Characterizing rare and low-frequency height-associated variants in the Japanese population 2019:10:02:14:16:25
AbstractHuman height is a representative phenotype to elucidate genetic architecture. However, the majority of large studies have been performed in European population. To investigate the rare and low-frequency variants associated with height, we construct a reference panel (N = ...
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Mysterious increased transition temperature of iron selenide superconductor under high pressure 2016:08:02:15:17:33
Hidden relationship between magnetism and superconductivity unveiledResearchers at the University of Tokyo have shown that the mysterious fourfold increase observed in the superconducting transition temperature, or the temperature at which superconductivity emerges, of iron selen...
August 2, 2016
Discovery may point to new source of superconductivity 2016:07:15:11:15:03
Non-magnetic electronic state and its singularity discovered in iron-based superconductorsA research team, including members from the University of Tokyo, systematically substituted one atom for another in an iron-based superconductor and discovered a new critical point (singular...
July 15, 2016
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Commencement of First-in-Human Clinical Trial for New Molecular Targeting Drug 2016:04:07:22:22:57
TOKYO, Japan (March 22, 2016) –The National Cancer Center, The University of Tokyo, and Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced a collaboration to develop a histone methylation enzyme EZH1/2 dual inhibitor (DS-3201), as a new molecular targeting agent for hematologic malignancy, and the commencement of Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with malignant lymphoma and adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL).
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Discovery of nanoscale dynamics in supersaturation ion networks 2015:12:28:11:27:24
A joint University of Tokyo and Osaka University group used diffracted X-ray tracking to demonstrate that a supersaturated solution, a precursor state to crystal formation, contains local ion networks that show both exited Brownian Motion and extremely small force fields on the femto-Newton scale.
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Visualizing RNAi at work 2015:07:03:9:27:23
University of Tokyo and Kyoto University researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the phenomenon by which the synthesis of a specific protein is inhibited, by real time observation of target RNA cleavage at the single-molecule level.
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Visualizing the bonding properties of liquid boron 2015:05:01:18:03:54
Boron (B) belongs to the group of element situated between metals and insulators in the periodic table. Though the balance between metallic and insulating tendencies could be altered via pressure and temperatures, the question of whether liquid B is metal or not remains controversial and unsolved. We have carried out high resolution Compton scattering measurements on solid and liquid B and interpreted the results in terms of CPMD simulations, and then conclude that semiconducting properties dominates the physical properties of liquid B.
May 1, 2015
Riddle of mimicry of unpalatable butterfly 2015:04:14:9:31:47
Molecular mechanism of Batesian mimicry in Papilio polytesUniversity of Tokyo researchers have revealed the whole genome sequences of two swallowtail butterflies Papilio polytes, the females of which mimic the unpalatable butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae, and Papilio xuthus, wh...
April 14, 2015
Antigen complex single molecule observation with X-rays 2015:02:06:16:59:38
A research group led by Professor Yuji C. Sasaki at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and Associate Professor Haruo Kozono at the Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, successfully observed the three-dimensional (3D) dynamic single-molecule internal motions of a peptide bound to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) for the first time. MHC is an important protein that controls acquired immune response, presenting pathogens that invade the body to immune cells. The group used the SPring-8 BL40XU beamline to discover how MHC binds to pathogen proteins (antigen peptides) and activates the immune system by observing the internal dynamics of single molecules.
February 6, 2015
Key to origin of iron-based superconductors observed 2014:12:12:14:56:27
Unique change of the number of superconducting electrons by electron irradiation The research team of Assistant Professor Yuta Mizukami and Professor Takasada Shibauchi in the Department of Advanced Materials Science at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences...
December 12, 2014
Mechanisms producing diverse coloration patterns in caterpillars 2014:10:17:11:00:39
Single novel gene apontic-like controls patterns It is known that eye spots on the larvae of butterflies and moths (caterpillars) function as aposematic (warning) signals to predators, and that the complex brown patterns on larvae of the ancestral strain of the silkworm camouflag...
October 17, 2014
Observing intramolecular motion of ligand gated ion channel in real time 2014:09:26:15:28:49
Establishment of X-ray technology for allosteric drug designA research group led by Professor Yuji Sasaki (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo) has for the first time succeeded in the real-time visual monitoring in three dimensions of intramolecular moti...
September 26, 2014
Successful Biaxial Time-Sharing Mapping of Intramolecular Motion in Single Protein Molecules 2013:11:12:15:45:25
- Diffracted X-ray tracking (DXT) enables monitoring of complicated tilting and twisting motions of single protein molecules – The University of Tokyo Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) Osaka University Key findings  This research group succeeded in ...
November 12, 2013
Intramolecular Motions of Chaperonin Play Important Role in Protein Repair 2013:09:06:13:13:37
Amazing biomolecular mechanism similar to domino effect A research group led by Prof. Yuji Sasaki (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo), Hiroshi Sekiguchi (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute), and Prof. Masafumi Yohda (The Tokyo University...
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