Tatsuyuki Yoshii

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A boronic acid-appended fluorescent receptor was incorporated into self-assembled nanofibers containing a hydrophobic FRET-paired dye to develop a gel-based fluorocolorimetric sensor for polyols. We demonstrated that the gel-based sensor is capable of detecting polyols such as catechol and dopamine not only under semi-wet conditions, but also under dry(More)
Soft materials that exhibit stimuli-responsive behaviour under aqueous conditions (such as supramolecular hydrogels composed of self-assembled nanofibres) have many potential biological applications. However, designing a macroscopic response to structurally complex biochemical stimuli in these materials still remains a challenge. Here we show that(More)
Spatiotemporal control of fluidity inside a soft matrix by external stimuli allows real-time manipulation of nano/micromaterials. In this study, we report a two-photon-responsive peptide-based supramolecular hydrogel, the fluidity of which was dramatically controlled with high spatial resolution (10 μm×10 μm×10 μm). The off-on switching of the Brownian(More)
Fluorescent sensor materials for rapidly and conveniently detecting polyamines in biological fluids are highly desirable for cancer diagnosis. We herein describe the hybridization of a supramolecular hydrogel with a layered inorganic host adsorbing a fluorescent dye which produces a fluorocolorimetric sensor for spermine and spermidine, important biomarkers(More)
Multicomponent supramolecular hydrogels are constructed for sensitive, naked-eye detection of small-molecule biomarkers. A dendritic self-immolative molecule and the corresponding enzyme as a signal amplification system were stably embedded in a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-responsive supramolecular hydrogel (BPmoc-F3), together with other enzymes. The(More)
Self-sorted supramolecular nanofibres-a multicomponent system that consists of several types of fibre, each composed of distinct building units-play a crucial role in complex, well-organized systems with sophisticated functions, such as living cells. Designing and controlling self-sorting events in synthetic materials and understanding their structures and(More)
Supramolecular nanomaterials responsive to specific intracellular proteins should be greatly promising for protein sensing and imaging, controlled drug release or dynamic regulation of cellular processes. However, valid design strategies to create useful probes are poorly developed, particularly for proteins inside living cells as targets. We recently(More)
Generals. Unless stated otherwise, all commercial reagents were used as received. All water used in the experiments refers to ultra pure water obtained from a Millipore system having a specific resistance of 18 MΩ • cm unless otherwise specified. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) was performed on silica gel 60F 254 (Merck). Column chromatography was performed(More)
Hydrogelators are small, self-assembling molecules that form supramolecular nanofiber networks that exhibit unique dynamic properties. Development of supramolecular hydrogels that degrade in response to various biomolecules could potentially be used for applications in areas such as drug delivery and diagnostics. Here we provide a synthetic procedure for(More)
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