Masahiro Suzuki

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Described are studies on human factors of 3D image displays for virtual reality. Firstly, research into human factors of the immersive multi-projection image displays is given to characterize the visually induced self motion perceived by human eyes. Secondly, a multiple-angled 3D video display system is given, by which an audience is permitted to enjoy(More)
A novel gene for quinolone resistance was cloned from a transferable plasmid carried by a clinical isolate of Shigella flexneri 2b that was resistant to fluoroquinolones. The plasmid conferred low-level resistance to quinolones on Escherichia coli HB101. The protein encoded by the gene showed 59% amino acid identity with Qnr.
In fission yeast, calcineurin dephosphorylates and activates the Prz1 transcription factor. Here, we identified the calcineurin-dependent response element (CDRE) in the promoter region of prz1 gene, and monitored the calcineurin activity in living cells using a destabilized luciferase reporter gene fused to three tandem repeats of CDRE. Elevated(More)
The objective of this study was to develop a computing tool for full-automatic segmentation of body fat distributions on volumetric CT images. We developed an algorithm to automatically identify the body perimeter and the inner contour that separates visceral fat from subcutaneous fat. Diaphragmatic surfaces can be extracted by model-based segmentation to(More)
The incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection has been increasing; however, the sources of infection remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the involvement of meat as a possible mediator of CA-MRSA infection. We examined the distribution of MRSA strains in commercially distributed raw meat samples (n(More)
Natural antifouling products have been the subject of considerable attention. We screened marine algae for antifouling activity and discovered omaezallenes, the new bromoallene-containing natural products isolated from the red alga Laurencia sp. Described is the isolation, structure elucidation, and total syntheses of omaezallenes. The relative and absolute(More)
We investigate deep generative models that can exchange multiple modalities bidirectionally, e.g., generating images from corresponding texts and vice versa. Recently, some studies handle multiple modalities on deep generative models, such as variational autoencoders (VAEs). However, these models typically assume that modalities are forced to have a(More)
We report early-onset parkinsonism and dementia of 18 years' duration in a 52-year-old man whose grandfather and father had suffered from a similar neurological disease. In this patient, we found neuronal loss in various brain regions including the substantia nigra and cerebral cortex, Lewy bodies, cotton wool plaques, corticospinal tract degeneration,(More)
AIM To investigate the expression and significance of glypican-3 (GPC3) in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA chips were used to measure the expression of mRNAs for members of the glypican and syndecan families of heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) in normal liver tissue, non-tumor tissues and HCC. GPC3 protein expression(More)
AIMS To develop a rapid genotyping method for investigating outbreaks of methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS Isolates were genotyped by detecting the keeping pattern of 16 open-reading frames (ORFs), a process we call phage ORF typing (POT). Thirteen of the ORFs were selected from phage(More)