Takahiro Ishida

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Jungle honey (JH) is collected from timber and blossom by wild honey bees that live in the tropical forest of Nigeria. JH is used as a traditional medicine for colds, skin inflammation and burn wounds as well as general health care. However, the effects of JH on immune functions are not clearly known. Therefore, we investigated the effects of JH on immune(More)
UVB irradiation is an important inducer of biological changes in skin and can activate inflammatory reactions and apoptotic pathways, leading to skin damage. A root extract of Lithospermum erythrorhizon (SK), which has naphthoquinone pigments containing shikonin and shikonin derivatives, is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-tumor(More)
Exposure to cigarette smoke impairs the pulmonary immune system, including alveolar macrophage function, although the mechanisms by which this occurs are not fully elucidated. This study investigates the effect of cigarette smoke exposure on the antigen-presenting activity of alveolar macrophages, which is required for antigen-specific response to T cells.(More)
Measurements of repetitive partial discharge inception voltage (RPDIV) based on IEC 60034-18-41 using a stator coil winding of 4 kW random-wound motor have been performed in round-robin test (RRT) in Japan. A commercially available impulse power supply and a PD sensor were commonly used in the RRT. The present paper reports not only test procedure and(More)
Constant monitoring and detailed examination of microbial metabolism have been required for the quality control in advanced bioindustry. Although microbial evaluation using dielectrophoresis should be an attractive scheme, the relationship with metabolism has not been understood well. In this paper, the membrane states and metabolic change of heat-injured(More)
This paper presents the results of round-robin test (RRT) of repetitive partial discharge inception voltage (RPDIV) measurements with a stator coil winding of 4 kW random-wound motor. Nine independent laboratories in Japan participated in the RRT in order to validate evaluation procedures described in IEC 60034-18-41. The results provided new insights into(More)
Antioxidative treatment delivered using an electron discharge at extremely low energy, also known as “e-Vitamin” therapy, has been demonstrated in vitro by the exposure of a physiological saline solution to the electron discharge, which results in an increase of pH and negative value of oxidation and reduction potential indicating an increased electron(More)
We carry out image labeling based on probabilistic integration of local, middle and global information. Local information is effective for capturing color and texture pattern. Middle information is obtained from patches which are larger than local regions and is able to incorporate context information. Global information obtained from an entire image helps(More)
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