Hisashi Fukushima

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DNA aptamers carrying Pt nanoparticles were prepared by the reaction of DNA aptamers (without functionalization with biotin, thiol, or other reactive groups) with K 2[PtCl 4] in solution at 60-90 degrees C. The DNA-Pt complexes possessed peroxidase enzymatic activity while retaining the specific binding ability of the aptamers. The enzymatic reaction of(More)
The present study deals with a rapid and convenient assay for blood-brain barrier (BBB)-associated enzymes, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GTP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), in cultured endothelial cells and other cells. These enzyme activities in cultured cells could be efficiently measured by direct incubation of each substrate in the culture plates(More)
Tissue culture flasks were prepared with immobilized amphiphilic nanosegments of Pluronic F68 and F127, polyethylene oxide (PEO)-polypropylene oxide (PPO)-PEO triblock copolymers, on their surfaces. These so-called "Pluronic-immobilized flasks" were used for the preservation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells from umbilical cord blood. The(More)
The bioinert materials on which cells do not proliferate, differentiate, nor de-differentiate should be useful for the culture and preservation of stem cells. The Pluronic F127, a triblock copolymer of ethylene oxide, and propylene oxide was activated using carbonyldiimidazole (CDI), and CDI-activated Pluronic was subsequently immobilized on the surface of(More)
The Wilms' tumor gene WT1 is overexpressed in leukemia and various types of solid tumors and plays an oncogenic role in these malignancies. Alternative splicing at two sites yields four major isoforms, 17AA(+)KTS(+), 17AA(+)KTS(-), 17AA(-)KTS(+), and 17AA(-)KTS(-), and all the isoforms are expressed in the malignancies. However, among the four isoforms,(More)
The Pluronic F68 and F127, a triblock copolymer of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, was activated using carbonyldiimidazole (CDI), and CDI-activated Pluronic F68 and F127 was subsequently immobilized on the surface of a poly-L-lysine-coated polystyrene tissue culture flask. Cell culture was performed on the Pluronic-immobilized flask. The morphology of(More)
An extracellular bactericidal substance was isolated from the supernatant of Streptococcus mutans Rm-10 culture fluid and partially purified with 60% ammonium sulfate precipitation, differential centrifugation, and gel filtration on Sephadex G-200. There was a good correlation of the sensitivy profiles of indicator strains whether assayed on solid medium or(More)
DNA aptamers carrying Pt nanoparticles prepared with cisplatin showed peroxidase enzymatic activity while retaining the specific binding ability of the aptamers. Optimal preparation conditions of DNA-Pt complex prepared with cisplatin were investigated on the synthesis at pH 7-11, a reaction time of 1-18 h and 90 degrees C. The enzymatic reaction of DNA-Pt(More)
DNA-Pt complexes have shown novel enzymatic activity as a peroxidase similar to that of horseradish peroxidase in the colorimetric reaction with its substrate. The enzymatic activity of these complexes increased with increasing reaction time and pH in reaction solutions of DNA and K2[PtCl4]. This enhanced enzymatic activity was attributed to the increase in(More)
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