Hiroshi Muramatsu

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An unidentified bacterial strain, SCRC-21406, isolated from the intestine of a marine fish, Glossanodon semifasciatus, produced docosahexaenoic acid at 23% (mol/mol) [=28% (w/w)] of total fatty acids in a medium containing 0.5% (wt/vol) peptone and 0.1% (wt/vol) yeast extract at 12°C under atmospheric pressure. The cell yield was 0.43 g/L. The major lipids(More)
Nano-scale structures of the YOYO-1-stained barley chromosomes and lambda-phage DNA were investigated by scanning near-field optical/atomic force microscopy (SNOM/AFM). This technique enabled precise analysis of fluorescence structural images in relation to the morphology of the biomaterials. The results suggested that the fluorescence intensity does not(More)
For investigating the effects of chemical stimulation to cultured cells, we have developed a quartz crystal sensor system with a micro charge-coupled device (CCD) camera that enables microphotograph imaging simultaneously with quartz crystal measurement. Human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) cells were cultured on the quartz crystal through a collagen film. The(More)
Scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) imaging was performed to allow for the direct visualization of damaged sites on individual DNA molecules to a scale of a few tens of nanometers. Fluorescence in situ hybridization on extended DNA molecules was modified to detect a single abasic site. Abasic sites were specifically labelled with a biotinlylated(More)
A new method was developed to allow direct visualization of damaged sites on individual DNA molecules. Fluorescence in situ hybridization on extended DNA molecules was modified to detect a single abasic site. Abasic sites were specifically labeled with a biotinylated aldehyde-reactive probe and fluorochrome-conjugated streptavidin. The light emitted by a(More)
For investigating effects of chemical stressors to cultured cells, we have developed a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) system with a micro CCD camera that enables microscopic observations simultaneously with the QCM measurements. Human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) cells were cultured on the collagen coated quartz crystal which has indium tin oxide (ITO)(More)
We have developed a monitoring system for evaluating the effect of anticancer agents, such as cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The system mainly consisted of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) with indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes and a micro CCD camera that can function in a humid CO(2) incubator. Human hepatoma cell line HepG2 cells were cultured(More)
The principle and applications of quartz-crystal sensors based on the three basic concepts for mass, viscosity, and viscoelastic changes are reported. In the general discussion the realization of a resonant frequency-resonant resistance diagram is described in detail. As an example of application to mass sensing, gas sensing with a carbon-coated quartz(More)
We evaluated the binding affinity of peptide probes for profilin (protein) using force curve measurement techniques and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The peptide probes designed and synthesized for this investigation were H-A3GP5GP5GP5G-OH (1), H-A3GP5G-OH (2), H-A3G7-OH (3), and H-A3G-OH (4). Each peptide probe was immobilized on a cantilever tip, and the(More)
We have fabricated polymer tips for atomic force microscopy in order to elucidate the effects of tip length and shape on cantilever vibration damping in liquids. The vibration damping is investigated by measuring the vibration amplitude of cantilevers as a function of tip-sample distance. The cantilever with a short tip provides a higher damping effect over(More)