Nobuo Tanaka

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Application of C18 monolithic silica capillary columns in HPLC coupled to ion trap mass spectrometry detection was studied for probing the metabolome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. It could be shown that the use of a long capillary column is an easy and effective approach to reduce ionization suppression by enhanced chromatographic resolution.(More)
Feedforward control of sound and vibration using a neural network-based control system is considered, with the aim being to derive an architecture/algorithm combination which is capable of supplanting the commonly used finite impulse response filter/filtered-x least mean square (LMS) linear arrangement for certain nonlinear problems. An adaptive algorithm(More)
Norovirus 3C-like proteases are crucial to proteolytic processing of norovirus polyproteins. We determined the crystal structure of the 3C-like protease from Chiba virus, a norovirus, at 2.8-A resolution. An active site including Cys139 and His30 is present, as is a hydrogen bond network that stabilizes the active site conformation. In the oxyanion hole(More)
Reduction of through-pore size and skeleton size of a monolithic silica column was attempted to provide high separation efficiency in a short time. Monolithic silica columns were prepared to have various sizes of skeletons (approximately 1-2 microm) and through-pores (approximately 2-8 microm) in a fused-silica capillary (50-200 microm I.D.). The columns(More)
A polyacrylamide (PAAm)-modified monolithic silica capillary column of increased phase ratio, 200T-PAAm, for hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) was prepared. The column showed high separation efficiency, with a theoretical plate height H = 7-20 microm at a linear velocity, u = 1-7 mm/s. From a kinetic plot analysis, it was expected that(More)
The dye-decolorizing peroxidase DyP is a key enzyme in the decolorizing fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris Dec 1 that degrades azo and antraquinone dyes. The gene dyp from T. cucumeris Dec 1, which has low homology to other peroxidase genes, was cloned and transformed into Aspergillus oryzae and glycosylated DyP was expressed at high levels. Purified DyP was(More)
We successfully identified the proteome expressed in Escherichia coli (E. coli) cells on a microarray scale using one-dimensional capillary liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) with a 350 cm long, 100 microm i. d., monolithic silica-C(18) capillary column. E. coli tryptic digest (4 microg) was injected onto the column, and a 41 h(More)
Hydrogen/deuterium isotope effects on hydrophobic binding were examined by means of reversed-phase chromatographic separation of protiated and deuterated isotopologue pairs for a set of 10 nonpolar and low-polarity compounds with 10 stationary phases having alkyl and aryl groups bonded to the silica surface. It was found that protiated compounds bind to(More)
Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is a zinc-containing enzyme that catalyzes the reversible hydration of CO2 to HCO3-. In eukaryotes, the enzyme plays a role in various physiological functions, including interconversion between CO2 and HCO3- in intermediary metabolism, facilitated diffusion of CO2, pH homeostasis and ion transport. The structure of bovine carbonic(More)
We have developed one-dimensional liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry systems with meter-scale reversed phase monolithic silica-C₁₈ capillary columns for human proteome analysis. When tryptic peptides from 4 μg HeLa cell lysate proteins were directly injected onto a 4-m, 100 μm i.d. monolithic silica-C₁₈ column and an 8-h gradient was applied at(More)