Hiroshi Chimura

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In the screening of catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors in streptomyces culture filtrates, three new isoflavones were isolated. Their structures were shown to be 3',5,7-trihydroxy-4',6-dimethoxyisoflavone (I), 3',5,7-trihydroxy-4',8-dimethoxyisoflavone (II), 3',8-dihydroxy-4',6,7-trimethoxyisoflavone (III). I and II inhibited both(More)
Many streptomyces strains produced an inhibitor of crude glyoxalase prepared from rat liver which did not inhibit glyoxalase I prepared from yeast. Another inhibitor, C11H14O6, which inhibited glyoxalases prepared from both rat liver and yeast was obtained from a cultured broth of Streptomyces griseosproeus and crystallized. Preincubation of this inhibitor(More)
The structure of a glyoxalase I inhibitor (I), isolated from a cultured broth of Streptomyces griseosporeus, was found to be 2-crotonyloxymethyl-4,5,6-trihydroxy-cyclohex-2-enone by chemical studies. Stereochemistry and absolute configuration were determined to be 4R, 5R and 6R by X-ray crystallographic analysis of a bromine-containing crystalline(More)
A cross-sectional study of Japanese female commercial sex workers (FCSWs) working in massage parlors with cell baths (MPCBs) was conducted between July 1999 and December 2001. The study subjects were 171 FCSWs aged from 19 to 36 years. A questionnaire included sexual characteristics in addition to working name and date of birth. We serologically or(More)
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