Shintaro Yashima

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Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)-producing cells (TSH cells), which account for a large fraction of the cells in the rat pars tuberalis (PT), have been found to express MT1 melatonin receptor and mammalian clock genes at high densities. Although these findings suggest that TSH production in the rat PT is regulated by melatonin and/or the biological clock,(More)
To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of diabetic neuropathy, we isolated the Schwann cells from the sciatic nerves of adult rats and characterized the polyol pathway activity. Despite the presence of aldose reductase (AR) activity, no accumulation of sorbitol was observed in the cells cultured under 30 mM glucose conditions.(More)
A long-term investigation of the shell shape and the basal morphology of barnacles grown on tough, double-network (DN) hydrogels and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomer was conducted in a laboratory environment. The elastic modulus of these soft substrata varied between 0.01 and 0.47 MPa. Polystyrene (PS) (elastic modulus, 3 GPa) was used as a hard(More)
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