Katsuhiko Nakagawa

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Poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) (PBSA)-degrading bacterium, strain 1-A, was isolated from soil. Strain 1-A was identified as Bacillus pumilus on the basis of its physiological properties and partial 16S rRNA gene sequence. Strain 1-A also degraded poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(epsilon-caprolactone). On the other hand, poly(butylene(More)
Medical expense has grown rapidly in Japan. It could be caused by the increase of the patient number and the increase of medical expense per patient. We studied the latter factor on drug expenditure from 1996 to 2002 using the prescription data stored in the data warehouse of one hospital. We found that the drug expenditure per patient had increased 1.32(More)
A bacterial strain (strain 224), which has the ability to utilize sulfanilic acid as a sole source of carbon, was isolated from soil. 16S rRNA gene sequence obtained from strain 224 exhibited 100% identical to that of species in the genus Bradyrhizobium. Strain 224 degraded 4.7 mM of sulfanilic acid and released almost the same molar concentration of(More)
Racemic diethyl malate was enantioselectively hydrolyzed by crudeRhizopus lipase (Saiken) to leave optically pure (≳99% ee) (R)-(+)- malate in c.a. 20% recovery. The combination of dipropyl malate and lipase AY (Amano) also gave (R)-enantiomer with a high ee of ≥97% and about 20% recovery in a short reaction time.
To share healthcare information and to promote cooperation among healthcare providers and customers (patients) under computerized network environment, a non-profit organization (NPO), named as OCHIS, was established at Osaka, Japan in 2003. Since security and confidentiality issues on the Internet have been major concerns in the OCHIS, the system has been(More)
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