Shin-ya Tanaka

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Escherichia coli lipoproteins are localized to either the inner or the outer membrane depending on the residue that is present next to the N-terminal acylated Cys. Asp at position 2 causes the retention of lipoproteins in the inner membrane. In contrast, the accompanying study (9) revealed that the residues at positions 3 and 4 determine the membrane(More)
Allograft inflammatory factor (AIF)-1, originally cloned from a rat heart allograft under chronic rejection, is induced in various inflammatory conditions including atherosclerosis. Using mouse AIF-1 transfected macrophages and AIF-1 transgenic (AIF-1 Tg) mice, we analyzed the influence of AIF-1 overexpression on macrophage phagocytosis and the development(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important chemical messenger controlling many physiological functions, involving cell proliferation, and differentiation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of NO on adipocyte differentiation using a murine preadipocyte cell line, 3T3-L1. The treatment with a NO donor,(More)
A highly practical reductive cross-aldol reaction of alpha-bromoaldehydes with various aldehydes has been developed using Ge(II)Cl 2 to produce aldehyde germanium(IV) aldolates, which were directly transformed to various multifunctionalized compounds. A remarkable change in stereoselectivity depended on the alpha-bromoaldehydes employed; secondary(More)
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is the fourth most-produced cereal in the world and is mainly utilized as animal feed and malts. Recently barley attracts considerable attentions as healthy food rich in dietary fiber. However, limited knowledge is available about developmental aspects of barley leaves. In the present study, we investigated barley narrow leafed(More)
Cross-validation and bootstrap, or resampling methods in general, are examined for applying them to optimizing the number of units of competitive associative nets called CAN2. There are a number of resampling methods available, but the performance depends on the neural network to be applied and functions to be learned. So, we apply several resampling(More)
[reaction: see text] A variety of substituted quinolines are synthesized from imines and enolizable carbonyl compounds under aerobic conditions, in which only water is a byproduct. In DMSO, a catalytic amount of HCl activates carbonyl compounds quite effectively to give the quinolines. A simple and practical procedure is demonstrated on a large scale.