Hirokazu Kawagishi

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An N-acetylgalactosamine-specific lectin (GFL) was isolated from Grifola frondosa fruiting bodies by affinity chromatographies on acid-treated Sepharose CL-4B and then GalNAc-Toyopearl. The isolated lectin agglutinated all types of erythrocytes equally. Molecular masses estimated by gel filtration under various buffers and matrices varied from 30 to 52 kDa.(More)
Fucα1-6 oligosaccharide has a variety of biological functions and serves as a biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma because of the elevated presence of fucosylated α-fetoprotein (AFP) in this type of cancer. In this study we purified a novel Fucα1-6-specific lectin from the mushroom Pholiota squarrosa by ion-exchange chromatography and affinity(More)
Some polysaccharide-containing materials were successively extracted from the fruiting bodies of Agaricus blazei with aqueous ammonium oxalate and sodium hydroxide, fractionated, and assayed for antitumor activity. From chemical analyses and n.m.r. data, it was concluded that the most active fraction, FIII-2-b, was comprised of protein and a(More)
Aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1) ) is a potent mycotoxin with mutagenic, carcinogenic, teratogenic, hepatotoxic, and immunosuppressive properties. In order to develop a bioremediation system for AFB(1) -contaminated foods by white-rot fungi or ligninolytic enzymes, AFB(1) was treated with manganese peroxidase (MnP) from the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida(More)
This study examines the effects of pig follicular fluid on the maturation of pig oocytes and on their subsequent fertilizing and developmental capacity in vitro. The addition of pig follicular fluid or its fractions obtained by ultrafiltration, gel filtration and ion-exchange chromatography to maturation medium significantly increased the rates of nuclear(More)
A lectin was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Pholiota aurivella by preparative PAGE and named PAA (Pholiota aurivella agglutinin). PAA was a polymeric protein of more than several hundred kDa consisting of 18-kDa subunits. The amino acids were sequenced from the N-terminus of the lectin; they were YSVTTPNSVKGGTNQG. PAA agglutinated human erythrocytes(More)
A lectin, PPL, was purified from the mushroom Pleurocybella porrigens. The results of SDS-PAGE, gel filtration, and MALDI-TOF-mass of PPL indicated that its molecular mass was 56 kDa, and it was composed of four 14 kDa subunits with no disulfide bonds. In hemagglutination inhibition assay, PPL exhibited the strongest binding specificity toward GalNAc among(More)
A lectin was purified from the mushroom Hygrophorus russula by affinity chromatography on a Sephadex G-50 column and BioAssist S cation exchange chromatography and designated H. russula lectin (HRL). The results of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyaclylamidegel electrophoresis, gel filtration and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass(More)
Methylhydroquinone is an intermediate in the degradation of fenitrothion by Burkholderia sp. NF100. The catabolic gene (mhq) for methylhydroquinone degradation encoded on the plasmid pNF1 in the strain was cloned and sequenced. The mhq clone contained two ORFs, mhqA and mhqB, of which the deduced amino acid sequence shared significant homology with(More)