Sadao Hirota

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Polyethyleneglycol (PEG) has often been used for the modification of liposomes, but it is difficult to insert PEG on the surface of liposomes, and the effects of modification are not marked enough. In this study, we examined the fixed aqueous layer thickness (FALT) of single or mixed PEG (molecular weight, 340, 500, 900, 2000)-modified doxorubicin (DOX)(More)
The liposomalization and polyethyleneglycol (PEG) modification of antitumor agents prolongs their circulation in the blood and increases their accumulation in the tumor. It is expected that modification of the liposome surface with PEG-Lipid will prevent connection of liposome and tumor cell, so we examined the effect of PEG chain length and anchor length(More)
DNA-cationic lipid complexes, "lipoplexes", are used as gene carriers for molecular biology and gene therapy applications. Colloidal properties of lipoplexes can be determined by viscometric analysis. (1) The shape parameter of lipoplexes can be one of the factors affecting transfection efficiency; (2) the volume fraction of free liposomes remaining after(More)
  • S Hirota
  • 1997
Efficacy and safety data of liposomal drugs in a laboratory environment are often not reproduced on an industrial production scale. This is largely due to the fact that the colloid-chemical properties of the liposomes manufactured on a small scale are not reproduced in large scale production. Though the size and the electric charge of liposomes are measured(More)
Glass laser disks are usually coated with solder glass to decrease the reflectivity of spontaneous emission at the edge and to suppress parasitic oscillations. Reflections at the disk edge have been experimentally studied as a function of refractive index matching between disk laser glass and edge cladding glass, absorption by edge cladding glass, and(More)
Four muscular systems of the Tetraclita squamosa barnacle were observed by means of an electron microscope and it was revealed that these systems each bore different types of muscle cells. The four systems were the adductor (A), the lateral scutal depressor (LSD), the ventral scutal depressor (VSD), and the tergal depressor (TD). The A-system included cross(More)
In this study, we used a rheological method to study the shape of DNA-cationic lipid complexes and model polyelectrolyte-lipid complexes. We introduced two kinds of anionic polyelectrolytes, sodium polygalacturonate (PGU) and sodium dextran sulfate (DSS), of varying size, as models for DNA. The prepared complexes were incubated under laminar flow(More)
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