Satoshi Iwanami

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Vanadium (V) has been reported to inhibit a number of enzyme activities such as those of Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase. The main excretory pathway of this element is via the kidney. These facts led us to study the V distribution in uremic patients. As a result, hemodialysis patients at our dialysis center exhibited extremely high levels of serum V (23.9 +/- 11.3 ng/ml,(More)
Plasma concentrations of 6 essential trace elements were measured in undialyzed and hemodialyzed patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) and in healthy volunteers by tube-excited X-ray fluorescence analysis and atomic absorption analysis. The influences of hemodialysis on plasma concentrations of Al, Zn, Cu and Br were also studied. High plasma(More)
The modification of amino acid residues in sugar beet alpha-glucosidase with conduritol B epoxide (CBE), an affinity labeling reagent, inactivated the enzyme. The inactivation followed pseudo-first-order kinetics. The enzyme was protected from inactivation by a competitive inhibitor, Tris, and the partially inactivated enzymes showed only the decrease of V(More)
Trace element concentrations in hair and fingernails and plasma of nondialyzed, hemodialyzed and hemofiltered patients with chronic renal failure and healthy volunteers were measured by atomic and flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry and neutron activation analysis. Plasma aluminum concentrations in all three groups of patients were higher than in(More)
A cDNA encoding sugar beet alpha-glucosidase was cloned from a library constructed from mRNA of suspension-cultured cells. The cDNA, 3056 bp in length, had an open reading frame encoding a polypeptide of 913 amino acid residues with a molecular mass of 102,078 Da, included only one of four regions which were conserved in the alpha-amylase family of enzymes.(More)
We have designed a network router suited to be used in a SpaceWire network. The design was based on a formal method using CSP ( Communicating Sequential Processes). The performance of the router has been verified by implementing it in a network with several processors [1]. In this paper we discuss the reason why we use CSP as a formal design method for the(More)
The computed tomography (CT) numbers of cortical bone at the level of 20 cm (CT20) and of spongiosa in the lateral condyle at the level of 2 cm (CT02) from the distal end of the femur were obtained by a quantitative CT method and compared with the bone mineral density of mostly cortical bone within the radius (BMD) by photon absorptiometry. The study(More)