Takeshi Takayama

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This 10-b 50-MSamples/s SAR analog-to-digital converter (ADC) features on-chip digital calibration techniques, comparator offset cancellation, a capacitor digital-to-analog converter (CDAC) linearity calibration, and internal clock control to compensate for PVT variations. A split-CDAC reduces the exponential increase in the number of unit capacitors needed(More)
A split capacitor DAC calibration method is proposed that a bridge capacitor larger than conventional design allows a tunable capacitor to compensate for mismatch. To guarantee proper calibration, a comparator with digital timing control offset cancellation is proposed. An 8-bit successive approximation ADC with 4b+4b split capacitor DAC calibration has(More)
SU6668 (TSU-68) is a small-molecule synthetic inhibitor of the angiogenic related receptor tyrosine kinases Flk-1/KDR, PDGFRbeta, and FGFR1. Using a mouse model of peritoneally disseminated ovarian cancer, we investigated whether SU6668 inhibits peritoneal dissemination and prolongs survival time. BALB/c nude mice were intraperitoneally (i.p.) inoculated(More)
Prospermatogonia, or gonocytes, are the cells that differentiate from primordial germ cells to the first mature type of spermatogonia in the developing testis. Although prospermatogonia play a central role in this stage (i.e., prespermatogenesis), the details regarding their characterization have not been fully elucidated. Recently, we identified a novel(More)
We examined the morphological features of the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticula of chorion laeve cytotrophoblasts from term human fetal membranes, and compared them with those of syncytiotrophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts from human placental villi. Ultrastructural enzyme histochemistry of cytochrome c oxidase and glucose-6-phosphatase were used as(More)
It is generally believed that cell-to-cell cross-talk and signal transduction are mediated by cell surface molecules that play diverse and important regulatory roles in spermatogenesis and fertilization. Recently, we identified a novel plasma membrane-associated protein, TES101-reactive protein (TES101RP, or TEX101), on mouse testicular germ cells. In this(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play a major role in angiogenesis in a variety of tumors. A soluble form of Flt-1 (sFlt-1), a VEGF receptor, is potentially useful as an antagonist of VEGF, and accumulating evidences suggest the applicability of sFlt-1 in tumor suppression by means of anti-angiogenesis. We previously demonstrated the(More)
The main mode of progression of ovarian cancer is peritoneal dissemination, and its inhibition may lead to improved outcome. Phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) reportedly inhibits the proliferation, migration, and invasion of cancer cells. The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of PTEN gene therapy for ovarian(More)
This article deals with the synthesis of plant oil-based shape memory materials from epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and polycaprolactone (PCL). PolyESO/PCLs were synthesized by an acid-catalyzed curing in the presence of PCL. During the reaction, PCL scarcely reacted with ESO and the crystallinity of the PCL component decreased to form a semi-interpenetrating(More)
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