Yuhei Harada

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Multielectrode recordings were used to identify and measure the axonal inputs to each end plate on contiguous surface fibers covering about 25% of the Xenopus pectoralis muscle in mature and developing animals. The mature innervation pattern was remarkably precise. Individual axons tended to innervate fibers of similar input resistance (R(in)) in compact(More)
A taste sensor using lipid-polymer membranes has been developed to evaluate the taste of foods, beverages and medicines. The response of the taste sensor, measured as a change in the membrane potential caused by adsorption (CPA), corresponds to the aftertaste felt by humans. The relationships between the CPA value and the amount of adsorbed taste(More)
We investigated the motor unit organization and precision of reinnervation in the Xenopus pectoralis muscle following different manipulations, including crush or section of the posterior pectoralis nerve, foreign nerve innervation, and crush coupled with activity modulation or block. Most fibers have two neuromuscular junctions, and multielectrode(More)
A taste sensor that uses lipid/polymer membranes can evaluate aftertastes felt by humans using Change in membrane Potential caused by Adsorption (CPA) measurements. The sensor membrane for evaluating bitterness, which is caused by acidic bitter substances such as iso-alpha acid contained in beer, needs an immersion process in monosodium glutamate (MSG)(More)
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