Takashi Miyazaki

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In Synechococcus PCC7942 cells grown in the dark, the concentrations of NAD(H) and NADP(H) were 128+/-2.5 and 483+/-4.0 microm, respectively, while those in the cells under light conditions were 100+/-5.0 and 649+/-7.0 microm, respectively. Analysis of gel filtration indicated that the change of the ratio of NADP(H) to NAD(H) in cyanobacterial cells under(More)
Members of the family Iridoviridae infect a diverse array of invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate hosts and are currently viewed as emerging pathogens of fish and amphibians. Iridovirid replication is unique and involves both nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments, a circularly permuted, terminally redundant genome that, in the case of vertebrate(More)
Synthetic growth hormone secretagogues stimulate growth hormone secretion by binding to a specific receptor, growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R). In this study, we investigated the cDNA and the genomic structure of chicken GHS-R. Chicken GHS-R gene is composed of two exons separated by an intron. Two GHS-R mRNA species, cGHS-R1a and(More)
During the past decade, zirconia-based ceramics have been successfully introduced into the clinic to fabricate fixed dental prostheses (FDPs), along with a dental computer-aided/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. In this article (1) development of dental ceramics, (2) the current status of dental CAD/CAM systems, (3) CAD/CAM and zirconia(More)
The extremely thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27 synthesizes lysine through alpha-aminoadipate (AAA). In this study, a T. thermophilus gene encoding the enzyme that catalyses transamination of AAA was cloned as a mammalian kynurenine/AAA aminotransferase (Kat2) gene homologue. A T. thermophilus mutant with disruption of the Kat2 homologue(More)
Dental biomaterials are widely used in all areas of routine dental practice. There are mainly two methods for their application. Firstly, dental biomaterials are placed into living tissues, such as teeth, to fill the space. Secondly, dental devices such as crown and bridge restorations and dentures are fabricated using various materials to restore the(More)
In this article, we review the recent history of the development of dental CAD/CAM systems for the fabrication of crowns and fixed partial dentures (FPDs), based on our 20 years of experience in this field. The current status of commercial dental CAD/CAM systems developed around the world is evaluated, with particular focus on the field of ceramic crowns(More)
B memory cells remain in circulation and secrete alloantibodies without antigen exposure > 20 years after alloimmunization postpartum or by transplantation. These long-lived B cells are resistant to cytostatic drugs. Therapeutically, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is administered to reduce allo-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies pre- and(More)
Colour modification of tooth enamel has proven successful, but it is unclear how various bleaching applications affect micro-structural integrity of the whitened enamel. To investigate the internal structural integrity of human intact tooth enamel with the application of two commonly used whitening regimes (in-office power bleaching with 35% hydrogen(More)
Porcelain veneering of zirconia is necessary, but chipping of the veneer may cause clinical problems. We investigated the effects of silica coating to improve the bond strength between porcelain veneers and zirconia-based ceramics. The ceramics tested were zirconia/alumina nanocomposites stabilized with ceria. Three surface treatments, grinding with a(More)