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We have fabricated muscle tissue from murine myoblast cell line C2C12 by modifying the previously reported method. Fabrication of skeletal muscle tissue has been performed in many ways including the use of a biodegradable scaffold, a collagen gel-embedded culture, or cell sheet tissue engineering, but the extent of tension generation remains low. Recently,(More)
We have fabricated a simple Si-MEMS device consisting of a microcantilever and a base to measure active tension generated by skeletal muscle myotubes derived from murine myoblast cell line C2C12. We have developed a fabrication process for integration of myotubes onto the device. To position myotubes over the gap between the cantilever and the base without(More)
We have succeeded in fabricating a cell sheet-polymer film complex involving a temperature-sensitive polymer that has enough mechanical strength that can be manipulated even by forceps. The polymer film can be removed by lowering the temperature after transplantation, demonstrating its potential use in regenerative medicine. Recently, tissue engineering(More)
This paper proposes a partially-parallel LDPC decoder based on a high-efficiency message-passing algorithm. Our proposed partially-parallel LDPC decoder performs the column operations for bit nodes in conjunction with the row operations for check nodes. Bit functional unit with pipeline architecture in our LDPC decoder allows us to perform column operations(More)
We have fabricated a functional skeletal muscle tissue using magnetite-incorporated myogenic cell line C2C12 and a magnetic field. Magnetite-incorporated C2C12 cells were patterned linearly on a monolayer of fibroblast NIH3T3 cells, using a magnetic field concentrator. After induction of differentiation, the C2C12 cells fused and formed multi-nucleated(More)
Bone tissue engineering has been investigated as an alternative strategy for autograft transplantation. In the process of tissue engineering, cell seeding into three-dimensional (3-D) scaffolds is the first step for constructing 3-D tissues. We have proposed a methodology of cell seeding into 3-D porous scaffolds using magnetic force and magnetite(More)
We have developed an in vivo transfection method for naked plasmid DNA (pDNA) and siRNA in mice by using a tissue suction device. The target tissue was suctioned by a device made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) following the intravenous injection of naked pDNA or siRNA. Transfection of pDNA encoding luciferase was achieved by the suction of the kidney,(More)
In vivo transfection is an important technique used in biological research and drug therapy development. Previously, we developed a renal pressure-mediated transfection method performed by pressing a kidney after an intravenous injection of naked nucleic acids. Although this is a useful method because of its safety and wide range of applications, an(More)
To engineer functional tissues, a large number of cells must be successfully seeded into scaffolds. We previously proposed a methodology for tissue engineering using magnetite nanoparticles and magnetic force, which we termed "Mag-TE." In the present study, we applied the Mag-TE technique to a cell seeding process and have termed the technique(More)
Gene expression profiles were collected from Escherichia coli strains (OST3410, TK33, and TK31) before and after exposure to organic solvents, and the six genes that showed higher gene expression were selected. Among these genes, glpC encoding the anaerobic glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase subunit C remarkably increased the organic solvent tolerance.