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In the course of our search for anti-microbial agents against dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, halicyclamine A was re-discovered as a lead for anti-tuberculosis agent from a marine sponge of Haliclona sp. on the guidance of the constructed bioassay. Halicyclamine A showed growth inhibition against Mycobacterium smegmatis, Mycobacterium bovis BCG, and M.(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is still a leading cause of death worldwide. Almost a third of the world's population is infected with TB bacilli, and each year approximately 8 million people develop active TB and 2 million die as a result. Today's TB treatment, which dates back to the 1970s, is long and burdensome, requiring at least 6 mo of multidrug(More)
Fracture-dislocations of the coronoid and olecranon were produced experimentally, and their onset mechanisms were analyzed to clarify the effects of compression force on the coronoid and olecranon. The study used two-dimensional finite element method (2D-FEM) simulations and static loading experiments. The latter applied axial force distally to 40 cadaveric(More)
A master-slave type remote ultrasound diagnostic system was developed. The controller has impedance control capability for the master and slave manipulators' positions. And it has a Continuous Path(CP) control capability for the slave manipula-tor's orientation. This paper presents the controller of the slave manipulator's orientation. The remote(More)
In an effort to develop potent new antituberculosis agents that would be effective against both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, we prepared a novel series of optically active 6-nitro-2,3-dihydroimidazo[2,1-b]oxazoles substituted at the 2-position with various phenoxymethyl groups and a methyl group and investigated(More)
A master-slave type remote ultrasound diagnostic system was developed. This paper presents its controller. The controller has impedance control capability for the master and slave manipulators' positions. And it has also continuous path(CP) control capability for the slave manipulator's orientation. The impedance control allows the master and slave(More)
The challenges in preventing and controlling tuberculosis are further complicated by the deadly rise of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, we initiated a program to screen new agents that would satisfy these unmet needs and have a favorable safety profile. Mycobacteria are well known for their(More)