Masamiti Tatibana

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The insulin receptor has an intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity that is essential for signal transduction. A mutant insulin receptor gene lacking almost the entire kinase domain has been identified in an individual with type A insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans. Insulin binding to the erythrocytes or cultured fibroblasts from this individual was(More)
Messenger RNA of rat ornithine carbamoyltransferase (EC, a mitochondrial matrix enzyme, was enriched by immunoprecipitation of rat liver free polysomes, and recombinant plasmids were prepared from the enriched mRNA by a vector-primer method. The cDNA clones for ornithine carbamoyltransferase were identified by hybrid-arrested translation and(More)
Total RNA or poly(A)(+) RNA of rat liver was translated in a rabbit reticulocyte or wheat germ protein-synthesizing system and the carbamyl phosphate synthetase I [carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (ammonia); carbon dioxide: ammonia ligase (ADP-forming, carbamate-phosphorylating), EC] synthesized was isolated by indirect immunoprecipitation by using(More)
The insulin-receptor genes from a 16-year-old girl with type A insulin resistance, who presented with fasting hyperinsulinaemia, acanthosis nigricans, and reduced insulin binding, and from her family were examined. One allele of her insulin-receptor gene inherited from her mother contained a 1.2 kb deletion arising from a recombination between two Alu(More)
N-Acetylglutamate synthetase was purified 33,000-fold to apparent homogeneity from the matrix fraction of rat liver mitochondria. The purification procedure involved treatment of mitochondria with digitonin, ammonium sulfate fractionation, ion exchange chromatography, hydrophobic chromatography, Affi-Gel blue chromatography, acetylglutaminyl Bio-Gel(More)
Three peroxisomal enzymes of beta-oxidation from rat liver were synthesized in a cell-free protein-synthesizing system derived from a lysate of rabbit reticulocytes. The in vitro products of acyl-CoA oxidase (EC and a bifunctional protein containing enoyl-CoA hydratase (EC and 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (EC activities were(More)