Takahiro Yamagishi

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Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) are complex photosynthetic organisms with a very different evolutionary history to green plants, to which they are only distantly related. These seaweeds are the dominant species in rocky coastal ecosystems and they exhibit many interesting adaptations to these, often harsh, environments. Brown algae are also one of only a small(More)
Trichocysts are ejectile organelles found in cryptomonads, dinoflagellates, and peniculine ciliates. The fine structure of trichocysts differs considerably among lineages, and their evolutionary relationships are unclear. The biochemical makeup of the trichocyst constituents has been studied in the ciliate Paramecium, but there have been no investigations(More)
This study demonstrated a simple method of repairing the severed chorda tympani nerve and a method of intraoperative identification of regenerated nerves, and evaluated taste function of regenerated nerves. Seven patients who underwent staged tympanoplasty and whose chorda tympani nerve was severed during primary surgery were evaluated. When the chorda(More)
Most swarmers (swimming cells) of the stramenopile group, ranging from unicellular protist to giant kelps (brown algae), have two heterogeneous flagella: a long anterior flagellum (AF) and a relatively shorter posterior flagellum (PF). These flagellated cells often exhibit phototaxis upon light stimulation, although the mechanism by which how the(More)
It is still unclear whether the chorda tympani nerves in humans regenerate after being severed during middle ear surgery, although functional studies have demonstrated recovery of taste 1 to 2 years after surgery. To date, 12 cases of regenerated chorda tympani nerves have been found in our series of patients during secondary surgery. The regenerated nerves(More)
We investigated that the relationship between motor imagery ability and the effect of tactile input associated with holding a tennis racket on motor imagery of the forehand and backhand swings. The effect was assessed by the time utilized for motor imagery (mental chronometry). Seventeen tennis players imagined forehand and backhand swings with a forehand(More)
Cortical F-actin reorganization during the cell cycle was observed in Pyrenomonas helgolandii U. J. Santore (SAG 28.87) for the first time in Cryptophyta using fluorescein-isothiocyanate (FITC)-phalloidin staining. In interphase, a number of F-actin bundles were observed as straight lines running parallel to the long axis of the cell on the cell cortical(More)
AIMS We determined if transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) channels are involved in the detrusor overactivity induced by menthol, or exposure to low temperature (LT). METHODS Two days prior to cystometric investigation, the bladders of 10-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were cannulated to measure bladder pressure. After a 20 min baseline(More)
Cyanobium sp. NIES-981 is a marine cyanobacterium isolated from tidal flat sands in Okinawa, Japan. Here, we report the complete 3.0-Mbp genome sequence of NIES-981, which is composed of a single chromosome, and its annotation. This sequence information may provide a basis for developing an ecotoxicological bioassay using this strain.
PURPOSE To determine if alpha1 -adrenergic receptors (AR) mediate bladder overactivity induced by cold stress in rats with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). MATERIALS AND METHODS The urethras of 10-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were ligated to create BOO. After 4 weeks, cystometric investigations were performed at room temperature (RT, 27 ± 2°C) for(More)