Naoko Matsumoto

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The work described in this paper was originally motivated by the need to map verbs associated with FrameNet 2.0 frames to appropriate WordNet 2.0 senses. As the work evolved, it became apparent that the developed method was applicable for a number of other tasks, including assignment of WordNet senses to word lists used in attitude and opinion analysis, and(More)
Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) belongs to Brassicaceae family and is a close relative of Brassica. This species shows a wide morphological diversity, and is an important vegetable especially in Asia. However, molecular research of radish is behind compared to that of Brassica. For example, reports on SSR (simple sequence repeat) markers are limited. Here, we(More)
OBJECTIVE to develop an evidenced-based, women-centred care clinical guideline designed to assist midwives and other health-care providers in Japanese hospitals, clinics and midwifery offices, in identifying and supporting potential or actual perinatal victims of domestic violence. DESIGN systematic review and critical appraisal of extant research;(More)
Previously, we developed a novel three-dimensional microarray system called Bio-Strand, which may be used in various applications including single nucleotide polymorphisms genotyping. In Bio-Strand, samples for detection are immobilized on a one-dimensional thread, which is wound around a cylinder-shaped core to form a three-dimensional thread-and-core(More)
Pilot-scale composting was carried out with cow manure to evaluate the performances of two passive aeration systems: a conventional passive aeration system equipped with horizontal pipes and an unusual passive aeration method based on air delivery by means of vertical pipes. The effects of both types of passive aeration apparatus were investigated in order(More)
  • Tomoya Hirota, Takeshi Bushimata, +34 authors Kazuyoshi Yamashita
  • 2008
We present the initial results of multi-epoch VLBI observations of the 22 GHz H2O masers in the Orion KL region with VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry). With the VERA dual-beam receiving system, we have carried out phase-referencing VLBI astrometry and successfully detected an annual parallax of Orion KL to be 2.29±0.10 mas, corresponding to the(More)
AIMS To determine the distribution of sulfotransferase 1A1 (SULT1A1) activities, we used trans-4-hydroxytamoxifen (OHT) as a substrate to test samples from a Japanese population to examine whether the SULT1A1*2 allele can account for the wide distribution of OHT sulfating activity. We also studied genetic mutations other than the SULT1A1*2 allele to(More)
Galactosialidosis is a rare lysosomal storage disease caused by a combined deficiency of lysosomal beta-galactosidase and neuraminidase, due to a primary defect in protective protein/cathepsin A. Three subtypes are recognized: the early infantile type, the late infantile type, and the juvenile/adult type. Here, we report a case of early infantile(More)