3 articles published in JoVE
Preparation of Polyoxometalate-based Photo-responsive Membranes for the Photo-activation of Manganese Oxide Catalysts Akira Yamaguchi1,5, Toshihiro Takashima2, Kazuhito Hashimoto1,6, Ryuhei Nakamura3,4 1Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, 2Clean Energy Research Center, University of Yamanashi, 3Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 4Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 5Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 6National Institute for Materials Science Here, we present a protocol to prepare charge transfer chromophores based on a polyoxometalate/polymer composite membrane.
Zygotic Fluorescence Recovery After Photo-bleaching Analysis for Chromatin Looseness That Allows Full-term Development Masatoshi Ooga1,3, Satoshi Funaya2, Fugaku Aoki2, Teruhiko Wakayama1,3 1Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, University of Yamanashi, 2Department of Integrated Bioscience, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, 3Advanced Biotechnology Center, University of Yamanashi Chromatin looseness appears to be involved in the developmental potential of blastomeres. However, it is not known whether chromatin looseness can be used as a reliable index for the developmental potential for embryos. Here, an experimental system in which chromatin looseness-evaluated zygotes can develop to full term has been described.
Observation of the Ciliary Movement of Choroid Plexus Epithelial Cells Ex Vivo Takafumi Inoue1, Keishi Narita2, Yuta Nonami1, Hideki Nakamura1, Sen Takeda2 1Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 2Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine & Engineering, University of Yamanashi In this study, a detailed light microscopic technique was optimized for real-time observation and analysis of the motion of CPEC cilia ex vivo together with an electron microscopic method for ultrastructural analysis.