Masako Misawa

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Nonspecific cross-reacting antigen (NCA) immunoreactivity was localized in normal and neoplastic human tissues using a monoclonal antibody to 55, 90 and 95 kDa molecules of NCA. This was compared to the localization of immunoreactive carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as demonstrated by polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. In frozen sections, CEA was localized(More)
The αGal (Galα1-3Gal) epitope is a xenoantigen that is responsible for hyperacute rejection in xenotransplantation. This epitope is expressed on the cell surface in the cells of all mammals except humans and Old World monkeys. It can be digested by the enzyme endo-β-galactosidase C (EndoGalC), which is derived from Clostridium perfringens. Previously, we(More)
Transgenic (TG) mice that have systemically expressed endo-beta-galactosidase C (EndoGalC) have rough and flaky skin. This skin phenotype is detectable around 5 days postnatal and becomes obscure by 2 weeks after birth. Their epidermis is thickened but the dermis and hair follicles are normal in structure. EndoGalC, which removes the terminal Galalpha1-3Gal(More)
The alphaGal epitope (Galalpha1-3Gal) is a sugar structure expressed on the cell surface of almost all organisms except humans and old-world-monkeys, which express natural anti-alphaGal antibodies. The presence of these antibodies elicits a hyper acute rejection (HAR) upon xenotransplantation of cellular materials, such as from pigs to human beings.(More)
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