Toshihiro Ona

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Detailed quantitative analysis of lignin monomer composition comprising p-coumaryl, coniferyl, and sinapyl alcohol and p-coumaraldehyde, coniferaldehyde, and sinapaldehyde in plant has not been studied from every point mainly because of artifact formation during the lignin isolation procedure, partial loss of the lignin components inherent in the chemical(More)
The occurrence of heart splitting during the crosscutting of logs was discussed in relation to the released strain on Eucalyptus spp. logs. The strains released in the longitudinal and tangential directions were measured by the strain-gauge method and were correlated with the length of the heart split measured on the same logs. There were differences in the(More)
We investigated the feasibility of using several fast-growing tropical or subtropical hardwood species for timber production by measuring key wood qualities in relationship to the high rates of lateral growth. The trees tested were sampled from even-aged plantations of Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis, hybrid Acacia (A. mangium × A. auriculiformis),(More)
A plant hyperpolarization-activating K+ channel, KAT1, is highly selective for K+ over Na+ and is little affected by external Na+, which is crucial to take up K+ effectively in a Na+-containing environment. It has been shown that a mutation at the location (Thr256) preceding the selectivity signature sequence dramatically enhanced the sensitivity of the(More)
 Relationships between cell and pulp properties were investigated by examining the within-tree property variations in Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus globulus. Properties investigated included proportions of ray and axial parenchyma, thickness of cell walls and cell wall percentages. The characteristics of the ray and axial parenchyma (their(More)
We examined the effects of polyphenols on the analysis of lignin by histochemical methods, namely, the Mäule color reaction coupled with microspectrophotometry and ultraviolet microspectrophotometry, in wood of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. globulus. Thin sections and wood meals were extracted with solutions of alkali at different concentrations. The(More)
Quantitative evaluation of anticancer drug efficacy using in vitro cell-based assays is useful for cancer patients, particularly those who show unconventional cancer development. Nevertheless, conventional chemosensitivity testing often requires widely used labeling agents and time-consuming laboratory procedures that provide low reliability. Label-free(More)
Relations between various extracted basic densities and wood chemical components were investigated by their within-tree variations in Eucalyptus globulus for assistance in the prediction of the properties of wood or wood-derived products. Extraneous compounds affect the relations between various basic densities and wood chemical components such as(More)
Relationship between various extracted basic densities and wood chemical components were investigated by their within-tree variations inEucalyptus camaldulensis for assistance in the prediction of the properties of wood or wood derived products. Within-tree variation was not observed for basic density because extraneous compounds masked it. However,(More)
We propose a rapid and label-free quantitative evaluation of anti-cancer drug efficacy in apoptosis using live cancer cells cultured on a sensor chip. The resultant custom-made, high-precision surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor monitors the inner mitochondrial membrane's potential change (DeltaPsi(m)). For trans-membrane anti-cancer drugs to be(More)