Taku Nishijo

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This report describes the electrochemical detection of a redox component in droplets using a local redox cycling-based electrochemical (LRC-EC) chip device consisting of 256 sensors. The time-course analyses showed that the redox compound in the droplet was dynamically changed during droplet evaporation or mass transfer through a water/oil interface.
Myocardial fibrosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) may play an important role in the function and/or dimensions of the left ventricle. We present an autopsied case of HCM followed for 10 years. A 68-year-woman with HCM underwent trans-aortic myectomy of the interventricular septum in 1979. A significant amount of round cell infiltration,(More)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme commonly used as an undifferentiated marker of embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Although noninvasive ALP detection has long been desired for stem cell research and in cell transplantation therapy, little progress has been made in developing such techniques. In this study, we propose a noninvasive evaluation method for(More)
A large scale integration (LSI)-based amperometric sensor is used for electrochemical evaluation and real-time monitoring of the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity of mouse embryoid bodies (EBs). EBs were prepared by the hanging drop culture of embryonic stem (ES) cells. The ALP activity of EBs with various sizes was electrochemically detected at 400(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) can differentiate ischemic myocardial disease (IMD) from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The subjects consisted of six cases of IMD which showed left ventricular dilatation (LVDd greater than or equal to 60 mm) and diffuse abnormality of wall motion, but did not show(More)
Skin sensitization is one of the key safety endpoints for chemicals applied directly to the skin. Several integrated testing strategies (ITS) using multiple non-animal test methods have been developed to accurately evaluate the sensitizing potential of chemicals, but there is no regulatory-accepted ITS to classify a chemical as a non-sensitizer. In this(More)