Masahiko Sakaguchi

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Thaumatin-like proteins (TLPs) are induced by a variety of phytopathogens in many plants and several TLPs are allergenic. Previously, we isolated three TLP-encoding cDNAs (Cry j 3.1, Cry j 3.2 and Cry j 3.3) from a cDNA library derived from the pollen of Cryptomeria japonica D. Don. Here, we describe three new TLP cDNAs (Cry j 3.4, Cry j 3.5 and Cry j 3.6).(More)
Reduced glutathione evokes a feeding response, the tentacle-ball formation inHydra japonica. This response consists of at least 5 components (R1–R5). We raised 6 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), each of which depressed a specific subset of these components, and we also examined the immunocytochemical localization of antigens with these mAbs at light(More)
The optimal target blood glucose concentration for acute glycemic control remains unclear because few studies have directly compared 144–180 with 110–144 or >180 mg/dL. Accordingly, we performed a network meta-analysis to compare four different target blood glucose levels (<110, 110–144, 144–180, and >180 mg/dL) in terms of the benefit and risk of insulin(More)
BACKGROUND Early identification of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual developmental disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other neurodevelopmental disorders/problems is crucial, yet diagnosis is often delayed for years under the often misguided "wait-and-see" paradigm. The early symptomatic syndromes eliciting neurodevelopmental(More)
Although we have used an intravenous continuous glucose monitor for blood glucose management, a previous study reported that a subcutaneous continuous glucose monitor was also reliable for use in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to compare the subcutaneous and intravenous continuous glucose monitors. This was an observational trial(More)
We consider undiscounted semi-Markov decision process with a target set and our main concern is a problem minimizing threshold probability. We formulate the problem as an infinite horizon case with a recurrent class. We show that an optimal value function is a unique solution to an optimality equation and there exists a stationary optimal policy. Also(More)
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• Opening Address • Session 1 (Time: 09:30-09:55, 09:55-10:20, 10:20-10:45) [1] “A method for generating student assignments based on the learners’ achievement” Tomoko Kashima* (Kinki University), Shimpei Matsumoto (Hiroshima Institute of Technology), Hiroaki Ishii (Kwansei Gakuin University) [2] “Supporting Music Composition by Automatic Creation of(More)
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