Yoshitomo Kashiwagi

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We recently reported that para-nonylphenol, an environmental chemical, induced hydroxyl radical (*OH) formation in rat striatum. In this study we examined the antioxidant effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (captopril or enalaprilat) on para-nonylphenol (nonylphenol) and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+))-induced hydroxyl radical (*OH)(More)
Insulin-containing microcapsules were prepared by a layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and polyanions, such as poly(styrenesulfonate) (PSS), poly(vinyl sulfate) (PVS), and dextran sulfate (DS) on insulin-containing calcium carbonate (CaCO3) microparticles. The CaCO3 core was dissolved in diluted HCl solution to obtain(More)
Danthron is an important natural occurring component in laxative drugs. In this paper, electrochemical investigation of danthron and its interaction with DNA is reported. Via the electrochemical approach assisted by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, we have proved that danthron intercalates into DNA strands forming some nonelectroactive complexes,(More)
Cellulase produced by fungus Trichoderma viride was immobilized on agarose beads (Sepharose 4B) activated by cyanogen bromide and also on activated agarose beads that contained spacer arm (activated CH-Sepharose 4B and Affi-Gel 15). The CMCase activity retained by immobilized cellulase on activated Sepharose containing the spacer tended to be higher than(More)
Thin poly (acrylic acid) (PAA)-coated graphite felt (GF) is a promising electrode material for preparative organic electrosynthesis, because the electrode is not only stable and durable but also can be modified with various mediators and enzymes in the PAA layer. The TEMPO-modified GF electrode for electrocatalytic oxidation of several types of organic(More)
[reaction: see text] Electroreductive tandem cyclization of 4-allyl-4-(2-bromoprop-2-en-1-yl)cyclohex-2-en-1-one to tricyclo[,6)]undecan-4-one has been demonstrated. This protocol represents an attractive alternative to conventional tandem radical cyclization.
The surface of a gold (Au) disk electrode was modified with a self-assembled monolayer consisting of phenylboronic acid moiety to fabricate a voltammetric sensor sensitive to sugars. The modified Au electrode exhibited a voltammetric response to sugars in the presence of Fe(CN)6(3-) ion in the sample solution at neutral pH. The peak current of the cyclic(More)
Ligustrazine is one of the active ingredients contained in Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Umbelliferae), which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular problems. In this work, the electrochemistry of Ligustrazine hydrochloride (LZC) and its determination are investigated. The detection limit is estimated to be 8.0 x(More)
Sinapine (O-sinapoyl choline) is a crucial component, with much medicinal value, of many dietary and medicinal plants. It has been found that sinapine gives an electrochemical response at a pyrolytic graphite electrode. The electrochemical properties of sinapine have been investigated. The peak current in the cyclic voltammogram is linear in the(More)
Fruiting bodies were induced from mycelium regenerated from Pleurotus ostreatus protoplasts. Mycelia originated from protoplasts conformed to parental strain mycelia in morphology. Six strains selected at random from the dikaryotic regenerants were able to form normal fruiting bodies, yielding 18% more than the parent.