Kazunori Shimizu

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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 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)
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)
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)
Alignment of cells plays a significant key role in skeletal muscle tissue engineering because skeletal muscle tissue in vivo has a highly organized structure consisting of long parallel multinucleated myotubes formed through differentiation and fusion of myoblasts. In the present study, we developed an easy, simple, and low-cost method for aligning skeletal(More)
Although cell sheet tissue engineering is a potent and promising method for tissue engineering, an increase of mechanical strength of a cell sheet is needed for easy manipulation of it during transplantation or 3D tissue fabrication. Previously, we developed a cell sheet-polymer film complex that had enough mechanical strength that can be manipulated even(More)
In the present study, to elucidate mechanisms of growth suppression in YIBO-pdc1/5Δ, we performed carbon metabolic flux analysis under micro-aerobic conditions. Our results indicate that growth suppression of YIBO-pdc1/5Δ is caused by decreased flux to the pentose phosphate pathway, which supplies ribose-5-phosphate, a precursor for histidine synthesis in(More)
An in vitro reconstruction of three-dimensional (3D) tissues without the use of scaffolds may be an alternative strategy for tissue engineering. We have developed a novel tissue engineering strategy, termed magnetic force-based tissue engineering (Mag-TE), in which magnetite cationic liposomes (MCLs) with a positive charge at the liposomal surface, and(More)
Transcriptional analysis has been investigated to detect the genes involved in organic solvent tolerance. A time course of gene expression profiles of Escherichia coli after exposure to organic solvents revealed that the expression levels of manX, manY, and manZ genes were strongly upregulated by 13.2-, 10.0-, and 7.0-folds, respectively, after 2 min and(More)