Hiroyuki Kagi

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We examined dpp expression patterns in the pulmonate snail Lymnaea stagnalis and analyzed the functions of dpp using the Dpp signal inhibitor dorsomorphin in order to understand developmental mechanisms and evolution of shell formation in gastropods. The dpp gene is expressed in the right half of the circular area around the shell gland at the trochophore(More)
We verified the performance of a conventional Raman spectrometer, which is composed of a 30 cm single polychromator, a Si based charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, and a holographic supernotch filter. For that purpose, the time change of the peak positions of Raman spectra of naphthalene and fluorescence spectra of ruby (Cr-doped Al(2)O(3)) were monitored(More)
We developed a six-axis multi-anvil press, ATSUHIME, for high-pressure and high-temperature in situ time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction experiments. The press has six orthogonally oriented hydraulic rams that operate individually to compress a cubic sample assembly. Experiments indicate that the press can generate pressures up to 9.3 GPa and(More)
Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was applied to examine human serum very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in aqueous solution and in solid film for characterizing lipid components. On the basis of the FT-IR second-derivative spectra for standard samples of triglycerides, cholesterol esters and phospholipids, it(More)
Tritium concentrations in Japanese precipitation samples collected after the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP1) were measured. Values exceeding the pre-accident background were detected at three out of seven localities (Tsukuba, Kashiwa and Hongo) southwest of the FNPP1 at distances varying between 170 and 220 km from(More)
We described an integrated-fin gasket technique for the palm cubic-anvil apparatus specialized for the high-pressure and low-temperature measurements. By using such a gasket made from the semi-sintered MgO ceramics and the tungsten-carbide anvils of 2.5 mm square top, we successfully generate pressures over 16 GPa at both room and cryogenic temperatures(More)
We report on the Raman spectra of water under high temperature and pressure conditions and show a discontinuity in the pressure dependence of the OH stretching frequency. As pressure increases, the strength of hydrogen bonding increases rapidly in the pressure ranges up to 0.4+/-0.1 GPa at 25 degrees C, 1.0+/-0.1 GPa at 100 degrees C, and 1.3+/-0.1 GPa at(More)
Oligomerization of benzene at high pressures up to 16 GPa was investigated at room temperature using an opposed-anvil type pressure apparatus. The recovered samples were analyzed using GC-MS to identify and quantify the products after the high-pressure experiments. Some structural isomers of benzene dimer as well as biphenyl, naphthalene, and terphenyl(More)
A three-dimensional (3D) Raman mapping system with a real-time calibration function was developed for detecting stress distributions in solid materials from subtle frequency shifts in Raman spectra. An atomic emission line of neon at 918.3 cm(-1) when excited at 514.5 nm was used as a wavenumber standard. An emission spectrum of neon and a Raman spectrum(More)
Troponin C (TnC) is the Ca(2+)-binding regulatory protein of the troponin complex in muscle tissue. Vertebrate fast skeletal muscle TnCs bind four Ca(2+), while Akazara scallop (Chlamys nipponensis akazara) striated adductor muscle TnC binds only one Ca(2+) at site IV, because all the other EF-hand motifs are short of critical residues for the coordination(More)