Yumiko Suzuki

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We present a high-speed planning method with compact precomputed search trees using a new pruning method and evaluate the effectiveness and the efficiency of our precomputation planning. Its speed is faster than an A* planner in maps in which the obstacle rate is the same as indoor environments. Precomputed search trees are one way of reducing planning(More)
BACKGROUND Nonpathogenic Escherichia coli strain Nissle1917 has been used as a probiotics in human inflammatory bowel disease; however, there are few reports examining its therapeutic effect on animal colitis models, and its therapeutic mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the therapeutic effect and mechanism of Nissle1917 using(More)
The biosynthesis of S-(3-hexan-1-ol)-glutathione (3MH-S-glut) and S-(3-hexan-l-ol)-L-cysteine (3MH-S-cys), which act as flavour precursors in wines, in Vitis vinifera grapes exposed to various environmental stress conditions is reported here. Ultraviolet (UV-C) irradiation, water deficit, and biological stimulation up-regulated 3MH-S-glut and 3MH-S-cys(More)
Transformation of gypsum model fabricated by three-dimensional printing (3DP) into hydroxyapatite (HA) by treating in ammonium phosphate solution is possible. However, 3DP powder supplied by the manufacturer contains unknown additives which may be questionable for biomaterials. Accordingly, pure plaster of Paris (POP) powder was used for fabrication in the(More)
A high-performance anion-exchange liquid chromatograph coupled to visible-range (370 nm) and UV (280 nm) detectors and an atomic-absorption spectrometer allowed the rapid determination of CrVI and/or complexes of CrIII in rat plasma, erythrocyte lysate and liver supernatant treated with CrVI or CrIII in vitro. CrVI in the eluates was determined using both(More)
We studied smooth path planning using predesigned steering sets including three trajectory types. Path planning with a steering set is used to generate trajectories with smooth changes in direction. To put our path planning to practical use in dynamic environments, it needs to detect the movement of humans and to avoid moving humans. It is important that(More)
Activity-guided fractionations of leaf extracts from Laurus nobilis L. led to the isolation of a known sesquiterpene lactone, deacetyl laurenobiolide (1). Compound 1 showed antimicrobial activity against periopathic pathogens (Actinomyces viscosus, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans), opportunistic(More)
This paper describes a new path planning method for car-like robots using predesigned steering sets including three trajectory types: straight, right and left. A trajectory using a zigzagged path planned by grid-based shortest path search (A* method or Dijkstra) is not suitable for car-like robots. Path planning with steering sets is used to generate(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary chronic glomerulonephritis; however, its precise initiating pathogenesis remains unclear. Streptococcus mutans is a major pathogen of human dental caries. S. mutans strains with the cnm gene encoding Cnm, a collagen-binding protein, have been reported to contribute to the development of systemic diseases.(More)