Kazuo Ichihara

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This paper proposes an evaluation result of a high security distribution and rake technology for realizing disaster recovery. In an experimental evaluation, the encryption and spatial scrambling performance and the average response time have been estimated in terms of the file data size. Discussion is also provided on an effective shuffling algorithm to(More)
  • K Ichihara
  • Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
  • 1984
The properties of the acyl-CoA:sn-glycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase in a 20,000g particulate fraction from maturing safflower seeds were investigated. The optimum pH of the reaction was 7.2. The apparent Km for glycerophosphate was 0.54 mM. Only monoacylglycerophosphate was accumulated in the particulate fraction under normal conditions. Position 1 of(More)
A total of 10,550 'normal' adults (8450 men and 2100 women) in the general population were screened by a paired assay method for serum PRL and 40 subjects with hyperprolactinaemia (greater than 75 micrograms/l) were detected. Of these, five patients (three men and two women) with pituitary prolactinoma, one man with empty sella syndrome, 10 cases of 'big'(More)
We purified and characterized glutaredoxin (thioltransferase), which catalyzes thiol/disulfide exchange reaction, for the first time in plants. The purification procedure employed an immunoabsorbent, antiglutaredoxin-Sepharose. Glutaredoxin was purified about 2,200-fold from rice bran and it appeared to be homogeneous on SDS-PAGE. MALDI-TOF mass(More)
CONTEXT Recent studies have demonstrated the potential cost-effectiveness of using 2-fluoro-2-D-[(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the management of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), but because of differences in health-care systems, those findings may not hold true in a Japanese hospital. OBJECTIVE To assess the(More)
We have reported that fatty-acid alpha-hydroxylase partially purified from Sphingomonas paucimobilis required NADH and molecular oxygen. In this study, we found that the reaction was greatly inhibited by catalase. Glutathione and glutathione peroxidase also inhibited alpha-hydroxylation, but superoxide dismutase and mannitol did not. Replacement of NADH and(More)
A 20,000 X g particulate preparation isolated from maturing safflower seeds catalyzed the acylation of 1-acyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate with acyl-CoA to form phosphatidate. The specific activity of the reaction exceeded 200 nmol min-1 mg protein-1. Although this preparation was also capable of catalyzing the acylation of sn-glycerol 3-phosphate with acyl-CoA,(More)
The effect of phencyclidine (PCP) on latent learning was investigated using a one-trial water-finding task in mice. Mice without water deprivation were given PCP or saline before a training trial, which consisted of exposure to a novel open-field environment with an alcove containing a water tube. Twenty to twenty-four hours after water deprivation, animals(More)
The effects of the dopamine agonists apomorphine, GBR-12909, nomifensine and methamphetamine on latent learning were investigated using a one-trial, water-finding task in mice. Mice without water deprivation were given these agonists or their vehicle before a training trial which consisted of exposure to a novel open-field environment containing a water(More)
A full-length cDNA clone (RASC8) encoding glutaredoxin (thioltransferase) was isolated from a cDNA library of an aleurone layer prepared from a developing seed of rice (Oryza sativa L.). RASC8, 568bp in length, contained an ATG codon and two possible polyadenylation signals, and encoded 112 amino acid residues. Cys-Pro-Phe-Cys, which is the active site and(More)