Katsunori M. Shibata

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Musculin/MyoR is a new member of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, and its expression is limited to skeletal muscle precursors. Here, we report that musculin/MyoR is expressed in adult kidney side population (SP) cells and can regulate their function. SP phenotype can be used to purify stem cell-rich fractions. Microarray analysis clarified that(More)
Side population (SP) is reported to be a stem cell-rich population. In the presence of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), cultured kidney SP cells differentiated into multi-lineage in collagen gel but not in synthesized polymer that has no cell adhesion factor. In cultured kidney SP cells, gene expression of kidney-specific cadherin 16 was specifically(More)
  • Mareki Honma, Takeshi Bushimata, +28 authors Kazuyoshi Yamashita
  • 2007
We have performed high-precision astrometry of H2O maser sources in Galactic star forming region Sharpless 269 (S269) with VERA. We have successfully detected a trigonometric parallax of 189± 8 μas, corresponding to the source distance of 5.28 −0.22 kpc. This is the smallest parallax ever measured, and the first one detected beyond 5 kpc. The source(More)
  • Tomoya Hirota, Takeshi Bushimata, +34 authors Kazuyoshi Yamashita
  • 2008
We present the initial results of multi-epoch VLBI observations of the 22 GHz H2O masers in the Orion KL region with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry). With the VERA dual-beam receiving system, we have carried out phase-referencing VLBI astrometry and successfully detected an annual parallax of Orion KL to be 2.29±0.10 mas, corresponding to the(More)
  • Tomoya Hirota, Takeshi Bushimata, +25 authors Kazuyoshi Yamashita
  • 2008
We report on the results of multi-epoch VLBI observations with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) of the 22 GHz H2O masers associated with the young stellar object SVS 13 in the NGC 1333 region. We have carried out phase-referencing VLBI astrometry and measured an annual parallax of the maser features in SVS 13 of 4.25±0.32 mas, corresponding to(More)
Dithienylethenes with low decoloration quantum yields and thermal reversibility at high temperature above 100 degrees C were prepared. Introduction of bulky alkoxy substituents at 2- and 2'-positions of the thiophene rings strongly suppressed the cycloreversion quantum yields. The quantum yields were lower than 10(-3), and the photogenerated color remained(More)
Although dioxazolylethene 1a did not show any photocoloration in the single crystalline phase, 1a displayed photochromism in the mixed crystal containing both 1a and dithiazolylethene 2a ; the mixed crystal changed color from colorless to red, orange, and yellow upon irradiation with light of appropriate wavelengths.
We present results of multi-epoch VLBI observations with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) of the 22 GHz H2O masers associated with a young stellar object (YSO) IRAS 22198+6336 in a dark cloud L1204G. Based on the phase-referencing VLBI astrometry, we derive an annual parallax of IRAS 22198+6336 to be 1.309±0.047 mas, corresponding to the distance(More)
We present the results of first dual-beam observations with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry). The first dual-beam observations of a pair of H2O maser sources W49N and OH43.8-0.1 have been carried out on 2002 May 29 and July 23, and fringes of H2O maser lines at 22 GHz have been successfully detected. While the residual fringe phases of both(More)
We report on absolute proper-motion measurements of an H2O maser source in the NGC 281 West molecular cloud, which is located ∼320 pc above the Galactic plane and is associated with an H I loop extending from the Galactic plane. We have conducted multi-epoch phase-referencing observations of the maser source with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry)(More)