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Effects of two widely found chemical pollutants, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), on the embryos of Japanese medaka were investigated. The embryos were exposed to different concentrations (0.01, 0.1, 1, and 10μg/l) of DEHP and BaP. The following were investigated: (1) hatching time and hatching rate in embryos, (2) mortality, sex(More)
The effects of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), and 17β-estradiol (E2) on the fry stage of medaka were investigated. The medaka fry were exposed to different concentrations (0.01, 0.1, 1, and 10μg/L) of these chemicals for 3 weeks after hatching. Then, mortality, body weight, sex ratio, and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of(More)
This paper describes a method for imaging the endogenous release of glutamate from cerebral neurons. This method is based on the reactions of glutamate oxidase and peroxidase, and on the detection of hydrogen peroxide by a fluorescent substrate of peroxidase. Glutamate has been sensitively measured in vitro in the range of 20 nM to 1 microM. We used two(More)
This paper describes the random fluidic self-assembly of metallic particles into addressable two-dimensional microarrays and the use of these arrays as a platform for constructing a biochip useful for bioassays. The basic units in the assembly were the microfabricated particles carrying a straightforward visible code and the corresponding array template(More)
Micromachining techniques, which originated in the microelectronics industry, have been employed to manufacture microparticles bearing an engraved dot-type signature for biomolecular encoding. These metallic microstructures are photolithographically defined and manufactured in a highly reproducible manner. In addition, the code introduced on the particle(More)
A novel keratin-degrading bacterium Stenotrophomonas sp. strain D-1, isolated from deer fur, produced two types of extracellular proteins: proteolytic and disulfide bond-reducing. The results on the biochemical properties suggest that this protease belongs to the serine protease, and the disulfide bond-reducing protein could be the disulfide reductase type.(More)
A keratin-degrading bacterium was isolated from soil containing deer fur. An axenic culture of the keratin-degrading bacterium was obtained in liquid culture using a keratin enrichment technique. The isolated bacterium was gram negative and catalase- and oxidase-positive. Transmission electron microscopic observations showed that the bacterium was(More)
The aim of the present study was to prepare and evaluate a rasagiline-loaded chitosan glutamate nanoparticles (RAS-CG-NPs) by ionic gelation of CG with tripolyphosphate anions (TPP). RAS-loaded CG-NPs were characterized for particle size, size distribution, encapsulation efficiency and in vitro drug release. The mean particles size, polydispersity index(More)
The effect that oral administration of four alkylphenols, (1) bisphenol A (BPA), (2) p-t-octylphenol (OP), (3) p-nonylphenol (NP) and (4) p-n-nonylphenol (n-NP), as well as 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2) had on male medaka fish vitellogenin was investigated. The male medaka was fed diets containing different concentrations of these chemicals for 7 days, after(More)
The completion of human genome sequencing has shifted the focus of research from genes to proteins. In this regard, a protein library chip has become a useful tool for cell-free protein synthesis. In this study, we attempted to make a highly-integrated protein chip from a DNA library using in vitro protein synthesis on a microchamber array fabricated by(More)