Tadashi Tominaga

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Sephadex G-200 chromatography of the extracellular hemoglobin from the giant earthworm G. paulistus in the met form presents a single peak at pH 7.0 and two peaks at pH 9.0 as a result of alkaline dissociation. SDS-PAGE shows that the polypeptide chains are very similar to those observed for the oxy form and the two peaks at pH 9.0 correspond to the trimer(More)
Binding of Fe(III) meso-tetrakis(p-sulfonatophenyl)-porphyrin (FeTPPS4) to bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by UV-VIS absorption, fluorescence quenching, circular dichroism, 1H NMR, and ESR. At excess of BSA, the bound form of FeTPPS4 is a high-spin monomer exhibiting a Soret band at 417 nm, a broad NMR peak at 10.3 ppm, an ESR signal at g = 5.7-5.9,(More)
The interaction of Fe(III) and Mn(III) complexes of TPPS4 with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by T1 relaxation measurements of water protons and high resolution 1H NMR of the porphyrin moieties. At excess of BSA, both metalloporphyrins bind to BSA as the high spin monomers. The relaxivity of bound MnTPPS4 is significantly higher as compared to the(More)
As olfactory perceptions vary from person to person, it is difficult to describe smells objectively. In contrast, electronic noses also detect smells with their sensors, but in addition describe those using electronic signals. Here we showed a virtual connection method between a human nose perceptions and electronic nose responses with the smell of standard(More)
One of the major challenges in drug design is to identify compounds with potential toxicity toward target cells, preferably with molecular-level understanding of their mode of action. In this study, the antitumor property of a ruthenium complex, mer-[RuCl3(dppb)(VPy)] (dppb = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphine)butane and VPy = 4-vinylpyridine) (RuVPy), was analyzed.(More)
The ionization, mu-oxo-dimerization and axial ligation equilibria of free bases, iron(III) and manganese(III) derivatives of meso-tetrakis(p-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TPPS4) and meso-tetrakis(4-N-methyl-pyridiniumyl)porphyrin (TMPyP) in aqueous solution are studied by 1H NMR and electronic absorption spectroscopy. At physiological pH, Fe(III) complexes of(More)
Interspecific crossing between L. temulentum L. and L. persicum Boiss. & Hohen. ex Boiss. was performed to clarify their interfertility based on the results of chromosome pairing, pollen fertility and seed set. Both parents were normal with a high percentage of chromosome association of ring bivalents in contrast to rod bivalents at metaphase I, pollen(More)
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