Hirohumi Uchiyama

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The erythroid differentiation capacity of the HPLC-purified mesoderm- and endoderm-inducing vegetalizing factor from chicken embryos and of recombinant erythroid differentiation factor (EDF = activin A), an evolutionary highly conserved member of the TGF-beta protein superfamily have been compared. Both factors stimulate the synthesis of hemoglobin in(More)
An antibody against the Xenopus activin/inhibin beta(B) subunit (94-107) was raised in a rabbit. Using this antibody, the distribution of activin/inhibin beta(B) immunoreactivity in the pituitary of adult X. laevis was studied. Beta(B) immunoreactivity was detected in gonadotrophs, thyrotrophs, and somatotrophs under light microscopy. Electron microscopy(More)
β-(1→3)-D-glucans with β-(1→6)-glycosidic linked branches produced by mushrooms, yeast and fungi are known to be an immune activation agent, and are used in anti-cancer drugs or health-promoting foods. In this report, we demonstrate that oral administration of Aureobasidium pullulans-cultured fluid (AP-CF) enriched with the β-(1→3),(1→6)-D-glucan exhibits(More)
Galectins are a family of lectins that recognize beta-D-galactosides independently of calcium ions, and are widely distributed in animals. To characterize a galectin previously purified from oocytes of Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), we studied its distribution and localization in several tissues from this frog. Hemagglutination assay and western(More)
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