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Systematic synthesis of low-molecular weight fucoidan derivatives and their effect on cancer cells.
It was demonstrated that one of the type II fucoidan derivatives, 9, effectively reduced the number of viable MCF-7 and HeLa cells in a dose-dependent manner without causing cytotoxicity toward normal WI-38 cells, and that the anti-proliferative activity of 9 was comparable to that offucoidan 2 isolated from Fucus vesiculosus.
New host records of monacanthid fish for three Kudoa spp. (K. septempunctata, K. thyrsites, and K. shiomitsui) prevalent in the olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus), with the description of K.
The recent survey of myxosporean infection in monacanthid fish in natural waters around Japan revealed infection with three kudoid species prevalent in the olive flounder, i.e., K. septempunctata, Kudoa thyrsites, and Kudo a shiomitsui.
Morphological and molecular genetic characterization of two Kudoa spp., K. musculoliquefaciens, and K. pleurogrammi n. sp. (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida), causing myoliquefaction of commercial marine
Molecular genetic characterization of kudoid species with the potential to induce post-mortem myoliquefaction will facilitate the reliable and specific identification of myxosporeans found in either jellied or normal muscles of important commercial fish.
Incidence of three Kudoa spp., K. neothunni, K. hexapunctata, and K. thunni (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida), in Thunnus tunas distributed in the western Pacific Ocean
A new host record of the longtail tuna for K. neothunni and K. hexapunctata is provided and a high prevalence of the seven-SV/PC myxospore morphotype of K. Neoth unni is revealed in this tuna host.
Novel hemagglutinin-binding sulfated oligofucosides and their effect on influenza virus infection.
Among a series of chemically synthesized fucoidan derivatives (1-9), 5 was found for the first time to bind to influenza virus hemagglutinins (HAs) and inhibit hemagglutination activity. In addition,
Genetic characterization of Kudoa iwatai and Kudoa trachuri in commercial marine fish (Platycephalus sp. and Trachurus japonicus) for human consumption
For the first time, the sequencing of the internal’stranscribed”spacer regions of the kudoid species Kudoa iwatai’and Kudoa trachuri are reported here.
Occurrence of Kudoa prunusi and K. lateolabracis (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) in Philippine-Sea Japanese parrotfish (Calotomus japonicus).
This study is the first to sequence a mitochondrial DNA of small and large subunit ribosomal RNA of K. prunusi and K. lateolabracis, which are morphologically and phylogenetically close to a clade of the Kudoa spp.