Hiroshi Irie

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Polycrystalline anatase TiO(2)-based thin films with surface roughness were fabricated using a sublimation method. Their surfaces showed hydrophobicity with a water contact angle (CA) higher than 130 degrees when stored in the dark. For the films, the hydrophobic conversion behavior and critical CA depended on surface morphologies. The higher hydrophobic(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous tumors of the pancreas show a unique histologic feature in that the wide spectrum of intraductal epithelium is observed in the same pancreas. The aim of this study was to clarify whether or not the "clonal progression" relates to the development of this tumor. A total of 210 intraductal epithelium samples were microdissected(More)
Sendai virus (SeV) P gene encodes a nested set of carboxyl-coterminal proteins (C', C, Y1 and Y2), which are referred to collectively as the C proteins. Characterization of the virus multiplication and cellular responses in HEp-2 cells infected with the recombinant SeV which lacks two (C' and C), three (C', C and Y1) or all the four C proteins revealed that(More)
Through the use of a strategy that involves narrowing the TiO(2) band gap by shifting its conduction band positively and utilizing the catalytic activity of photoproduced Cu(I) for oxygen reduction, a novel visible-light-sensitive TiO(2) photocatalyst, Cu(II)-grafted Ti(1-3x)W(x)Ga(2x)O(2), was designed and synthesized. The Cu(II)/Ti(1-3x)W(x)Ga(2x)O(2)(More)
Intraperitoneal injection of serially diluted carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) from 0.2 to 2.0 ml/kg produced an LD50 value of 0.46 ml/kg in the normal mouse. Following repeated administration of 0.2 ml/kg CCl4 twice a week for 1 and 3 months, the LD50 values were over 2.0 and 0.72 ml/kg, respectively. A single administration of 0.2 ml/kg CCl4 induced, within 24(More)
[1] NOy (total reactive nitrogen) contained in ice particles was measured on board the NASA DC-8 aircraft in the Arctic in January and March 2000. During some of the flights, the DC-8 encountered widespread cirrus clouds. Large quantities of ice particles were observed at 8–12 km and particulate NOy showed large increases. The data indicate that the amount(More)
In many of today's most interesting materials, strong interactions prevail upon the magnetic moments, the electrons, and the crystal lattice, forming strong links between these different aspects of the system. Particularly, in two-dimensional cuprates, where copper is either five- or six-fold coordinated, superconductivity is commonly induced by chemical(More)
To determine an antiapoptotic activity of poliovirus type 1 (PV-1), we examined the effect of PV-1 infection on apoptosis that was induced in HEp-2 cells by the treatment with 1 M sorbitol. The virus did not induce apoptosis in the infected cells and could suppress both the fragmentation of chromosomal DNA and morphological cell and cell nuclei changes in(More)
In contrast to insect viruses, animal viruses can produce considerable amounts of progeny virus in cells undergoing apoptosis. Nevertheless, viruses in general have acquired the ability to escape apoptosis of infected cells. These facts indicate that the role of apoptosis in virus infection is different in insect virus and animal virus, although both(More)