Takanori Tomozawa

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Two neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors, zanamivir (Relenza) and oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu), have been licensed for the treatment of and prophylaxis against influenza. In this paper, the new potent NA inhibitor R-125489 is reported for the first time. R-125489 inhibited the NA activities of various type A and B influenza viruses, including subtypes N1 to N9(More)
Two neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors, zanamivir (Relenza) and oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu), have been licensed for use for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza. We have reported on laninamivir (code name, R-125489), a novel neuraminidase inhibitor, and have discovered that the laninamivir prodrug CS-8958 worked as a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor(More)
This paper analyzes the role of university research in industrial innovation by different phases of the technology life cycle (TLC) and by patent analysis of solar cell technology. It is found that, in the early phase of TLC, the role of academic research is to broaden the technology scope to provide a variety of technologies to the market. Industry can be(More)
Proteolytic activation of hemagglutinin, an envelope glycoprotein of the influenza virus, by host proteases is essential for infection and proliferation of the virus. However, there is no well-defined, inherent source of host proteases in man or swine, both of which are natural hosts for human influenza viruses. We have recently isolated a 32 kDa protein in(More)
We synthesized bicyclic ether sialidase inhibitors such as tetrahydro-furan-2-yl, tetrahydro-pyran-2-yl, and oxepan-2-yl derivatives related to zanamivir. These compounds substituted by diol at the C-3' and C-4' positions resulted in the retention of low nanomolar inhibitory activities against not only influenza A virus sialidase but also influenza A virus(More)
Laninamivir, a potent neuraminidase (NA) inhibitor, is an active metabolite of laninamivir octanoate (code name: CS-8958) which is a long acting NA inhibitor and is commercially available under the brand name Inavir in Japan to complete the treatment of influenza by a single inhalation. It is supposed that the long acting character is provided by the long(More)
Human and murine fibroblasts were found to spread far more avidly on fibrin monomer monolayers than on immobilized fibrinogen, indicating that removal of fibrinopeptides by thrombin is a prerequisite for the fibrin-mediated augmentation of cell spreading. In fact, cell spreading was not efficiently augmented on monolayers of a thrombin-treated dysfibrinogen(More)
Laninamivir octanoate (Inavir(®); Daiichi Sankyo, Tokyo, Japan) is an anti-influenza drug that provides complete treatment by a single inhalation. It works as a long-acting neuraminidase (NA) inhibitor by means of high and continuous exposure of laninamivir, its active metabolite, in the lungs of mice after intranasal administration. Even after 6 days after(More)
An antibody phage display library was produced from the splenocytes of mice immunized with an infectious vaccinia virus recombinant (WRRT) expressing the reverse transcriptase (RT) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The library was panned against HIV-1 RT. Two clones, 5F and 5G, which produced Fab fragments specific for RT, were isolated.(More)
The postantibiotic effect (PAE) of tomopenem was determined after a 2 h exposure of two strains of meticillin-susceptible and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA), and imipenem-susceptible and imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to tenfold the respective MIC. The PAEs on MSSA and P. aeruginosa were approximately 1 h and they(More)
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