Junko Hashino

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In order to examine a role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in metastasis, cDNA encoding CEA was introduced into a clone of human colorectal carcinoma SW1222 cells. Western blot analysis revealed that all transfectants express CEA of 180 kDa while the parent clone does not. In the transfectants, the level of CEA expression in clone 3 was higher than that(More)
The role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in metastasis was examined using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells which had been transfected with cDNA encoding CEA. When 2 x 10(6) cells of a clone of CEA-expressing transfectants, designated CHO/CEA, were injected intrasplenically into athymic nude mice, 8 out of 8 mice developed liver metastases. In contrast, a(More)
A sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for human interleukin-5 (hIL-5) using a combination of monoclonal anti-recombinant(r)-hIL-5 antibody and rabbit anti-r-hIL-5 IgG. Detection limit of this assay was estimated to be 7.8 pg/ml, which was about 10,000 times more sensitive than that of the bioassay using BCL1 cells of murine(More)
A new member of the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) superfamily with megakaryocyte maturation activity was purified, and its cDNA was cloned and characterized. The predicted amino acid sequence consisting of 380 residues was unique and was 38% identical to the serpin plasminogen activator inhibitor type 2 (PAI-2). The recombinant factor expressed in(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) against N-domain of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), C249, K348, K1338, and K1444, that inhibit CEA-mediated cell adhesion, did not crossreact with nonspecific cross-reacting antigen (NCA). To determine amino acid sequences involved in the adhesion, epitopes of the MoAbs were mapped with recombinant NCAs carrying CEA-NCA(More)
A monoclonal antibody (mAb) against human tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), designated 3B10, neutralizes biological activity of TNF-alpha, while another anti-TNF-alpha mAb 10F10 does not. In Western blot analysis, both mAbs bound to SDS-denatured TNF-alpha, indicating that the epitopes recognized by the mAbs are sequential but not conformational. To(More)
In order to obtain MoAbs against N-domain or domain III of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), mice have been immunized with a recombinant deleted CEA which was devoid of most of domains I and II. Of the nineteen MoAbs established, ten MoAbs were reactive with the N-domain of CEA, and others recognized the domain III. All Fab fragments of the MoAbs against the(More)
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