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We determined the structures of long (L)-wavelength-sensitive and middle (M)-wavelength-sensitive opsin gene array of 58 male chimpanzees and we investigated relative sensitivity to red and green lights by electroretinogram flicker photometry. One subject had protanomalous color vision, while others had normal color vision. Unlike in humans, a polymorphic(More)
Although cooperative interactions between growth factors and integrins, cell surface receptors for extracellular matrices (ECM), have been reported, little is known about the interaction between hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and integrin in hepatoma cells. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of integrin on the proliferation of hepatoma cells(More)
A heat-resistant robot developed to repair cracks or joints in the central portion of the chamber wall of in-operation coke ovens is discussed. The robot is placed on the coke ovens, and its arm is inserted into the hot chamber through a charging hole. The repair capabilities and usefulness of this system have been confirmed in repair tests in in-operation(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are capable of processing and presenting exogenous antigens using MHC class I molecules. This pathway is called antigen cross-presentation and plays an important role in the stimulation of naïve CD8(+) T cells for infectious and tumor immunity. Our previous studies in DC2.4 cells and bone marrow-derived DCs revealed that exogenously(More)
This paper describes application of the hysteresis control to the single-inductor dual-output (SIDO) power supply circuit to realize high performance, low cost and small size power supply circuits. The SIDOs can realize small number of inductors (hence small size and low cost) in the system where multiple power supplies are required, but their performance(More)
SUMMARY We developed a new method for characterizing molecular distribution in very thin liquid crystal layer (5–40 nm) evaporated onto rubbed polyimide film used by grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD). The diffraction peaks corresponding to intermolecular correlation perpendicular to longitudinal axis of liquid crystal molecule and the clear(More)