Chikaaki Mizuno

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Trehalase from the bean-shaped accessory glands of the male mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, was purified by acid treatment, with subsequent chromatography on columns of DEAE-cellulofine and Sephacryl S-300. The molecular masses of the native and the denatured forms were estimated to be 43 and 62 kDa by gel filtration and SDS-PAGE, respectively, an(More)
Tyrosinase in a melanosome is known to be inactivated during melanin formation in vivo, and a similar inactivation was observed in vitro when melanosomes isolated from Harding Passey mouse melanoma were incubated with dopa. Tyrosinase, whether particle bound or in soluble form, was inactivated during the dopa-tyrosinase reaction and the reduction rate of(More)
Ethanol precipitate (70-95%) of the water extract of mouse melanoma (ME) contains suppressors for melanocyte cell division. A fraction which had preferential melanocyte cell line suppressor activity (ME IV2) was shown to inhibit protein synthesis by cell-free systems and RNA synthesis by isolated nuclei of rat liver. The separation and some characterization(More)
1. The HCl-methanol (HCl-MeOH) soluble fraction from the puparial cuticle of yellow, black and ebony of D. melanogaster was hydrolyzed in hydrochloric acid and examined for beta-alanine, ketocatechol, and acetic acid. 2. Between beta-alanine and ketocatechol and between beta-alanine and acetic acid, a quantitatively inverse relationship was found,(More)
The interaction between metal ions and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by using a piezoelectric quartz crystal (PQC) arranged in the electrode-separated configuration. A silanized surface of the PQC was coated with a BSA membrane via a coupling reaction with glutaraldehyde. The frequency shifts obtained from PQC coated with a BSA membrane suggested(More)
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