Koichi Orino

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In 13 lots of the commercial fetal bovine sera, the ferritin levels ranged between 0.8 and 6.0 micrograms/ml. The serum ferritin iron concentration as measured by a quantitative immunoprecipitation technique ranged from 0.16 to 0.96 microgram/ml, and the iron content of ferritin was about 20% regardless of its protein concentration in sera. The percentage(More)
Lower apparent concentrations of ferritin were observed in horse plasma than in serum using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). However, the ferritin concentrations in plasma and serum were increased to the same level on heating the samples at 75 degrees C for 15 min. These results suggest that horse plasma has specific ferritin-binding(More)
The molecular weight of the liver-type subunit (L) of bovine ferritin is much larger than that of the heart-type subunit (H) as determined by SDS-PAGE (L, 20.5 kDa; H, 18.4 kDa). The migration of these two subunits on SDS-PAGE gels, relative to each other, is opposite to that reported for ferritin L and H subunits in other mammalian species (L, 19 kDa; H,(More)
Iron is required for normal cell growth and proliferation. However, excess iron is potentially harmful, as it can catalyse the formation of toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) via Fenton chemistry. For this reason, cells have evolved highly regulated mechanisms for controlling intracellular iron levels. Chief among these is the sequestration of iron in(More)
Oxidative stress is a major factor in inflammatory, malignant and metabolic diseases in domestic and farm animals. Oxidative stress-mediated damage depends on the level of cellular and total body iron status because an excess iron (Fe(2+)) pool produces the most harmful free radicals (hydroxyls) through the Fenton reaction. Ferritin is a ubiquitous and(More)
The effects of horse serum on the immunoassay of horse ferritin were investigated using two sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) systems. In System A, affinity-purified antibody to horse spleen ferritin and its conjugate with alkaline phosphatase were used as the first and second antibodies, respectively. In System B, whole antiserum and its(More)
Human fibrinogen is a metal ion-binding protein, but its mechanism of binding with iron and heme has not been elucidated in detail. In this study, human fibrinogen was immobilized on CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B beads. The fibrinogen beads bound hemin (iron–protoporphyrin IX: PPIX) as well as iron ion released from ferrous ammonium sulfate (FAS) more(More)
We established a homologous sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to measure serum levels of canine ferritin. Our assay uses a rabbit anti-canine heart ferritin polyclonal antibody, and canine heart ferritin as a standard. Serum ferritin concentration in healthy dogs (n=163) was 789 ± 284 ng/ml (mean ± standard deviation), a value higher than(More)
A quantitative ELISA was developed for bovine milk ferritin with an assay limit of 0.16 ng/mL of bovine spleen ferritin. Ferritin-binding activity was detected in bovine milk samples, and this binding activity was inhibited by increasing ionic strength with the addition of 0.5 M (NH4)2SO4. Heat treatment (60 degrees C, 20 min) of bovine milk in the presence(More)
Characterization of ferritins from different species has provided insight into iron regulation mechanisms and evolutionary relationships. Here, we examined chicken liver ferritin, which comprises only H subunit and has 14.8 µg of Fe/100 µg of protein. The chicken H subunit apo homopolymer showed the same iron uptake rate as bovine H subunit homopolymer(More)