Mitsutoshi Masuda

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Amphiphilic lipid-poly(ethylene glycol) (LPEG) is widely used for the noncovalent functionalization of graphene nanomaterials (GNMs) to improve their dispersion in aqueous solutions for biomedical applications. However, not much is known about the detachment of LPEGs from GNMs and macrophage uptake of dispersed GNMs in relation to the alkyl chain coverage,(More)
We investigated the local environment of water confined inside the hollow cylinder of lipid nanotubes (LNTs) by time-resolved fluorescent measurements and attenuated-total-reflectance infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy. The LNT was obtained by self-assembly of cardanyl glucosides in water at room temperature and had an open-ended cylindrical nanospace with a(More)
Unsymmetrical bolaamphiphiles, omega- [N-beta-D-glucopyranosylcarbamoyl] alkanoic acids, with even-numbered oligomethylene chains (12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 carbons) self-assembled in water to form lipid nano- and microtubes. The tubular assemblies were separated by centrifugation and examined by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier(More)
Structurally simple, renewable-resource-based cardanyl (glucoside)s [1, 1-O-3'-n-(pentadecyl) phenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside; 2, 1-O-3'-n-(8'(Z)-pentadeceenyl)-beta-glucopyranoside; 3, 1-O-3'-n-(8'(Z),11'(Z)pentadecadienyl)phenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 4; 1-O-3'-n-(8'(Z),11'(Z),14'-pentadecatrienyl)phenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside; and the mixture 5] form(More)
We evaluated the mesh size and homogeneity of polymer network by dynamic light scattering and discussed the relationship between the physical properties of polymer network and the protein separation behavior by capillary polymer electrophoresis. We compared three kinds of sieving polymers in solutions with a wide range of molecular weights and(More)
The thermal phase transition and self-assembly behaviors in water of the crystalline lamellar films prepared from unsymmetrical bolaamphiphiles, N-(2-aminoethyl)-N'-(beta-d-glucopyranosyl)-alkanediamide [1(n), n = 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 20], have been studied using differential scanning calorimetry, polarized light microscopy, variable-temperature (VT)(More)
Transportation, release behavior, and stability of a green fluorescent protein (GFP, 3x4 nm) in self-assembled organic nanotubes with three different inner diameters (10, 20, and 80 nm) have been studied in terms of novel nanocontainers. Selective immobilization of a fluorescent acceptor dye on the inner surface enabled us to not only visualize the(More)
Self-assembly of rationally designed asymmetric amphiphilic monomers in water produced nanotube hydrogels in the presence of chemically denatured proteins (green fluorescent protein, carbonic anhydrase, and citrate synthase) at room temperature, which were able to encapsulate the proteins in the one-dimensional channel of the nanotube consisting of a(More)
Helically coiled and linear polydopamine (PDA) nanofibers were selectively fabricated with two different types of lipid nanotubes (LNTs) that acted as templates. The obtained coiled PDA-LNT hybrid showed morphological advantages such as higher light absorbance and photothermal conversion effect compared to a linear counterpart. Laser irradiation of the(More)