Noriyuki Hara

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Antifungal activity guided fractionation of solvent extracts of the stem bark of Bridelia retusa of the family Euphorbiaceae against Cladosporium cladosporioides, furnished new bisabolane sesquiterpenes, (E)-4-(1,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-1-hexenyl)benzoic acid, (E)-4-(1,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-1,4-hexadienyl) benzoic acid, (R)-4-(1,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-4-hexenyl)benzoic acid(More)
In various insects, 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) is indispensable for embryonic development. In eggs of the silkworm Bombyx mori, 20E has been demonstrated to be produced by two metabolic pathways: de novo synthesis from cholesterol and dephosphorylation of ovary-derived physiologically inactive ecdysteroid phosphates. In the former, ecdysone 20-hydroxylase(More)
BACKGROUND Most in vivo kinematic studies of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) report on the varus knee. The objective of the present study was to evaluate in vivo kinematics of a posterior-stabilized fixed-bearing TKA operated on a valgus knee during knee bending in weight-bearing (WB) and non-weight-bearing (NWB). METHODS A total of sixteen valgus knees in(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the effect of complete stress deprivation on the mechanical properties of the in situ frozen-thawed semitendinosus tendon, an idealized autograft model. DESIGN Ninety-six rabbits were divided into three groups. In the frozen group (n=36), we applied the freeze-thaw treatment to the semitendinosus tendon to necrotize fibroblasts in the(More)
Antifungal activity guided fractionation of the n-butanol extract from the methanol extract of the leaves of Artocarpus nobilis furnished 2',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-geranylchalcone (1), 2 ',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-[6-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-2(E),7-octadienyl]chalcone (2), 2',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-[2-hydroxy-7-methyl-3-methylene-6-octaenyl]chalcone (3),(More)
Chemical investigation of the n-butanol extract from the methanol extract of the root bark of Artocarpus nobilis furnished four new prenylated flavonoids together with artonin E 2'-methylether (4), isoartonin E 2'-methylether (5), dihydroisoartonin E 2'-methylether (6), artonin V 2'-methylether (7), artobiloxanthone (1), artonin E (2) and(More)
On a preliminary screening, substantial antimicrobial, antifungal and moderate insecticidal, sporicidal and cytotoxic activities were observed for the hexane extract of the stem bark of Amona glabra L. Chromatographic fractionation of this extract led to the isolation of kaur-16-en-19-oic acid in a large amount as the main constituent, which was found to be(More)
Chemical investigation of the methanol extract of the seeds of Campomanesia lineatifolia Ruiz and Pav. (Myrtaceae) led to the isolation of two new beta-triketone type compounds, named champanones A (1) and B (2), together with the known 2,3-dihydro-5-hydroxy-6,8,8-trimethyl-2-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4,7(8H)-dione (champanone C) (3). The structures of 1 and 2(More)
The C-24 configuration of (22E,24xi)-24-isopropenyl-22-dehydrocholesterol (1), which was recently isolated from the Colombian Caribbean sponge, Topsentia ophiraphidites, was investigated. Synthesis of the stereodefined (24R)- and (24S)-(22E)-24-isopropenyl-22-dehydrocholesterols (1a, 1b) followed by (1)H- and (13)C-NMR data comparison of these sterols(More)