Katsuhiko Shimada

Sachiko Aono1
Jun'ichi Sakamaki1
1Sachiko Aono
1Jun'ichi Sakamaki
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Neuroglycan C (NGC), a brain-specific transmembrane proteoglycan, is thought to bear not only chondroitin sulfate but also N- and O-linked oligosaccharides on its core protein. In this study, we isolated and purified NGC from rat brains at various developmental stages by immunoaffinity column chromatography or by immunoprecipitation, and examined the(More)
We examined the capacity of tropomyosin molecules regulating the sliding movement of actin filaments on myosin molecules in the presence of ATP molecules to be hydrolyzed. For this objective, we prepared tropomyosin molecules modified to be a little bit stiffer compared to the intact ones by applying a fixed cross-linker between a pair of twisted(More)
An ATP-activated actin filament sliding on myosin molecules exhibited mechanical distortions or fluctuations both longitudinally and transversally along the filament. Although actin filaments exhibited a uniform sliding movement longitudinally as the ATP concentration increased, the longitudinal fluctuations were found to vary their magnitude with the(More)
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