Seiken Tokura

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Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) was covalently immobilized onto the surface of porous chitosan beads (ChB) without or with spacers of different lengths. The relative activity (RA) of the immobilized LPL was found to be high toward a small ester substrate, p-nitrophenyl laurate (pNPL). LPL immobilized with spacer gave an almost constant activity, in marked contrast(More)
A new hybrid exchange-correlation functional is presented based on the long-range correction (LC) scheme [H. Iikura et al., J. Chem. Phys. 115, 3540 (2001); Tawada et al., J. Chem. Phys. 120, 8425 (2004)], named LCgau-BOP. The key feature is the use of a two-parameter Gaussian correction to the Coulomb attenuation, which allows a more flexible description(More)
A highly efficient new algorithm for time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) calculations is presented. In this algorithm, a dual-level approach to speed up DFT calculations (Nakajima and Hirao, J Chem Phys 2006, 124, 184108) is combined with a state-specific (SS) algorithm for TDDFT (Chiba et al., Chem Phys Lett 2006, 420, 391). The dual-level(More)
The design, synthesis, and structure activity relationships of the novel class of pyrazolylethylbenzamide orexin receptor 1-selective antagonists are described. Further derivatization of the prototype dual orexin receptor 1/2 antagonist lead (1) by installing a (S)-methyl group into the ethyl linker moiety between the pyrazole ring and benzamide resulted in(More)
Orexins play an important role in sleep/wake regulation, and orexin receptor antagonists are a focus of novel therapy for the treatment of insomnia. We identified 27e (TASP0428980) as a potent dual orexin receptor antagonist through the systematic modification of our original designed lead A. We demonstrated the potent sleep-promoting effects of 27e at ip(More)
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