Maki Sakaguchi

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Syk family protein-tyrosine kinases are essential components of immunoreceptor signaling in mammalian lymphocytes. The absence of Syk genes from the Caenorhabditis elegans genome suggests that this kinase family is of recent evolutionary origin. Surprisingly, we have found that Hydra vulgaris, a member of the early diverging animal phylum Cnidaria, contains(More)
 In cell lines established from Marek’s disease tumors, several viral transcripts are expressed and among them the products of pp38/pp24 mRNA and 1.8 kb-mRNA have been suggested to be involved in viral oncogenicity. The long inverted repeats of Marek’s Disease virus serotype 1 (MDV1) genome contain closely located transcriptional promoters for(More)
Accumulation of β amyloid (Aβ) peptides to nerve cells should be associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We prepared hybrid liposomes (HL) composed of 90 mol% phospholipids having various charged head groups (cationic L-α-dimyristoyltrimethyl ammonium propane (DMTAP), anionic L-α-dimyristoylphosphatidylserine (DMPS) or zwitterionic(More)
10.1128/AEM.67.1.426-433.2001. 2001, 67(1):426. DOI: Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Yoshikatsu Murooka Hisayo Ono, Mitsuo Yamashita, Yoshinobu Kaneko and Pornpimon Kiatpapan, Hajime Kobayashi, Maki Sakaguchi, Biosynthesis ), Which Are Essential for Fatty Acid accBCDA Acetyl Coenzyme A Carboxylase ( ) and fabH Carrier Protein Synthase III ( -Ketoacyl-Acyl β Genes(More)
The elucidation of the antigenic structure of the envelope proteins of Arteriviridae which includes lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV) will provide further understanding of a mechanism of strict host cell specificity. To analyze the linkage between LDV envelope proteins, M/VP-2 and VP-3, which may play an important role in viral infectivity, we(More)
We constructed five mutated cDNAs encoding human interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) derivatives lacking 19-23 COOH-terminal residues and expressed them in Escherichia coli. All the derivatives were purified to homogeneity. They showed substantially the same order of antiviral activity in vitro as the intact molecule, and behaved as a dimer. The far- and near-UV(More)
A series of 2-nitroimidazole nucleoside analogues has been synthesized as potential radiosensitizers in an effort to reduce neurotoxicity and increase therapeutic efficacy. The 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl and glucothiopyranosyl analogues of 2-nitroimidazole were synthesized by condensation in the presence of stannic chloride and mercuric(More)
Lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV) has a strict species-specificity. Because only a subset of mouse primary macrophages have been identified that can support LDV replication in vitro, the precise molecular mechanism of viral entry and replication remains unclear. To analyze the LDV envelope proteins, which probably mediate viral attachment to the(More)
New 2-nitroimidazole nucleosides have been synthesized as radiosensitizers of hypoxic mammalian cells in an attempt to reduce the neurotoxicity and to increase the therapeutic efficacy of this class of agents. The trimethylsilyl derivative of 2-nitroimidazole was condensed with 1-bromo-2,3,5-tri-O-benzoylarabinofuranose in the presence of mercuric cyanide(More)
We found that the open reading frame of 1053 nucleotides within the short unique sequence of Marek's disease virus (MDV) type1 (MDV1) expresses a 40kDa protein, using a baculovirus vector in insect cells. Mouse antisera against the 40kDa protein reacted with a 40kDa protein in MDV1-infected cells. A cross-reactive polypeptide of 37kDa was also detected in(More)