Shunya Takahashi

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While screening for bioactive compounds from edible mushrooms, a new potent antioxidant, vialinin A (1), together with a known compound, ganbajunin B (2), and a mixture of ganbajunins D (3) and E (4), were isolated from the dry fruiting bodies of Thelephora vialis. The structure of 1, 5',6'-bis(phenylacetoxy)-1,1':4',1''-terphenyl-2',3',4,4''-tetraol, was(More)
Lysophospholipids are important signaling molecules in animals and metazoan cells. They are widely distributed among marine invertebrates, where their physiological roles are unknown. Sea cucumbers produce unique lysophospholipids. In this study, two lysophospholipids were detected in Holothuria atra for the first time, lyso-platelet activating factor and(More)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), a central mediator of the inflammatory response, is released from basophilic cells and other cells in response to a variety of proinflammatory stimuli. Vialinin A is a potent inhibitor of TNF-α production and is released from RBL-2H3 cells. Ubiquitin-specific peptidase 5 (USP5), a deubiquitinating enzyme, was identified(More)
This report describes that a regular positive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of terpendoles often causes unexpected oxygen additions to form [M + H + O](+) and [M + H + 2O](+), which might be a troublesome in the characterization of new natural analogues. The intensities of [M + H + O](+) and [M + H + 2O](+) among terpendoles were(More)
As a driving source of a robot arm in order to achieve a smooth movement at high power and with a minimal size, a series elastic drive system added with another actuator is used in this research. A series elastic mechanism using a torsion bar and a high reduction actuator drives the arm, and the added low reduction actuator reduces the vibration(More)
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