Hiroaki Takehara

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(R)-3-Dodecanoyl-4-phosphatidylcholino-hydroxymethyl-2-oxazolidino ne (7), which is a new glycerophospholipid analog, was synthesized starting from (S)-glycidol through a 4-alkylsilyoxymethyl derivative and N-acyl-4-hydroxymethyl derivative. The cyclic amide analog 7 showed strong inhibitory activity toward both Group I and II PLA25, but the inhibitory(More)
Dendritic spine generation and elimination play an important role in learning and memory, the dynamics of which have been examined within the neocortex in vivo. Spine turnover has also been detected in the absence of specific learning tasks, and is frequently exaggerated in animal models of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study aimed to(More)
We investigated the disposition of ARTCEREB® irrigation and perfusion solution (Artcereb) during intrathecal perfusion in a lateral ventricle-cisternal perfusion model in conscious rats. In this perfusion model, the perfusion rate was set at 0.35 ml/kg/h, taking into consideration the clinical perfusion rate (500 ml/60 kg/d). The influence of Artcereb on(More)
Cellular self-assembly based on cell-to-cell communication is a well-known tissue organizing process in living bodies. Hence, integrating cellular self-assembly processes into tissue engineering is a promising approach to fabricate well-organized functional tissues. In this research, we investigated the capability of endothelial cells (ECs) to control shape(More)
Nitric oxide, a paramagnetic molecule synthesized in biological systems, plays an important role in many pathophysiological processes. In vivo electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy/imaging could be a useful tool to study, in situ and in real time, nitric oxide generation. In this study the intracellular production of nitric oxide in tissues of living(More)
The high-resolution imaging of neural cells in vivo has brought about great progress in neuroscience research. Here, we report a novel experimental platform, where the intact brain of a living mouse can be studied with the aid of a surgically implanted micro-optical fluidic device; acting as an interface between neurons and the outer world. The newly(More)
A novel flexible sensor was developed for the noninvasive oxygen metabolism measurement of cultivated cells and tissues. This device is composed of a transparent double-layered polymer sheet of ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) having an array of microhole structures of 90 μm diameter and 50 μm depth on its surface. All the(More)
Hydrogels have several excellent characteristics suitable for biomedical use such as softness, biological inertness and solute permeability. Hence, integrating hydrogels into microfluidic devices is a promising approach for providing additional functions such as biocompatibility and porosity, to microfluidic devices. However, the poor mechanical strength of(More)
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