Shohei Nakamura

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We describe a new nematode species, Baylisascaris potosis n. sp., isolated from captive kinkajou, Potos flavus, from the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The nematode was found in fecal specimens, identified morphologically, and confirmed genetically. The new species is similar to Baylisascaris procyonis, Baylisascaris columnaris, and other Baylisascaris(More)
Sticking is a failure of pharmaceutical production that occurs when a powder containing a large amount of adhesive is being tableted. This is most frequently observed when long-term tableting is carried out, making it extremely difficult to predict its occurrence during the tablet formula design stage. The efficiency of the pharmaceutical production process(More)
Surface pressure (pi)-, surface potential (deltaV)-, and dipole moment (mu(perpendicular))-area (A) isotherms and morphological behavior were examined for monolayers of a newly designed 18-mer amphiphilic alpha-helical peptide (Hel 13-5), DPPC, and DPPC/egg-PC (1:1) and their combinations by the Wilhelmy method, ionizing electrode method, fluorescence(More)
Surface pressure-area, surface potential-area, and dipole moment-area isotherms were obtained for monolayers made from a partially fluorinated surfactant, (perfluorooctyl)undecyldimorpholinophosphate (F8H11DMP), dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), and their combinations. Monolayers, spread on a 0.15 M NaCl subphase, were investigated at the air/water(More)
Surface pressure-area (pi-A), surface potential-area (DeltaV-A), and dipole moment-area (mu( perpendicular)-A) isotherms were obtained for the Langmuir monolayer of two fluorinated-hydrogenated hybrid amphiphiles (sodium phenyl 1-[(4-perfluorohexyl)-phenyl]-1-hexylphosphate (F6PH5PPhNa) and (sodium phenyl 1-[(4-perfluorooctyl)-phenyl]-1-hexylphosphate(More)
Partially fluorinated long-chain alcohols have been newly synthesized from a radical reaction, which is followed by a reductive reaction. The fluorinated alcohols have been investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and compression isotherms in a Langmuir monolayer state. Their melting points increase with an increase in chain length due to(More)
Intracellular vesicular transport is important for photoreceptor function and maintenance. However, the mechanism underlying photoreceptor degeneration in response to vesicular transport defects is unknown. Here, we report that photoreceptors undergo apoptosis in a zebrafish β-soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein (β-SNAP) mutant.(More)