Masuo Aizawa

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We report successful larval hatching of deep-sea shrimp after decompression to atmospheric pressure. Three specimens of deep-sea shrimp were collected from an ocean depth of 1157 m at cold-seep sites off Hatsushima Island in Sagami Bay, Japan, using a pressure-stat aquarium system. Phylogenetic analysis of Alvinocaris sp. based on cytochrome c oxidase(More)
In order to assess blood pressure control drugs, the endothelial cellular biosensing system for assessing blood pressure control drugs was constructed. This system consists of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) on a polyion-coated gold electrode, a platinum counter electrode and an Ag/AgCl reference electrode. Nitric oxide (NO) as an indicator(More)
Regulation of cell differentiation is an important assignment for cellular engineering. One of the techniques for regulation is gene transfection into undifferentiated cells. Transient expression of NeuroD2, one of neural bHLH transcription factors, converted mouse N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells into differentiated neurons. The regulation of neural bHLH(More)
Internalization of antibodies into mammalian cells is a useful method for analyzing and regulating cellular function. In this study, we developed a novel method for the delivery of antibodies into cells using the TAT-fused protein. This fusion protein consists of two functional domains, the protein transduction domain of HIV-1 TAT and the B domain of(More)
To monitor the extent of cellular physiological stress, the activity of the rpoS promoter was evaluated as a marker of the stress pathway. A reporter plasmid was constructed by inserting the GFPuv gene under the rpoS promoter and used to transform Escherichia coli cells. The fluorescence of the GFPuv protein was measured in intact cells in a non-destructive(More)
Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) has been characterized electrochemically by solid electrode voltammetry and controlled potential electrolysis. Photometric and enzymatic assay showed that enzymatically active nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD-+) could be regenerated electrolytically from its reduced form without the use of so-called(More)
The combined effect of electrical stimulation and cisplatin administration on HeLa cells was investigated. The combination of electric potentials (-0.5 V to 0.5 V) with 10-Hz frequency and 1000 ng/mL cisplatin decreased cancer cell viability by 32% and was more effective than either treatment given alone. Combined treatment with cisplatin and electrical(More)
A gene expression plasmid, pMALU7, for coding a fusion protein between protein A (SpA) and mutated firefly luciferase (Luc), was constructed. The fused gene was expressed in Escherichia coli and the resulting protein (SpA-LucTS) was purified with affinity chromatography. By changing a single amino acid, from Glu to Lys at the position 354 in the luciferase(More)
The interaction between a small ligand and a protein were assessed by electrophoretic mobility shift assay. A sensing probe was created by modifying the model ligand, biotin, with DNA. The complex of DNA-modified ligand and anti-biotin antibody or streptavidin as a target protein was analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. The band corresponding to the(More)