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(Total Citations: 1476h-index: 18 (Jun 22, 2024))

Peer-Reviewed Original Papers (原著論文(査読有))



(60) (Submitted)

(59) (Submitted)

(58) Kazuhiro Tatematsu, Shota Yamamoto, Masao Kamimura, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Jun Nakanishi*

"Dynamic cell photo-manipulation technology for the molecular and mechanical regulation analyses of collective cell migration"

Talanta Open 9 (2024) 100319 (DOI: 10.1016/j.talo.2024.100319)


(57) Dora Livkisa, Tzu-Hsin Chang, Thierry Burnouf,* Andreas Czosseck, Nhi Thao Ngoc Le, Gleb Shamrin, Wei-Ting Yeh, Masao Kamimura, David J. Lundy*

"Extracellular vesicles purified from serum-converted human platelet lysates offer strong protection after cardiac ischaemia/reperfusion injury"

Biomaterials 306 (2024) 122502. (DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2024.122502)

(IF: 12.8) (Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(56) 山口 弥希, 尾上 大樹, 松下 裕太郎, 上村 真生*


分析化学  73 (3) (2024) 95-101. (DOI: 10.2116/bunsekikagaku.73.95)


(55) Thi Kim Dung Doan*, Masakazu Umezawa, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga

"Enhancing near-infrared fluorescence intensity and stability of PLGA-b-PEG micelles by introducing Gd-DOTA at the core boundary"

Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials 112 (2024) e35327. (DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.35327)

(IF: 3.2) 



(54) Akino Mori, Masakazu Umezawa*, Kyohei Okubo, Tomonori Kamiya, Masao Kamimura, Naoko Ohtani, Kohei Soga*

"Visualization of hydrocarbon chain length and degree of saturation offatty acids in mouse livers by combining near-infrared hyperspectralimaging and machine learning"

Scientific Reports 13 (2023) 20555. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-47565-z)

(IF: 3.8) (Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(53) Keitaro Kojima, Shunsuke Tomita, Masao Kamimura* 

"Fluorescence Imaging of Nanoparticle Uptake into Liquid-Liquid Phase-Separated Droplets"

ChemPlusChem 88 (2023) e202300207. (DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202300207)

(IF: 3.0) (Cited Times: 1) [OPEN ACCESS]

(52) Thi Kim Dung Doan,* Masakazu Umezawa, Kazuno Ikeda, Kazunobu Ohnuki, Mizuki Akatsuka, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Fujii, Kohei Soga

"The influence of carboxyl group ratios on the design of breast cancer targeting bimodal MR/NIR-II imaging probe from PLGA@Gd-DOTA@PEG micelles conjugating Herceptin"

ACS Applied Bio Materials 6 (2023) 2644–2650 (DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.3c00260)

(IF: 4.6) (Cited Times: 2)


(51) Shinya Sakakibara, Shimaa A. Abdellatef*, Shota Yamamoto, Masao Kamimura, Jun Nakanishi*

"Photoactivatable surfaces resolve the impact of gravity vector on collective cell migratory characteristics"

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 24 (2023) 2206525. (DOI: 10.1080/14686996.2023.2206525)

(IF: 7.4) (Cited Times: 1) [OPEN ACCESS]



(50) Wei-Hsu Chen, Taiki Onoe, Masao Kamimura*

"Noninvasive Near-Infrared Light Triggers the Remote Activation of Thermo-Responsive TRPV1 Channels in Neurons Based on Biodegradable/Photothermal Polymer Micelles"

Nanoscale 14 (2022) 2210-2220 (DOI: 10.1039/D1NR07242K)

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 10) [OPEN ACCESS]


Selected as "Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators".

"Contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2022 issue"

"Themed collection"

(49) Thi Kim Dung Doan,* Masakazu Umezawa, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Fujii, Kohei Soga

"The effect of Gd-DOTA locations within PLGA-b-PEG micelles encapsulated IR-1061 on bimodal over-1000 nm near-infrared fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging"

Biomaterials Science 10 (2022) 6244-6257 (DOI: 10.1039/D2BM01213H) 

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 4) [OPEN ACCESS]

(48) Masakazu Umezawa,* Hisanori Kobayashi, Kotoe Ichihashi, Shota Sekiyama, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Heat Treatment Effects for Controlling Dye Molecular States in the Hydrophobic Core of Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared (NIR-II) Fluorescent Micellar Nanoparticles"

ACS Omega 7 (2022) 5817–5824 (DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c05771)

(IF: 3.7) (Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(47) Thi Kim Dung Doan,* Masakazu Umezawa, Kazunobu Ohnuki, Karina Nigoghossian, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Fujii, Kohei Soga

"The influence of Gd-DOTA ratios conjugating PLGA-PEG micelles encapsulated IR-1061 in bimodal over–1000 nm near–infrared fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging"

Biomaterials Science 10 (2022) 1217-1230 (DOI: 10.1039/D1BM01574E)

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 9) [OPEN ACCESS]

(46) Thi Kim Dung Doan,* Masazaku Umezawa,* Hisanori Kobayashi, Atsushi Oshima, Kazuno Ikeda, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga

"Influence of physiological media on over-1000 nm NIR fluorescent DSPE-PEG micelles for bio-imaging"

Chemistry Letters 51 (2022) 208-211 (DOI: 10.1246/cl.210700)

(IF: 1.4) (Cited Times: 4)

(45) Yuichi Ueya, Masakazu Umezawa,* Yuka Kobayashi, Kotoe Ichihashi, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takashi Matsuda, Eiji Takamoto, Masao Kamimura, and Kohei Soga*

"Effects of Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Blocks Ratio of PEG-b-PLGA on Emission Intensity and Stability of Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescence Dye-Loaded Polymeric Micellar Nanoparticles"

Analytical Sciences 38 (2022) 199-205 (DOI: 10.2116/analsci.21P283)

(IF: 1.8) (Cited Times: 6) [OPEN ACCESS]

(44) Maho Takematsu, Masakazu Umezawa,* Toshihiro Sera, Yuichi Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Kurahashi, Shuta Yamada, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Hideo Yokota, Kohei Soga*

"Influence of the difference in refractive index on the interface of an object and the surrounding in near-infrared fluorescence tomography"

Applied Optics 61 (2022) 638-644. (DOI: 10.1364/AO.445357)

(IF: 1.7) (Cited Times: 2)

(43) Kotoe Ichihashi, Masakazu Umezawa,* Yuichi Ueya, Kyohei Okubo, Eiji Takamoto, Takashi Matsuda, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Effect of Enantiomeric Structure of Hydrophobic Polymer on Encapsulation Properties of the Second Near Infrared (NIR-II) Fluorescent Dye for In Vivo Deep Imaging"

RSC Advances 12 (2022) 1310-1318. (DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08330A)

(IF: 3.9) (Cited Times: 1) [OPEN ACCESS]



(42) Kyohei Okubo*, Takaya Yamada, Hikaru Haraguchi, Masao Kamimura, Masakazu Umezawa, Kohei Soga, 

"Photopolymerization Induced by Upconversion Emission for Poly(pentaerythritol acrylate) Shell Coating on NaYF4 Nanoparticle Surface Toward Ratiometric Optical Thermometry"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology (accepted for publication on Jun 14, 2021)

(IF: 0.4)

(41) Yuichi Ueya, Masakazu Umezawa*, Yuka Kobayashi, Hisanori Kobayashi, Kotoe Ichihashi, Takashi Matsuda, Eiji Takamoto, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*,

"Design of Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescent Polymeric Micellar Nanoparticles by Matching the Solubility Parameter of the Core Polymer and Dye"

ACS Nanoscience Au 1 (2021) 61–68. (DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00010)

(Cited Times: 12) [OPEN ACCESS]

(40) Atsuto Onoda*, Saki Okamoto, Ryuhei Shimizu, Yasser S. El-Sayed, Shiho Watanabe, Shuhei Ogawa, Ryo Abe, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga, Ken Tachibana, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa

"Effect of Carbon Black Nanoparticle on Neonatal Lymphoid Tissues Depending on the Gestational Period of Exposure in Mice"

Frontiers in Toxicology 3 (2021) 700392 (DOI: 10.3389/ftox.2021.700392)

(Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(39) Yuichi Ueya, Masakazu Umezawa*, Eiji Takamoto, Moe Yoshida, Hisanori Kobayashi, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Designing highly emissive over-1000-nm near-infrared fluorescent dye-loaded polystyrene-based nanoparticles for in vivo deep imaging"

RSC Advances 11 (2021) 18930-18937 (DOI: 10.1039/D1RA01040A) 

(IF: 3.9) (Cited Times: 13) [OPEN ACCESS]

(38) Keiko Tezuka, Masakazu Umezawa*, Te-I Liu, Koki Nomura, Kyohei Okubo, Hsin-Cheng Chiu, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Upconversion Luminescent Nanostructure with Ultrasmall Ceramic Nanoparticles Coupled with Rose Bengal for NIR-Induced Photodynamic Therapy"

ACS Applied Bio Materials 4 (2021) 4462–4469 (DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.1c00213)

(IF: 4.6) (Cited Times: 16[OPEN ACCESS]

(37) Akane Mukaida, Rihito Adachi, Yoshitsugu Akiyama*, Masao Kamimura

"Facile Preparation of a Hairpin DNA-Gold Nanoparticle Monoconjugate with a Single-Dye Molecule for a Targetable Molecular Beacon Strategy"

Analytical Sciences 37 (2021) 785-788 (DOI: 10.2116/analsci.20SCN07)

(IF: 1.8) (Cited Times: 1) [OPEN ACCESS]

(36) Kyohei Okubo*, Ryuta Takeda, Shuhei Murayama, Masakazu Umezawa, Masao Kamimura, Kensuke Osada, Ichio Aoki, Kohei Soga

"Size-controlled bimodal in vivo nanoprobes as near-infrared phosphors and positive contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging"

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 22 (2021) 160-172 (DOI: 10.1080/14686996.2021.1887712)

(IF: 7.4)(Cited Times: 18) [OPEN ACCESS] 

Highlighted by Asia Research News.

"Size matters: Bimodal imaging receives nanoparticle enhancement"

(35) Kyohei Okubo*, Yuichi Kitagawa, Naoki Hosokawa, Masakazu Umezawa, Masao Kamimura, Tomonori Kamiya, Naoko Ohtani, Kohei Soga

"Visualization of quantitative lipid distribution in mouse liver through near-infrared hyperspectral imaging"

Biomedical Optics Express 12 (2021) 823. (DOI: 10.1364/BOE.413712) 

(IF: 2.9) (Cited Times: 17) [OPEN ACCESS]


[Press Release]

"Quantitative Detection of Fatty Liver Disease by Assessing Fat Distribution in the Liver"   

(34) Masakazu Umezawa*, Mae Haruki, Moe Yoshida, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Effects of Processing pH on Emission Intensity of Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescence of Dye-Loaded Polymer Micelle with Polystyrene Core"

Analytical Sciences 37 (2021) 485-490 (DOI: 10.2116/analsci.20SCP09)

(IF: 1.8) (Cited Times: 15) [OPEN ACCESS]



(33) Daiki Sato, Toshihiro Takamatsu*, Masakazu Umezawa, Yuichi Kitagawa, Kosuke Maeda, Naoki Hosokawa, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Tomohiro Kadota, Tetsuo Akimoto, Takahiro Kinoshita, Tomonori Yano, Takeshi Kuwata, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Hiroshi Takemura, Hideo Yokota, Kohei Soga

"Distinction of Surgically Resected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor by Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging"

Scientific Reports 10 (2020) 21852 (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-79021-7)

(IF: 3.8) (Cited Times: 28) [OPEN ACCESS]

(32) Karina Nigoghossian*, Tsumugi Miyashita, Asuto Omura, Gil Yeroslabsky, Doan Thi Kim Dung, Kyohei Okubo, Masakazu Umezawa, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga

"Infrared to visible upconversion luminescence of trivalent erbium tetrafluoroborate complexes"

Optical Materials Express 10 (2020) 1749-1766. (DOI: 10.1364/OME.10.001749)

(IF: 2.8) (Cited Times: 9) [OPEN ACCESS]

(31) Masakazu Umezawa*, Toshihiro Sera, Hideo Yokota, Maho Takematsu, Masahiko Morita, Gil Yeroslavsky, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Computed Tomography for In Vivo Deep Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging"

Journal of Biophotonics 13 (2020) e202000071. (DOI: 10.1002/jbio.202000071)

(IF: 2.0) (Cited Times: 10)

(30) Gil Yeroslavsky, Kyohei Okubo*, Masakazu Umezawa, Karina Nigoghossian, Doan Thi Kim Dung, Keiji Miyata, Koki Nomura, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga

"Energy Transfer Between Rare Earth-doped Ceramic Nanoparticles for Gauging Strain and Temperature in Elastic Polymers"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 33 (2020) 129-137. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.33.129)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(29) Gil Yeroslavsky*, Masakazu Umezawa, Kyohei Okubo, Karina Nigoghossian, Doan Thi Kim Dung, Keiji Miyata, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga

"Stabilization of Indocyanine Green Dye in Polymeric Micelles for NIR-II Fluorescence Imaging and Cancer Treatment"

Biomaterials Science 8 (2020) 2245-2254. (DOI: 10.1039/ c9bm02010a)

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 47)



(28) Takumi Chihara, Masakazu Umezawa*, Keiji Miyata, Shota Sekiyama, Naoki Hosokawa, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Biological Deep Temperature Imaging with Fluorescence Lifetime of Rare-Earth-Doped Ceramics Particles in the Second NIR Biological Window"

Scientific Reports 9 (2019) 12806. (10.1038/s41598-019-49291-x)

(IF: 3.8) (Cited Times: 64) [OPEN ACCESS]

(27) Masakazu Umezawa*, Shinsuke Haruguchi, Rihito Fukushima, Shota Sekiyama, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Rapid increase in transparency of biological organs by matching refractive index of media to cell membrane using phosphoric acid"

RSC Advances 9 (2019) 15269-15276. (DOI: 10.1039/C9RA01445D)

(IF: 3.9) (Cited Times: 8) [OPEN ACCESS]

(26) Shota Sekiyama, Masakazu Umezawa*, Yoko Iizumi, Takuji Ube, Toshiya Okazaki, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Delayed Increase in Near-Infrared Fluorescence in Cultured Murine Cancer Cells Labelled with Oxygen-Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes"

Langmuir 35 (2019) 831-837. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03789)

(IF: 3.7) (Cited Times: 27)

(25) Masao Kamimura*, Yuichi Ueya, Eiji Takamoto, Kazuhiro Iso, Moe Yoshida, Masakazu Umezawa, Kohei Soga*

"Fluorescent Polystyrene Latex Nanoparticles for NIR-II in vivo Imaging"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 31 (2019) 93-96. (DOI:10.2494/photopolymer.32.93)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 11) [OPEN ACCESS]

(24) Gil Yeroslavsky*, Masakazu Umezawa, Kyohei Okubo, Karina Nigoghossian, Doan Thi Kim Dung, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Photostabilization of Indocyanine Green Dye by Energy Transfer in Phospholipid-PEG Micelles"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 32 (2019) 115-121. (DOI:10.2494/photopolymer.32.115)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 12) [OPEN ACCESS]



(23) Shota Sekiyama, Masakazu Umezawa*, Shuhei Kuraoka, Takuji Ube, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Temperature Sensing of Deep Abdominal Region in Mice by Using Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Luminescence of Rare-Earth-Doped NaYFNanothermometer"

Scientific Reports 8 (2018) 16979. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-35354-y)

(IF: 3.8) (Cited Times: 67) [OPEN ACCESS]

(22) Yuan-Chung Tsai, Priya Vijayaraghavan, Wen-Hsuan Chiang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Te-I Liu, Ming-Yin Shen, Ayumu Omoto, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*, Hsin-Cheng Chiu*

"Targeted Delivery of Functionalized Upconversion Nanoparticles for Externally Triggered Photothermal/Photodynamic Therapies of Brain Glioblastoma"

Theranostics 8 (2018) 1435-1448. (DOI: 10.7150/thno.22482)

(IF: 12.4) (Cited Times: 174) [OPEN ACCESS]

(21) Laura Wortmann, Satoru Suyari, Takuji Ube, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Tuning the thermal sensitivity of β-NaYF4: Yb3+, Ho3+, Er3+ nanothermometers for optimal temperature sensing in OTN-NIR (NIR II/III) biological window"

Journal of Luminescence 198 (2018) 236-242. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2018.01.049)

(IF: 3.6) (Cited Times: 64)

(20) Gil Yeroslavsky, Masao Kamimura, Ryo Inoue, Yasuo Kogo, Kohei Soga*

"Visualization of Strain in Elastic Silicone Polymers Using Fluorescence Energy Transfer"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 31 (2018) 533-540. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.31.533)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 8) [OPEN ACCESS]


Prior to 2017


(19) Masao Kamimura*, Shoko Takahiro, Moe Yoshida, Yusuke Hashimoto, Rihito Fukushima, Kohei Soga*

"Over-1000 nm Near-Infrared Fluorescent Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles for Deep Tissue in vivo Imaging in the Second Biological Window"

Polymer Journal 49 (2017) 799-803. (DOI: 10.1038/pj.2017.59)

(IF: 2.3) (Cited Times: 49) [OPEN ACCESS]

(18) Masao Kamimura*, Yuto Yano, Shuhei Kuraoka, Satoru Suyari, Takuji Ube, Laura Wortmann, Kohei Soga*

"Near-Infrared to Visible Upconversion Emission Induced Photopolymerization: Polystyrene Shell Coated NaYF4 Nanoparticles for Fluorescence Bioimaging and Nanothermometry"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 30 (2017) 265-270. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.30.265)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 14) [OPEN ACCESS]

(17) Takumi Chihara, Soichiro Fujii, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*

"Green Color Purity Control of Dual-Excitation Upconversion Display by Using Polymer/NaYF4:Er3+ Crystal Transparent Composite"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 30 (2017) 437-443. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.30.437)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(16) Masao Kamimura*, Ayumu Omoto, Hsin-Cheng Chiu, Kohei Soga*

"Enhanced Red Upconversion Emission of NaYF4: Yb3+, Er3+, Mn2+ Nanoparticles for Near-Infrared Induced Photodynamic Therapy and Fluorescence Imaging"

Chemistry Letters 46 (2017) 1076-1078. (DOI: 10.1246/cl.170322)

(IF: 1.4) (Cited Times: 32) [OPEN ACCESS]

(15) Masao Kamimura*, Taiki Matsumoto, Satoru Suyari, Masakazu Umezawa, Kohei Soga*

"Ratiometric Near-Infrared Fluorescence Nanothermometry in the OTN-NIR (NIR II/III) Biological Window Based on Rare-Earth Doped β-NaYF4 Nanoparticles"

Journal of Materials Chemistry B 5 (2017) 1917-1925. (DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00070G)

(IF: 6.1) (Cited Times: 139)

(14) Yoshihisa Shimizu, Masao Kamimura, Shota Yamamoto, Shimaa A. Abdellatef, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Jun Nakanishi*

"Facile Preparation of Photoactivatable Surfaces with Tuned Substrate Adhesiveness"

Analytical Sciences 32 (2016) 1183-1188. (DOI: 10.2116/analsci.32.1183)

(IF: 1.8) (Cited Times:15) [OPEN ACCESS]

(13) Masao Kamimura, Rie Saito, Hiroshi Hyodo, Kosuke Tsuji, Izumi O. Umeda, Hirofumi Fujii, Kohei Soga*

Over-1000 nm Near-infrared Fluorescence and SPECT/CT Dual-modal in vivo Imaging Based on Rare-earth Doped Ceramic Nanophosphors

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 29 (2016) 525-532. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.29.525)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 25) [OPEN ACCESS]

(12) Masao Kamimura, Michiko Sugawara, Shota Yamamoto, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Jun Nakanishi*

"Dynamic control of cell adhesion on a stiffness-tunable substrate for analyzing mechanobiology in collective cell migration"

Biomaterials Science 4 (2016) 933-937. (DOI: 10.1039/c6bm00100a)

(Selected as the front cover)

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 40)

(11) Masao Kamimura, Satoru Suyari, Taiki Matsumoto, Kohei Soga*,

"Surface modification on rare-earth doped ceramic nanophosphors via ligand exchange method"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 28 (2015) 711-713. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.28.711)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 6) [OPEN ACCESS]

(10) Masao Kamimura, Olivia Scheideler, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Shota Yamamoto, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Jun Nakanishi*

"Facile preparation of a photoactivatable surface on a 96-well plate: a versatile and multiplex cell migration assay platform"

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (2015) 14159-14167. (DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01499A)

(IF: 2.9) (Cited Times: 13)

(9) Masao Kamimura, Yukio Nagasaki*

"pH-sensitive polymeric micelles for enhanced intracellular anti-cancer drug delivery"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 26 (2013) 161-164. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.26.161)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 7) [OPEN ACCESS]

(8) Masao Kamimura, Tatsuhiko Furukawa, Shin-ichi Akiyama, Yukio Nagasaki*

"Enhanced intracellular drug delivery of pH-sensitive doxorubicin/poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(4-vinylbenzylphosphonate) nanoparticles in multi-drug resistant human epidermoid KB carcinoma cells"

Biomaterials Science 1 (2013) 361-367. (DOI: 10.1039/C2BM00156J)

(Selected as the back cover)

(The 2nd ranked in "Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles in February, 2013")

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 35)

(7) Masao Kamimura, Jong Oh Kim, Alexander V. Kabanov*, Tatiana K. Bronich*, Yukio Nagasaki*,

"Block Ionomer Complexes of PEG-block-poly(4-vinylbenzylphosphonate) and Cationic Surfactants as Highly Stable, pH-Responsive Drug Delivery System"

Journal of Controlled Release 160 (2012) 486-494. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2012.04.027)

(IF: 10.5) (Cited Times: 63)

(6) Masao Kamimura, Naoki Kanayama, Kimikazu Tokuzen, Kohei Soga, Yukio Nagasaki*,

"Near infrared (1550 nm) in vivo bioimaging based on rare-earth doped ceramic nanophosphors modified with PEG-b-poly(4-vinylbenzylphosphonate)"

Nanoscale 3 (2011) 3705-3713. (DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10466g)

(IF: 5.8) (Cited Times: 112)

(5) Yasushi Kawasaki, Yoshitaka Gotou, Kimikazu Tokuzen, Masao Kamimura, Takashi Komeno, Makoto Tomatsu, Risa Todoroki, Yukio Nagasaki, Kohei Soga, Fumio Tashiro*, 

"Selective tumor imaging by a novel tumor specific aralin-infrared-to-visible phosphor conjugate"

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 191 (2009) 012001-012004.

(Cited Times: 2) [OPEN ACCESS]

(4) Masao Kamimura, Daisuke Miyamoto, Yu Saito, Kohei Soga, Yukio Nagasaki*

"Preparation of PEGylated upconversion nanophosphors with high dispersion stability under physiological conditions for near-infrared bioimaging"

Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, 33 (2008) 795-798.

(Cited Times: 3)

(3) Yu Saito, Kazuaki Shimizu, Masao Kamimura, Hitoshi Furusyo, Kohei Soga, Yukio Nagasaki*

"Plate assay by using UC emission from Y2O3:Er3+ under near infrared excitation"

Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, 33 (2008) 803-806.

(Cited Times: 5)

(2) Masao Kamimura, Daisuke Miyamoto, Yu Saito, Kohei Soga, Yukio Nagasaki*

"Preparation of PEG and protein co-immobilized upconversion nanophosphors as near-infrared biolabeling materials"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 21 (2008) 183-187. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.21.183)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 21) [OPEN ACCESS]

(1) Masao Kamimura, Daisuke Miyamoto, Yu Saito, Kohei Soga, Yukio Nagasaki*

"Design of poly(ethylene glycol)/streptavidin coimmobilized upconversion nanophosphors and their application to fluorescence biolabeling"

Langmuir 24 (2008) 8864-8870. (DOI: 10.1021/la801056c)

(IF: 3.7) (Cited Times: 148)

Peer-Reviewed Review Papers (総説(査読有))

(10) Masao Kamimura

"Recent Progress of Near-Infrared Fluorescence in vivo Bioimaging in the Second and Third Biological Window"

Analytical Sciences 37 (2021) 691-697 (DOI: 10.2116/analsci.20SCR11)

(IF: 1.8) (Cited Times: 22) [OPEN ACCESS]

(9) Doan Thi Kim Dung*, Masakazu Umezawa, Karina Nigoghossian, Gil Yeroslavsky, Kyohei Okubo, Masao Kamimura, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Fujii, Kohei Soga,

"Development of molecular imaging probe for dual NIR/MR imaging"

Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 33 (2020) 117–122. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.33.117)

(IF: 0.4) (Cited Times: 9) [OPEN ACCESS]


(8) Kohei Soga*, Masao Kamimura, Kyohei Okubo, Masakazu Umezawa, Doan Thi Kim Dung, Karina Nigoghossian,

"Near Infrared Biomedical Imaging for Transparency"

Journal of the Imaging Society of Japan, 58 (6) (2019) 602-616. (DOI: 10.11370/isj.58.602) 

(Cited Times: 4)


(7) 上村 真生*

"高分子複合化近赤外蛍光プローブによるin vivoイメージング" 高分子科学・工学のニューウェーブ-2018-

高分子論文集, 75 (2018) 468. (DOI: 10.1295/koron.2018-0017) 

(IF: 0.248) [Japanese]


(6) 曽我公平*, 上村 真生

"OTN 近赤外蛍光バイオイメージングシステムの開発"

生物物理、(2017) 57 (2), 81-84. (DOI: 10.2142/biophys.57.081)

[Japanese] [OPEN ACCESS]


(5) 梅澤 雅和*, 新海 雄介, 小野田 淳人, 武田 健,  上村 真生, 曽我 公平


バイオイメージング, 25 (2016) 22-27.

[Japanese] [OPEN ACCESS]


(4) 竹内 司*, 大谷 敬亨, 上村 真生

"NIR-II波長域を用いたマウス in vivo蛍光イメージングの可能性"

バイオイメージング, 25 (2016) 11-15.

[Japanese] [OPEN ACCESS]


(3) 曽我 公平*, 上村 真生

"第2の生体の窓におけるOTN(over 1000 nm)蛍光バイオイメージング"

JSMI Report, 9 (2016) 12-17.



(2) Masao Kamimura, Yukio Nagasaki*,

"PEGylated ceramic nanophosphors: latest developments and applications"

Hot Topics in Biomaterials, (2014), 90-102, (Doi: 10.4155/ebo.13.390).


(1) 曽我 公平*, 上村 真生, 長崎 幸夫


応用物理, 77 (2008) 1458-1461.

(表紙掲載) [Japanese]



Preprints (プレプリント公開論文(査読前))

(1) Masakazu Umezawa*, Shinsuke Haruguchi, Rihito Fukushima, Shota Sekiyama, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga, 

Rapid clearing of biological organs by using phosphoric acid, a hydrophilic solution with high refractive index

bioRxiv, (2018) (Doi: 10.1101/452425).

(This work is finally published as peer-reviewed paper. (RSC Advances 9 (2019) 15269.))




Non-Peer Reviewed Reviews and Book Chapters (解説・書籍など(査読無))

(22) 上村 真生


バイオマテリアル -生体材料-, 41 (2023) 272-277. [Japanese]


(21) 増田 信之, 佐藤 喜一郎, 大越 克也, 田中 郁夫, 西尾 圭史, 上村 真生, 竹内 謙, 田村 早苗, 秋山 好嗣, 十島二郎, 清水 公徳, 橋本 茂樹, 2021年度基礎工学実験, (2022) 学術図書出版 [Japanese]


(20) 上村 真生


バイオマテリアル -生体材料-, 40 (2022) 18-19. [Japanese]


(19) 増田 信之, 佐藤 喜一郎, 大越 克也, 田中 郁夫, 西尾 圭史, 上村 真生, 竹内 謙, 田村 早苗, 秋山 好嗣, 十島二郎, 清水 公徳, 橋本 茂樹, 2021年度基礎工学実験, (2021) 学術図書出版 [Japanese]


(18) Masao Kamimura, NIR Light Induced Photodynamic Therapy, Transparency in Biology - Making the Invisible Visible, 191-201 (2021) Springer


(17) Masao Kamimura, Semiconductor Quantum Dots for NIR Bioimaging, Transparency in Biology - Making the Invisible Visible, 73-84 (2021) Springer


(16) Masao Kamimura, Organic Dyes for NIR Imaging, Transparency in Biology - Making the Invisible Visible, 57-71 (2021) Springer


(15) 上村 真生, 近赤外蛍光ナノ粒子による温度計測, 月刊細胞, 52 (14) (2020) 24-25 [Japanese]


(14) 上村 真生, 私の研究室 デジタルツールを多用する研究室の様子, 理大科学フォーラム, 37 (8) (2020) 56-57. [Japanese]


(13) 上村 真生, メカノバイオロジー:細胞と力のお話, 理大科学フォーラム, 36 (6) (2019) 34-39. [Japanese]


(12) 上村 真生, 井上 晃, 田村 篤志*, 光を利用したバイオマテリアル設計, バイオマテリアル-生体材料-, 37 (3) (2019) 150-155. [Japanese]


(11) 上村 真生*, 曽我 公平, 近赤外蛍光プローブによる生体内イメージング法の開発, ぶんせき, 3 (2019) 114.


(10) 曽我 公平, 上村 真生, 近赤外蛍光イメージングプローブ、実験医学 増刊 生きてるものは全部観る! イメージングの選び方・使い方100+ (原田慶恵, 永井健治 編), 36 (20) (2018) 178-179.


(9) 上村 真生*, 曽我 公平, 希土類含有セラミックスナノ粒子のがん診断・医療への応用, FC Report, 36 (4), (2018) 157- 160 [Japanese]


(8) 曽我 公平*, 上村 真生, 近近赤外励起バイオフォトニクスのセラノスティックスへの展開, Drug Delivery System (DDS), 33 (3) (2018) 223-231 (Doi: 10.2745/dds.33.223). [Japanese]


(7) 曽我 公平*, 上村 真生, 近赤外光イメージング, 生体の科学, 68 (2017) 398-399. [Japanese]


(6) 上村 真生*, 1000nmを超える近赤外光バイオイメージングのための蛍光ナノプローブの開発, バイオマテリアル-生体材料-, 35 (1) (2017) 24-25. (日韓バイオマテリアル学会若手研究者交流AWARD受賞特集) [Japanese]


(5) 上村 真生, 曽我 公平*, 「第2の生体の窓」の波長域を利用する近赤外蛍光バイオイメージング, 月刊バイオインダストリー, 2017年12月号, 34 (1), 1-7. [Japanese]


(4) 上村 真生*, 曽我 公平, 波長1000 nmを超える近赤外蛍光イメージング, バイオマテリアル-生体材料-, 34 (3) (2016) 184-189. [Japanese]


(3) Masao Kamimura, Yukio Nagasaki*, PEG block copolymer based micelles as drug delivery carrier, Colloid and Interface Science in Pharmaceutical Research and Development, (2014) 285–298 (ISBN:9780444626141)


(2) 上村 真生, 長崎 幸夫*, PEG修飾希土類含有セラミックスナノ粒子による近赤外光バイオイメージング, 未来材料, 12(2)  (2012) 26-32. [Japanese]


(1) 上村 真生, 宮本 大輔, 齋藤 悠, 曽我 公平, 長崎 幸夫*, 特異的分子認識能を有する水中分散安定性の高いアップコンバージョン発光ナノ粒子の調製と評価, バイオイメージング, 17(1) (2008), 14. (表紙掲載) [Japanese]


Department of Medical and Robotic Engineering Design

Faculty of Advanced Engineering 

Tokyo University of Science


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