T2R2 Open-Access Full-Text Files Surpass 4,000 Mark!

16 October 2015

  The number of open full-text files has exceeded 4,000!

    The number of T2R2 full-text files accessible to the public exceeded 4,000 on July 13, 2015, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the researchers whose contributions have helped Tokyo Tech to achieve this milestone. The T2R2 system will continue facilitating the dissemination of research being carried out at Tokyo Tech. We appreciate your continuing use of the T2R2 system and your cooperation in data input and file registration.

   Associate Professor Gen-ichi Konishi registers the 4,000th file in T2R2!
    The 4,000th paper registered in the T2R2 was published by Associate Professor Gen-ichi Konishi of the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Graduate School of Science and Engineering. Konishi has made his paper open access by using the “Gold for Gold” initiative* introduced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This means the paper registered in the T2R2 system is the version actually published in RSC’s online journal.
    The “Gold for Gold” initiative entitles institutions that subscribe to RSC Gold, a collection of online journals, to a certain amount of voucher codes. With a voucher code, researchers from institutions can publish their articles open access, without paying the Article Processing Charge.

    Novel pyrene-based two-photon active fluorescent dye efficiently excited and emitting in the ‘tissue optical window (650–1100 nm)’
    Author: Yosuke Niko, Hiroki Moritomo, Hiroyuki Sugihara, Yasutaka Suzuki, Jun Kawamata and Gen-ichi Konishi
    Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry B
    Vol. 3 No. 2 pp. 184–190

    • Please give a summary of your paper.
      Two-photon fluorescence microscopy (TPFM) has received considerable attention as an advanced optical technique, especially in the biomedical field, because it can provide both in vivo and in vitro three-dimensional (3D) images deep within the samples of interest. The usability of this technique strongly depends on the performance of the probe molecules. We succeeded in synthesizing a new fluorescent dye, which exhibited outstanding properties such as bright fluorescence and a large two-photon absorption cross-section in the tissue optical window (650-1100 nm). In living mitochondria, PY provided more sensitive microscopic images than current dyes and showed great potential to be a building block of TP active fluorescent probes for the 1050 nm fiber laser.

    • Who are the readers being targeted by this publication?
      In addition to researchers in chemical biology, medical science and chemistry, I hope it will be read by researchers and students in other fields.

    • What research are you planning in the future?
      The team is currently focusing on the use of PY for not only in vitro cell imaging but also in vivo deep tissue imaging, using the 1050 nm fiber laser. In order to realize early detection for cancer and other pathological condition, this technique can be applied to TPFM endoscope.

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