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

For an up-to-date list see Google Scholar.

(Total Citations: 460, h-index: 11 (Sep 17, 2019))


(28Takumi 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:4.011)

(27Masakazu 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: 3.049)

(26Shota 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: 3.683) (Cited Times: 1)

(25Masao 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. (IF: 0.934)

(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. (IF: 0.934)

(23Shota 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:4.011) (Cited Times: 6)

(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: 8.063) (Cited Times: 30)

(21) Laura Wortmann, Satoru Suyari, Takuji Ube, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga*,Tuning the thermal sensitivity of β-NaYF4Yb3+, 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: 2.961) (Cited Times: 14)

(20) Gil Yeroslavsky, Masao Kamimura, Ryo Inoue, Yasuo Kogo, Kohei Soga*,Visual Mapping of Strain in Elastic Silicone Polymers Using Fluorescence, Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 31 (2018) 533-540. (DOI: 10.2494/photopolymer.31.533) (IF: 0.934)

(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: 2.639) (Cited Times: 11)

(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: 0.934) (Cited Times: 3)

(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: 0.934)

(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: 1.485) (Cited Times: 14)

(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: 5.047) (Cited Times: 34)

(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: 1.618) (Cited Times: 7)

(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: 0.934) (Cited Times: 13)

(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: 5.251) (Cited Times: 18)

(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: 0.934) (Cited Times: 5)

(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: 3.567) (Cited Times: 6)

(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: 0.934) (Cited Times: 5)

(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 cellsBiomaterials 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: 5.251) (Cited Times: 25)

(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: 7.901) (Cited Times: 53)

(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: 6.97(Cited Times: 62)

(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, 191 (2009) 012001-012004. (Cited Times: 2)

(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.

(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: 6)

(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: 0.934) (Cited Times: 15)

(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: 3.683) (Cited Times: 123)



Peer-Reviewed Review Papers (総説(査読有))

(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: 0.255) [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]

(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, 動物体内におけるナノ粒子の未知なる動態メカニズムと検出技術改善のニーズ, バイオイメージング, 25 (2016) 22-27. [Japanese]

(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]

(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. [Japanese]

(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, 希土類含有セラミックスナノ粒子によるアップコンバージョン現象を利用した近赤外励起バイオイメージング, 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))

(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]