K. Haino-Fukushima

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A group of structurally related proteins, referred to as '30K proteins', accumulate in a stage-dependent fashion in the larval hemolymph of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. To investigate the regulatory mechanisms of the 30K protein biosynthesis in the fat body, mRNA sequences coding for these plasma proteins were cloned and their structures and expression during(More)
The androgenic gland hormone (AGH) was purified from the male reproductive organs, including the androgenic glands, of Armadillidium vulgare by pH adjustment, ammonium sulfate precipitation, gel filtration, ion-exchange chromatography, and three kinds of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). AGH consisted of two molecular forms, AGH I and AGH II.(More)
Thin pili of the closely related IncI1 plasmids ColIb-P9 and R64 are required only for liquid mating and belong to the type IV family of pili. They were sedimented by ultracentrifugation from culture medium in which Escherichia coli cells harboring ColIb-P9- or R64-derived plasmids had been grown, and then the pili were purified by CsCl density gradient(More)
Ovulation responses of Drosophila biarmipes females to an injection of methanolic extract from conspecific males vary with the strains of females. This strain difference seems to be controlled by a small number of autosomal genes, with low responsiveness being recessive. Strangely, all D. biarmipes strains show a high level of ovulation after mating. We(More)
The vitelline coat lysin of a top shell, Tegula pfeifferi, is a single polypeptide consisting of 118 amino acid residues and having a relative molecular mass of 13800. The complete amino acid sequence of the vitelline coat lysin was determined by the analyses of five peptides obtained by cyanogen bromide degradation and three fragments obtained by(More)
During the course of purifying the androgenic gland hormone of the terrestrial isopod, Armadillidium vulgare, that induces post-embryonic sex differentiation, four structurally related peptides were obtained and their structures determined by a combination of microsequence and mass spectral analyses. These peptides were found to exist speciffically in the(More)
p34cdc2 kinase-phosphorylation sites in the microtubule (MT)-binding region of MAP4 were determined by peptide sequence of phosphorylated MTB3, a fragment containing the carboxy-terminal half of human MAP4. In addition to two phosphopeptides containing Ser696 and Ser787 which were previously indicated to be in vivo phosphorylation sites, two novel(More)
Two proteins of molecular weights 20,000 (20K) and 15,500 (15.5K) are the major soluble substances released from the acrosomal vesicle of the abalone, Haliotis discus, spermatozoon. A crude preparation of them has been shown to possess lytic activity on the oocyte vitelline coat (VC). To elucidate the role(s) of each acrosomal protein (AP) in VC lysis,(More)