice. Among 33 rice accessions, mainly from National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) Core Collection, we found three landraces from the Himalayas-Jarjan, Nepal 555 and Nepal 8-with resistance to sheath blight in 3 years' field testing. Backcrossed inbred lines(More)
Internet traffic is continuously growing fast due to the rapid spread of the internet and the speed-up of the internet connection. Also, the applications provided on the internet have become more diversified. To support the QoS requirements for these internet applications, it would be better to measure the traffic volume according to the applications.(More)
Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems are attracting attention as next-generation mobile communication systems. Such systems have come to transfer and manage large volumes of data at high speed. Therefore, base stations have urgent requirements for devices that are friendlier to the environment, easier to install and cheaper to run. Further, there are needs to(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) can produce black grains as well as white. In black rice, the pericarp of the grain accumulates anthocyanin, which has antioxidant activity and is beneficial to human health. We developed a black rice introgression line in the genetic background of Oryza sativa L. 'Koshihikari', which is a leading variety in Japan. We used Oryza(More)
Aromatic groups were incorporated into 9H-9-silafluorene units at the 9-position (mono-9H-silafluorenes) and 9,9'-positions (di-9H-9-silafluorenes). The aryl substituents showed weak conjugation to the 9H-9-silafluorene for 9-aryl substituted ones 1-7 and a 9,9'-phenylene substituted one (compound 8) and they exhibited similar absorption and emission(More)
PDE4B was previously shown to be a dominant PDE4 subtype of neutrophils. However, its physiological role in the neutrophil function has not been evaluated. In this study, the inhibitory effects of a phosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B)- selective inhibitor (compound A) and subtype non-selective PDE4 inhibitors (roflumilast and cilomilast) were evaluated in human(More)
—Internet traffic volumes continue to increase rapidly with the spread of the broadband access and the increase in internet backbone capacities. Moreover, the applications provided over the internet have become more diverse. Adequately supporting the QoS requirements for these diverse applications requires measuring traffic volumes by application type(file(More)