Izuru Suzuki

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The citric acid fermentation by Aspergillus niger is divided into two consecutive phases, a growth phase when the cells proliferate but do not accumulate citrate, followed by an accumulating phase when they produce citrate but do not proliferate, or else do so at a much reduced rate. When studied in a low sucrose (0.4-0.8%) mpinimal salts medium the(More)
Thymoquinone (TQ) is the main constituent of the oil extracted from Nigella sativa seeds, which is known to be the active constituent responsible for many of the seed antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study was designed to investigate whether TQ can protect against Alzheimer's amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) induced neurotoxicity in rat primary(More)
Plasticity such as long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term potentiation depression (LTD) in neuronal networks has been analyzed using in vitro and in vivo techniques in simple animals to understand learning, memory, and development in brain function. Human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons may be effectively used for understanding the(More)
Human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons may be effectively used for drug discovery and cell-based therapy. However, the immaturity of cultured human iPSC-derived neurons and the lack of established functional evaluation methods are problematic. We here used a multi-electrode array (MEA) system to investigate the effects of the co-culture(More)
The seeds of Nigella sativa are used worldwide to treat various diseases and ailments. Thymoquinone (TQ) that is present in the essential oil of these seeds mediates most of the plant's diverse therapeutic effects. The present study aimed to determine whether TQ protects against α-synuclein (αSN)-induced synaptic toxicity in rat hippocampal and human(More)
 Either folic or folinic acid enhanced the antimetastatic activity of recombinant murine interferon β (rMuIFNβ) toward highly metastatic colon carcinoma 26 (Co 26Lu). Folinic acid administered with rMuIFNβ markedly increased asialoGM1+CD4+ and asialoGM1+CD8+ T cell production in the peritoneal cavity but not in the thymus and spleen. Peritoneal cells(More)
The citric acid fermentation by Aspergillus niger is divided into two consecutive phases, growth phase when the cells proliferate but do not accumulate citrate, followed by an accumulating phase when they excrete citrate but do not proliferate. The phase alternative was controlled by the concentration of zinc: high zinc (2 muM) maintained growth phase, and(More)