Naoki Ogawa

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It was investigated whether the C3a-receptor antagonist (C3aRA) SB 290157 was involved in the suppression of anti-OVA pAb-induced arthritis because it is well known that anaphylatoxin C3a plays a crucial role in the development of an effective inflammatory response during complement activation. Anti-OVA pAb-induced arthritis was induced in DBA/1J mice by(More)
Eukaryotic cells respond to the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by activating a transcriptional induction program termed the unfolded protein response (UPR). The transcription factor Hac1p responsible for the UPR in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is tightly regulated by a post-transcriptional mechanism. HAC1 mRNA must be(More)
The electronic structure of rubrene single crystals was studied by angle-resolved ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. A clear energy dispersion of the highest occupied molecular orbital-derived band was observed, and the dispersion width was found to be 0.4 eV along the well-stacked direction. The effective mass of the holes was estimated to be(More)
Precise control of magnetic domain walls continues to be a central topic in the field of spintronics to boost infotech, logic, and memory applications. One way is to drive the domain wall by current in metals. In insulators, the incoherent flow of phonons and magnons induced by the temperature gradient can carry the spins, i.e., spin Seebeck effect, but the(More)
Electron correlation often produces a variety of electrically insulating states caused by self-organization of electrons, which are particularly stable at commensurate fillings. Although collapsing such ordered states by minute external stimuli has been a key strategy toward device applications, it is difficult to access their true electronic phase(More)
Electrodynamic responses from three-dimensional topological insulators are characterized by the universal magnetoelectric term constituent of the Lagrangian formalism. The quantized magnetoelectric coupling, which is generally referred to as topological magnetoelectric effect, has been predicted to induce exotic phenomena including the universal low-energy(More)
Electron transport coupled with magnetism has attracted attention over the years. Among them, recently discovered is topological Hall effect (THE), originating from scalar spin chirality, that is, the solid angle subtended by the spins. THE is found to be a promising tool for probing the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction and consequent magnetic(More)
A novel method is proposed to control a cluster of microorganisms as micro-robots by utilizing visual feedback. A visual feedback system is constructed to control microorganisms using galvanotaxis. A task of micro-manipulation of a small object is demonstrated by using a lot of paramecia. The experimental results support the feasibility of(More)
A photoinduced effect has been studied in the quasi-one-dimensional conductor K(0.3)MoO(3). A weak photoexcitation of the sample can drastically affect the dynamic phase transition of the charge-density wave (CDW) motion from slide to creep. The origin of the photoeffect is attributed to a local destruction of the CDW which leads to the photoinduced phase(More)
Magnetic skyrmions in an insulating chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3 were studied by all-optical spin wave spectroscopy. The spins in the conical and skyrmion phases were excited by the impulsive magnetic field from the inverse-Faraday effect, and resultant spin dynamics were detected by using time-resolved magneto-optics. Clear dispersions of the helimagnon were(More)