Kaoru Nakamura

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AIM 15-deoxy-Δ¹²,¹⁴ prostaglandin J₂ (15d-PGJ₂) is a ligand of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) having diverse effects such as the differentiation of adipocytes and atherosclerotic lesion formation. 15d-PGJ₂ can also regulate the expression of inflammatory mediators on immune cells independent of PPARγ. We investigated the(More)
Effective utilization of photosynthetic microorganisms as potential biocatalysts is favorable for the production of useful biomaterials and the reduction of atmospheric CO2. For example, biocatalytic transformations are used in the synthesis of optically active alcohols. We previously found that ketone reduction in cells of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus(More)
Aromatic ketones were reduced using suspension culture of Chlorella sp. MK201 under fluorescent light illumination producing the corresponding chiral alcohols in high yields with excellent enantiomeric excess (ee). For example, 2′,3′,4′,5′,6′-pentafluoroacetophenone at 0.25 mg/ml was converted to the corresponding (S)-alcohol in 80 % yield with >99 % ee by(More)
Aim: 15-Deoxy-D 12,14 Prostaglandin J 2 (15d-PGJ 2) is a ligand of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor c (PPARc) having diverse effects such as the differentiation of adipocytes and atherosclerotic lesion formation. 15d-PGJ 2 can also regulate the expression of inflammatory mediators on immune cells independent of PPARc. We investigated the(More)
This study examined the validity of the indices of Hatta's Doll Location Test (DLT) to represent the interpersonal structure of juvenile delinquents. Japanese juvenile delinquents (N = 215) in detention were asked to fill out the Differential Loneliness Scale and to represent their typical interpersonal relations using the DLT. The results showed that the(More)
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