Toshio Moriya

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Mitsugumin 23 (MG23) is a 23 kDa transmembrane protein localized to the sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear membranes in a wide variety of cells. Although the characteristics imply the participation in a fundamental function in intracellular membrane systems, the physiological role of MG23 is unknown. Here we report the biochemical and(More)
We introduce a new environment to make and play interactive contents with more than video game quality. The system consists of a projector array, a viewer and an editor for the special contents. The projector array projects multiple digital images seamlessly both in time and space, thus a very high quality video projection system. The viewer features a(More)
We present a method of surface reconstruction from high-density scatter points P = {p1, p2, ..., pN} without a normal vector in R 3. This method first sets a uniform grid and deforms each cell of the grid by fitting the vertex of each cell to the nearest of the input points. It then constructs triangles according to the pattern of the vertices's state in(More)
We describe the geometrical properties of solid's shadows projected onto a flat plane by point-light sources. Even though the shape and position of each element are arbitrary and unknown, we indicate that there exists a certain constraint between three shadows on the plane; i.e., three cross points determined by pairs of tangential lines must sit on a(More)
Membrane proteins play important roles in cell functions such as neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and hormone secretion, but their structures are mostly undetermined. Several techniques have been developed to elucidate the structure of macromolecules; X-ray or electron crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and high-resolution(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) protein structures facilitate the understanding of their biological functions and provide valuable information for developing medicines. Single-particle analysis (SPA) from electron microscopy (EM) is a structure determination method suitable for macromolecules. To achieve a high resolution using combinations of several SPA software(More)
The Sec translocon facilitates transportation of newly synthesized polypeptides from the cytoplasm to the lumen/periplasm across the phospholipid membrane. Although the polypeptide-conducting machinery is formed by the SecYEG-SecA complex in bacteria, its transportation efficiency is markedly enhanced by SecDF. A previous study suggested that SecDF assumes(More)