Masayuki Hata

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The role of benzodiazepine derivatives (BZD) as a privileged scaffold that mimics beta-turn structures (Ripka et al. (1993) Tetrahedron 49:3593-3608) in peptide/protein recognition was reexamined in detail. Stable BZD ring conformers were determined with MM3, and experimental reverse-turn structures were extracted from the basis set of protein crystal(More)
BACKGROUND Drugs inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling are globally administered to suppress deregulated angiogenesis in a variety of eye diseases. However, anti-VEGF therapy potentially affects the normal functions of retinal neurons and glias which constitutively express VEGF receptor 2. Thus, it is desirable to identify novel(More)
The protein hydrolysis mechanism by the HIV-1 protease (HIV-1 PR) was studied using ab initio molecular orbital calculations with a model compound. The initial model compound was constructed based on the result of a 100 ps molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the enzyme-substrate (ES) complex under physiologic conditions. This study suggests that the(More)
Nelfinavir (NFV) is a currently available HIV-1 protease (PR) inhibitor. Patients in whom NFV treatment has failed predominantly carry D30N mutants of HIV-1 PRs if they have been infected with the subtype B virus. In contrast, N88S mutants of HIV-1 PRs predominantly emerge in patients in whom NFV treatment has failed and who carry the CRF01_AE virus. Both(More)
PURPOSE To compare therapeutic responses to intravitreal aflibercept and ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-affected eyes with and without choroidal vascular hyperpermeability (CVH). METHODS Medical records of 216 consecutive patients (216 eyes) with treatment-naïve exudative AMD who had received three monthly intravitreal(More)
We investigated the conformational change in the human prion protein owing to an Ala 117 → → → →Val mutation by using molecular dynamics simulations. This mutation is related to Gerstmann-Sträussler-Sheinker disease, one of the familial prion diseases. Five prion protein structures were simulated in the periodic or non-periodic system. The results of(More)
Three N-salicylideneamine derivatives bearing TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetra- methyl-1-piperidinyloxy) substituents were prepared in order to study their structure and property relationships and to investigate the possibilities of the existence of heat and/or light responsive magnetic properties. Curie-Weiss behavior with weak ferromagnetic intermolecular spin-spin(More)
BACKGROUND The retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in patients with optic disc swelling of different etiologies was compared using scanning laser polarimetry (SLP) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS Forty-seven patients with optic disc swelling participated in the cross-sectional study. Both GDx SLP (enhanced corneal(More)
This prospective study included 63 eyes with acute branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) to evaluate the retinal hemorrhagic patterns at the posterior poles and explore their clinical relevance in macular perfusion differentiation. Retinal hemorrhagic patterns and macular perfusion status were evaluated via fundus photography and fluorescein angiography,(More)
A 22-year-old woman presented with double vision that she had experienced since an infection 2 weeks previously. A neurological examination showed limited bilateral eye abduction, mimicking Miller Fisher syndrome. However, T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of her brain revealed hyperintense areas in the tegmentum of the pons, including the abducens(More)