Toshio Mitsui

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We have developed an iso-integral mapping technique that uses magneto-cardiogram (MCG) data to obtain a map as projected total current image on the torso from the heart. We have also investigated the applicability of iso-integral mapping to the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease. We simulated and measured the characteristics of two types of iso-integral(More)
We tried to visualize normal atrial excitatory process by magnetocardiogram (MCG) measured from both anterior chest and back using our newest multi-channel SQUID system. Twenty normal subjects were studied. After measuring the normal (B z) component of the magnetic field, we constructed an isomagnetic and vector arrow map from spatial derivatives of the(More)
Using the intrabronchial orthotopic propagation method, we evaluated the biological characteristics of human adenocarcinoma cell lines in vivo and examined the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and -9 (MMP-9) and their related proteins. Nine human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines, including A549, NCI-H23, NCI-H322, NCI-H358, Calu-3, PC-14,(More)
In our previous model, it was assumed that the two heads of myosin act co-operatively in producing force for the sliding of actin filaments relative to myosin filaments. We eliminate the assumption of co-operativity in the present model, following the conclusion by Harada and co-workers that a co-operative interaction between the two heads of myosin is not(More)
Background: Tangential components to the body surface on magnetocardiography theoretically reflect regional myocardial current sources just below the gradiometer. The usefulness of tangential component mapping on magnetocardiography in determination of regional myocardial abnormalities has not been investigated in children. Methods: Twenty-six children with(More)
Overview: The electrophysical process of a human heart is noninvasively visualized and analyzed by using a multichannel quantum interference device (SQUID) system. By analyzing tangential components of the cardiac magnetic field, we can observe simultaneous activated multiple regions and intracardiac current distribution in the heart. An iso-integral(More)
Muscle contraction mechanism is discussed by reforming the model described in an article by Mitsui (Adv. Biophys. 1999, 36, 107-158). A simple thermodynamic relationship is presented, which indicates that there is an inconsistency in the power stroke model or the swinging lever model. To avoid this difficulty, a new model is proposed. It is assumed that a(More)
Flagellated bacteria swim by rotating helical filaments driven by motors embedded in the cell wall and cytoplasmic membrane. A model is proposed to explain the mechanism of the motor. The protons passing through the channels induce a strong electric field in Mot molecules. This field originates an impulse force to cause the flagellar rotation if the(More)
Most bacteria that swim are propelled by flagellar filaments, which are driven by a rotary motor powered by proton flux. The mechanism of the flagellar motor is discussed by reforming the model proposed by the present authors in 2005. It is shown that the mean strength of Coulomb field produced by a proton passing the channel is very strong in the Mot(More)
Mitsui and Ohshima (2008) criticized the power-stroke model for muscle contraction and proposed a new model. In the new model, about 41% of the myosin heads are bound to actin filaments, and each bound head forms a complex MA(3) with three actin molecules A1, A2 and A3 forming the crossbridge. The complex translates along the actin filament cooperating with(More)