Misato Hamachi

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Apoptotic cells are observed in the early developing brain. Apoptosis deficiency is proposed to cause brain overgrowth, but here we show that brain malformations in apoptosis-deficient mutants are due to insufficient brain ventricle expansion as a result of uncompleted cranial neural tube closure. Apoptosis eliminates Fgf8-expressing cells in the anterior(More)
A monoclonal antibody, F3H7, was generated by immunizing mice with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 63-84 of the B*2705 allele of the HLA-B27 antigens. The reactive epitope and the contact residues on the peptide were localized by ELISA using a large panel of overlapping peptides as well as peptides with substituted amino acids. Residues(More)
Ye-3 is an HLA-B27-specific murine monoclonal antibody recognizing the heat-modifiable protein of Enterobacteriaceae. Here we used recombinant hybrid molecules between the HLA-B7 and HLA-B27 antigens to delineate the epitope recognized by Ye-3. Results of these experiments indicated that the segment of HLA-B*2705 spanning residues 77-81 was critical to the(More)
A bacterial outer membrane protein of 35-kDa Mr has been reported to react with several anti-HLA-B27 mAb. Here, we demonstrated that this protein showed the heat-modifiability of the OmpA protein during SDS-PAGE. Further, the protein was not detected in mutants of Escherichia coli in which the expression of the OmpA protein has been suppressed. The protein(More)
In spite of a lack of sequence 'homology' between HLA-B27 and the bacterial OmpA outer membrane proteins, they both react with the Ye-2 monoclonal anti-HLA-B27 antibody. The Ye-2 antibody also reacted positively in ELISA with a synthetic peptide derived from the segment spanning residues 63-84 of B*2705. The critical peptide residues were determined by(More)
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