Kazunori Saito

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We propose a novel strategy for determining the elemental composition of organic compounds using the peak ratio of isotopic fine structure observed by high-magnetic field Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS). Using 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate and CTU guanamine as standard organic compounds, isotopic peaks derived(More)
We used four mutants having albino or pale green phenotypes with disrupted nuclear-encoded chloroplast proteins to analyze the regulatory system of metabolites in chloroplast. We performed an integrated analyses of transcriptomes and metabolomes of the four mutants. Transcriptome analysis was carried out using the Agilent Arabidopsis 2 Oligo Microarray, and(More)
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) greatly affects the metabolism of all lipoprotein classes including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), both known to constitute powerful risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). We now report the successful first cloning and characterization of single-chain antibody fragments(More)
The enzymatic (lysozyme, chitinase etc.) digestibility of chitins obtained from squid pen and shrimp shell, and of partially deacetylated chitins (DA-chitins) was investigated. The digestibility of various chitins by the chitinase from Bacillus sp. PI-7S was much higher than that by lysozyme, and beta-chitin was digested more smoothly than alpha-chitin.(More)
In the present study, a high-throughput analytical method for intracellular metabolites using MALDI-MS has been developed. As an analytical tool, the quantitative performance and dynamic range of MALDI-TOF-MS was confirmed to be suitable for characterizing the trends of intracellular metabolism. The technique was tested by investigating the intracellular(More)
Complexes of microcystins (MCs) and metal ions were detected with mass spectrometry. To observe the MCs-metals complexes, CryoSpray ionization ion source was developed and it was equipped on a commercial Fourier transform ion resonance mass spectrometer. Mixtures of two MCs and five metals were applied to Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass(More)
Although understanding the high-resolution spatial distribution of bioactive small molecules is indispensable for elucidating their biological or pharmacological effects, there has been no analytical technique that can easily detect the naïve molecular localization in mammalian tissues. We herein present a novel in situ label-free imaging technique for(More)
In mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics studies, reference-free identification of metabolites is still a challenging issue. Previously, we demonstrated that the elemental composition (EC) of metabolites could be unambiguously determined using isotopic fine structure, observed by ultrahigh resolution MS, which provided the relative isotopic abundance(More)
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