Izumi Katayama

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The first enzyme in the formation of GDP-L-fucose from GDP-D-mannose, which forms a GDP-4-keto sugar intermediate, was purified to homogeneity from cell extracts of Klebsiella pneumoniae. During purification, the enzyme was found to be highly activated by NADP. It was proven that the pyridine nucleotide coenzyme of the enzyme was NADP, not NAD, which(More)
In contrast to many anuran amphibians, water is not reabsorbed from the urinary bladder in aquatic Xenopus, thereby helping to prevent excessive water influx. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms for this process. In the present study, we have identified urinary bladder-type aquaporin, AQP-x2, in Xenopus laevis by cDNA cloning. The(More)
Bone proteins in alveolar bone of mandibles from young adult rabbits (3-month-old) were extracted with 4.0 M guanidine hydrochloride (GuHCl), followed by 0.5 M ethylenediaminetetraacetate, and again with 4.0 M GuHCl (G2-ext). The proteins in the G2-ext were fractionated on a gel-filtration column, followed by an anion-exchange column in the presence of 7.0(More)
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