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Sour Taste Responses in Mice Lacking PKD Channels
Nao Horio,Ryusuke Yoshida,Keiko Yasumatsu,Yuchio Yanagawa,Yoshiro Ishimaru,Hiroaki Matsunami,Yuzo Ninomiya
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020007
Abstract: The polycystic kidney disease-like ion channel PKD2L1 and its associated partner PKD1L3 are potential candidates for sour taste receptors. PKD2L1 is expressed in type III taste cells that respond to sour stimuli and genetic elimination of cells expressing PKD2L1 substantially reduces chorda tympani nerve responses to sour taste stimuli. However, the contribution of PKD2L1 and PKD1L3 to sour taste responses remains unclear.
Numerical Simulation of Interaction between Supersonic Flow and Backward Inclined Jets Surrounded by Porous Cavity  [PDF]
Nao Kuniyoshi, Minoru Yaga
Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics (OJFD) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojfd.2017.73018
Abstract: As one of supersonic mixing techniques, a supersonic mixing technique using a cavity and a porous wall has been proposed. The cavity and the porous wall generate the low speed region in the cavity, which enhances mixing the main flow with the jets. In this study, numerical simulations were conducted to clarify the effects of backward inclined jets on the mixing technique using a porous wall and a cavity. In the numerical simulations, three patterns of jet injections which combined normal jets with backward inclined jets were studied. As a result, the combination of a backward inclined jet and a normal jet generates the suction flow behind the backward inclined jet, which is useful for making the injected jets flow into the cavity. In addition, the introduction of backward inclined jets reduces the total pressure loss. On the other hand, the mass flow rate through the porous holes decreases with increase in the number of the backward inclined jets.
Equilibrium Statistics of Weakly Slip-Linked Gaussian Polymer Chains
Takashi Uneyama,Kazushi Horio
Physics , 2011, DOI: 10.1002/polb.22267
Abstract: We calculate the free energy and the pressure of a weakly slip-linked Gaussian polymer chains. We show that the equilibrium statistics of a slip-linked system is different from one of the corresponding ideal chain system without any constraints by slip-links. It is shown that the pressure of a slip-linked system decreases compared with the ideal system, which implies that slip-linked chains spontaneously form aggregated cluster like compact structures. These are qualitatively consistent with previous theoretical analyses or multi chain simulations. We also show that repulsive potentials between chains, which have been phenomenologically utilized in simulations, can cancel the artificial pressure decrease.
Iterative Multiuser Detection and Decoding with Spatially Coupled Interleaving
Keigo Takeuchi,Shuhei Horio
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: Spatially coupled (SC) interleaving is proposed to improve the performance of iterative multiuser detection and decoding (MUDD) for quasi-static fading multiple-input multiple-output systems. The linear minimum mean-squared error (LMMSE) demodulator is used to reduce the complexity and to avoid error propagation. Furthermore, sliding window MUDD is proposed to circumvent an increase of the decoding latency due to SC interleaving. Theoretical and numerical analyses show that SC interleaving can improve the performance of the iterative LMMSE MUDD for regular low-density parity-check codes.
Simple rules for establishment of effective marine protected areas in the age-structured metapopulation dynamics
Nao Takashina
Quantitative Biology , 2015,
Abstract: The implementation of effective no-take marine reserves or marine protected areas (MPAs) is a central goal of modern fisheries science. Accordingly, a number of studies have been conducted to understand broad rules for the creation of MPAs and have tested the effects of marine reserves for specific regions of interest. However, there still exist many challenges for implementing effective MPAs. Deducing theoretical conditions guaranteeing that the introduction of MPAs will increase fishing yields in age-structured population dynamics is one such challenge. To derive such conditions, a simple mathematical model is developed that follows the metapopulation dynamics of a sedentary species. The obtained results suggest that moderate recruitment success of an individual's eggs is a necessary condition for an MPA plan to increase biomass yields. Furthermore, numerical simulations of the optimal fishing regime with MPAs aiming at maximizing the fishing yields suggest that biomass yields decrease with the fraction of the MPAs. The optimal fishing mortality rate suddenly jumps to a very high value, leading to a sudden decline in the population biomass, to a lower level than in a fishing regime with a constant fishing mortality rate. The decline in the population biomass is never observed in the fishing regime with a constant fishing mortality.
Videografias do cora o: um estudo etnográfico do cateterismo cardíaco
Monteiro Rosana Horio,Velho Léa
História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos , 2000,
A case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type B influenza virus infection  [PDF]
Minako Sato, Eri Tomioka, Jouji Horio, Shotaro Chubachi, Tatsu Matsuzaki, Takeshi Terashima
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2014.31001

A 50-year old woman, without any underlying disease, presented with pneumonia after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified on admission through blood culture and urine antigen tests. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae were present in the sputum culture. Computed tomography showed cavity development in the consolidation areas, typical of staphylococcal pneumonia. The patient was intubated and received mechanical ventilation as respiratory failure progressed. She exhibited improvement following antibiotic therapy. The change in type B influenza virus serum titer confirmed that this was a unique case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type B influenza virus infection.

Anisotropic Mobility Model for Polymers under Shear and its Linear Response Functions
Takashi Uneyama,Kazushi Horio,Hiroshi Watanabe
Physics , 2011, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.061802
Abstract: We propose a simple dynamic model of polymers under shear with an anisotropic mobility tensor. We calculate the shear viscosity, the rheo-dielectric response function, and the parallel relaxation modulus under shear flow deduced from our model. We utilize recently developed linear response theories for nonequilibrium systems to calculate linear response functions. Our results are qualitatively consistent with experimental results. We show that our anisotropic mobility model can reproduce essential dynamical nature of polymers under shear qualitatively. We compare our model with other models or theories such as the convective constraint release model or nonequilibrium linear response theories.
Til Divorce Do Us Part: Divorce, Sex, and State of Residence among Hmong Americans
Nao Xiong,Ger Xiong
Hmong Studies Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2010 were used to analyze the relationship between current marital status (divorced versus married) and sex, and to examine how this relationship varies for the Hmong across states. Women, when adjusted for age groupand state of residence, were not significantly more likely than men to report that they were divorced. Those in Minnesota were almost two times more likely than those in California to report being divorced even after controlling for sex and age group. There was no significantdifference in divorce reporting between Wisconsin and California Hmong. The findings suggest that divorced Hmong women, like divorced women in the United States in general, tend to remain unmarried for a longer period of time than their men counterparts.
A review of Tsudayusurika Sasa, 1985 (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae), with the description of a new species
Masaru Yamamoto,Nao Yamamoto
Fauna Norvegica , 2012, DOI: 10.5324/fn.v31i0.1401
Abstract: Tsudayusurika Sasa, 1985 is reviewed based on material from Taiwan and Japan. This orthocladiine genus is characterized by having a female antenna with 10 flagellomeres and large and rhombic cerci. The male antenna has 13 flagellomeres and the anal point is transparent, short and prominently wide. Tsudayusurika fudosecunda Sasa, the type species of the genus, and T. multiannulata (Tokunaga) are redescribed. A new species, T. suginoi, from Okinawa Island is described and figured as male and female. Kuroyonyusurika Sasa, 1996 is presented as a new junior synonym of Tsudayusurika and the type species K. kuroheius is transferred to this genus and redescribed. Tsudayusurika cladochaita Wang and T. yufunivea (Sasa et Suzuki) are removed from Tsudayusurika and tentatively placed in Bryophaenocladius. doi: 10.5324/fn.v31i0.1401. Published online: 17 October 2012.
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