Ken-ichi Ishii

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We have developed a method for the photomanipulation of lipid membrane morphology in which the shape of a vesicle can be switched by light through the use of a synthetic photosensitive amphiphile containing an azobenzene unit (KAON12). We prepared cell-sized liposomes from KAON12 and 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and conducted real-time(More)
The dynamic response of a raft-exhibiting giant liposome to external stimuli, such as the addition of Triton X-100 or osmotic stress, was studied. We observed that daughter vesicles are generated inside of the liposome through endocytic budding. It was found that the budding to generate daughter vesicles is classified into two different routes, simple(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to survey the prevalence of fascioliasis in slaughtered cattle in order to provide breeders with feedback which may prevent cattle fascioliasis, as well as human fascioliasis. METHODS The results of meat inspection and the information extracted from the Discriminative Data Base on Individual Livestock in Japan were(More)
The role of p44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in NCI-H292 cells, a human bronchial epithelial cell line, was analyzed. Treatment with the protein kinase C (PKC) activator 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) (16.2 nM) or interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) (100 U/ml) induced(More)
A 23-year-old man was admitted for treatment of acute exacerbation of ileitis and perianal abscess caused by Crohn's disease. After incision and drainage of the abscess, coupled with antibiotic therapy, 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) was commenced. His white blood cell (WBC) count on day 12 after initiation of 6-MP was not decreased. However, on day 24 he was(More)
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