Nobuo Tanaka

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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)
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 effects of acoustic and visual stimuli and their synergistic effects on heart rate variability including gender differences were investigated. Of particular interest was the influence of visual stimulus on heart rate variability during listening to simple sounds of different characters. Twelve male and 12 female university students were selected as(More)
Growth-limiting stresses in bacteria induce the general stress response to protect the cells against future stresses. Energy stress caused by starvation conditions in Bacillus subtilis is transmitted to the sigma(B) transcription factor by stress-response regulators. RsbP, a positive regulator, is a phosphatase containing a PAS (Per-ARNT-Sim) domain and(More)
The ability to observe chemical reactions at the molecular level convincingly demonstrates the physical and chemical phenomena occurring throughout a reaction mechanism. Videos obtained through in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the oxidation of catalytic soot under practical reaction conditions. Carbon oxidation reactions using Ag/SiO2(More)
The hyperthermophilic archaeal sulredoxin from Sulfolobus tokodaii is a water-soluble high-potential Rieske [2Fe-2S] protein with unique pH-dependent redox properties compared with its mesophilic homologues in cytochrome bc1/b6f complexes. The oxidized recombinant sulredoxin has been crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method using 30%(v/v)(More)
SiO2/Si(100) interfaces were for the first time observed by a spherical aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscope in a cross-sectional mode. As the Fresnel fringes were not contrasted at the interfaces, the interfacial structures were clearly observed without the need for artificial image contrast. Atomic steps and defects on the(More)
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