Takayuki Sato

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To investigate the fine anatomical organization of cortical inputs to visual association area TE, 2-3 small injections of retrograde tracers were made in macaque monkeys. Injections were made as a terminal procedure, after optical imaging and electrophysiological recording, and targeted to patches physiologically identified as object-selective. Retrogradely(More)
The interaction between OX40 and OX40 ligand (OX40L) is suggested to provide T cells with an effective costimulatory signals during T cell-APC interaction. To examine the in vivo effect of constitutive OX40/OX40L interaction during immune regulation, we report the establishment of OX40L-transgenic (OX40L-Tg) mice that constitutively express OX40L on T(More)
The object selectivity of nearby cells in inferior temporal (IT) cortex is often different. To elucidate the relationship between columnar organization in IT cortex and the variability among neurons with respect to object selectivity, we used optical imaging technique to locate columnar regions (activity spots) and systematically compared object selectivity(More)
There are two dominant models for the functional organization of brain regions underlying object recognition. One model postulates category-specific modules while the other proposes a distributed representation of objects with generic visual features. Functional imaging techniques relying on metabolic signals, such as fMRI and optical intrinsic signal(More)
Maturation of iron-sulfur (Fe-S) proteins is achieved by the SUF machinery in a wide number of eubacteria and archaea, as well as eukaryotic chloroplasts. This machinery is encoded in Escherichia coli by the sufABCDSE operon, where three Suf components, SufB, SufC, and SufD, form a complex and appear to provide an intermediary site for the Fe-S cluster(More)
The various monosaccharide composition analysis methods were evaluated as monosaccharide test for glycoprotein-based pharmaceuticals. Neutral and amino sugars were released by hydrolysis with 4-7N trifluoroacetic acid. The monosaccharides were N-acetylated if necessary, and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorometric or UV(More)
In order to reduce the overhead of synchronizing operations of shared memory multiprocessors, this paper proposes a mechanism, named specMEM, to execute memory accesses following a synchronizing operation speculatively before the completion of the synchronization is con rmed. A unique feature of our mechanism is that the detection of speculation failure and(More)
In order to achieve the sustained release of 3-ethyl-4-(4-methylisoxazol-5-yl)-5-(methylthio) thiophene-2-carboxamide (BFB0261), a new potent osteogenic compound for the treatment of bone disorders, we prepared microspheres containing BFB0261 and newly synthesized three poly (D, L-lactic acid) (PLA), four poly (D, L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), and(More)
To evaluate the clinical significance of subcategory and severity of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus criteria, we retrospectively studied 211 patients with hematologic neoplasms who survived beyond 100 days after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Endpoints included chronic(More)