Kaori Takeshima

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Commissural axon guidance requires complex modulations of growth cone sensitivity to midline-derived cues, but underlying mechanisms in vertebrates remain largely unknown. By using combinations of ex vivo and in vivo approaches, we uncovered a molecular pathway controlling the gain of response to a midline repellent, Semaphorin3B (Sema3B). First, we provide(More)
We analyzed and compared the physicochemical and immunochemical properties of recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) from Pichia pastoris with those of plasma-derived human serum albumin (pHSA). The second virial coefficient of rHSA, obtained from colloid osmotic pressure measurements at pH 6.7 +/- 0.1 was not significantly different from that of pHSA (P >(More)
The sustained release mechanism of gentamicin (GM) from lactic acid/glycolic acid copolymer (PLGA) microspheres was investigated. The terminal free carboxyl group of polymer was proved to be necessary for GM to be highly incorporated into microspheres by comparing interactions with GM and two types of polymers; free (ionized and non ionized) and the(More)
Propofol, an intravenous general anaesthetic, exerts anaesthetic actions through interaction with gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA(A)) receptors in the supraspinal nervous system. However, whether propofol has any significant effects on synaptic transmission at the spinal level and whether it exhibits antinociceptive action is still not fully clarified.(More)
The ligand binding properties and esterase-like activity of recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) expressed by Pichia pastoris were compared with those of plasma derived human albumin (pHSA). The binding of long fatty acid ions was determined by the equilibrium partition method using radiolabeled palmitate. The association constants and the number of(More)
The structure of recombinant human serum albumin derived from Pichia pastoris (rHSA) was analyzed in detail. Complete amino acid analysis was performed by the phenyl isothiocyanate precolumn labeling method. The amino terminal sequence was determined by the Edman degradation. The carboxyl terminal amino acid was determined by digestion with(More)
The morphological properties of poly(beta-hydroxybutyric acid) (PHB) or poly(L-lactic acid) microspheres loading flomoxef sodium (FMOX) were investigated with regard to FMOX release. The release profiles of FMOX from the microspheres could be divided into two types, a sustained release type and a burst one. Two representative PHB microspheres, the release(More)
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