Koh-ichiroh Shohda

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Autonomous DNA computers have been attracting much attention because of their ability to integrate into living cells. Autonomous DNA computers can process information through DNA molecules and their molecular reactions. We have already proposed an idea of an autonomous molecular computer with high computational ability, which is now named(More)
The construction of a protocell from a materials point of view is important in understanding the origin of life. Both self-reproduction of a compartment and self-replication of an informational substance have been studied extensively, but these processes have typically been carried out independently, rather than linked to one another. Here, we demonstrate(More)
Oligonucleotides containing 2-thiouridine (s2U) in place of uridine form stable RNA duplexes with complementary RNAs. Particularly, this modified nucleoside has proved to recognize highly selectively adenosine, the genuine partner, without formation of a mismatched base pair with the guanosine counterpart. In this paper, we describe new methods for the(More)
Template-directed DNA photoligation has been applied to a method to construct heat-resistant two-dimensional (2D) DNA arrays that can work as scaffolds in bottom-up assembly of functional biomolecules and nano-electronic components. DNA double-crossover AB-staggered (DXAB) tiles were covalently connected by enzyme-free template-directed photoligation, which(More)
We synthesized a conjugate molecule which consisted of DNA, cholesterol, and poly(ethylene glycol) as a spacer. When DNA duplex containing this simple conjugate was added to a liposome solution, interestingly, a pearling transformation of the liposome was observed. Such a morphological change of the liposome is required in the study of synthesizing an(More)
Oligonucleotides containing 2-thiouridine form stable RNA duplexes with complementary RNAs and show high selectivity in the base pair recognition. Moreover, alkylation of the 2'-hydroxyl group provides new insight into developments of new antisense RNAs capable of formation of more stable duplexes with target RNAs. Oligonucleotides having such properties(More)
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