Tsukasa Takahashi

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Oxidative stress has been implicated in cardiac remodeling (cardiac fibrosis and hypertrophy), which impairs cardiac function and metabolism; therefore, it is anticipated antioxidative compounds will have protective properties against cardiac remodeling. Luteolin (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone), a widely distributed flavonoid found in many herbal extracts(More)
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), an important method used to treat male subfertility, is applied in the transgenic technology of sperm-mediated gene transfer. However, no study has described successful generation of offspring using ICSI in the common marmoset, a small non-human primate used as a model for biomedical translational research. In this(More)
OBJECTIVES To report on the mass outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in an urban area and to discuss current issues regarding the problem of TB in the metropolis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Case studies were mainly carried out. Discussions on the route of infection are based on the results of DNA fingerprinting analysis for M. tuberculosis and on information(More)
BACKGROUND Human hair is one of the essential components that define appearance and is a useful source of samples for non-invasive biomonitoring. We describe a novel application of imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) of hair biomolecules for advanced molecular characterization and a better understanding of hair aging. As a cosmetic and biomedical application,(More)
A rotary actuator type electric active suspension system, adopted for the investigation, enable to control roll, pitch, and bounce. The system allows controlling the vehicle attitude by an inertial input logic while sky-hook logic improves ride comfort. Actual vehicle motion control effects on the driverspsila reaction were investigated. Driverspsila(More)
Testicular sperm can be obtained from patients with non-obstructive azoospermia. However, there is not enough evidence concerning whether fresh or frozen-thawed sperm is better for successful pregnancy. We retrospectively compared initial treatment results of intracytoplasmic sperm injection using fresh and frozen-thawed testicular sperm in our institution.(More)
SUMMARY In OFDM systems, residual inter-block interference can be suppressed by a time-domain equalizer that blindly shortens the effective length of a channel impulse response. To further improve the performance of blind equalizers, we propose a channel shortening method that attempts to maximize the minimum FFT output power over data subcarri-ers.(More)
Continuous-flow nanocatalysis based on metal nanoparticle catalyst-anchored flow reactors has recently provided an excellent platform for effective chemical manufacturing. However, there has been limited progress in porous structure design and recycling systems for metal nanoparticle-anchored flow reactors to create more efficient and sustainable catalytic(More)