Hiroaki Takehara

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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)
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)
SUMMARY On-chip neural interface devices based on CMOS image sensor technology are proposed and demonstrated. The devices were designed with target applications to optogenetics in bioscience. Multifunc-tional CMOS image sensors equipped with an addressable on-chip electrode array were integrated with a functional interface chip that contained embedded GaInN(More)
CMOS-based opto-electronic neural interface devices are presented. The devices are designed with target application of in vitro and in vivo optogenetics. Two types of the opto-electronic neural interface devices are presented. One is single-chip type device for on-chip optogenetics, and the other is multi-chip type device with flexibility and wide-area(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)
In this study, we propose an advanced architecture of a smart electrode for neural stimulation of a retinal prosthesis. A feature of the proposed architecture is embedding CMOS microchips into the core of the stimulus electrodes. Microchip integration without dead space on the array is possible. Additionally, higher durability can be expected because the(More)
A monoclonal antibody (MCC-1) that recognizes the alpha 2 delta subunit complex of L-type calcium channels from rabbit skeletal muscle membranes partially inhibited the evoked release of acetylcholine from synaptosomes isolated from the electric organ of the marine electric ray, Narke japonica. Digitonin extracts of synaptosomal plasma membranes were(More)
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