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An anti-human interleukin 5 receptor (hIL-5R) humanized immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) and an anti-CD20 chimeric IgG1 produced by rat hybridoma YB2/0 cell lines showed more than 50-fold higher antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) using purified human peripheral blood mononuclear cells as effector than those produced by Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell(More)
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 8, also known as androgen-induced growth factor, was originally isolated from an androgen-dependent mouse mammary Shionogi carcinoma SC-3 cell line, in which it was shown to have androgen-regulated properties. We previously demonstrated that Fgf 8 transcripts were detected in several human prostate and breast cancer cell lines(More)
The Rh blood group antigens are carried by two distinct but homologous membrane proteins encoded by two closely related genes, RCHE and RHD. Rh50 glyco-protein is the membrane protein tightly associated with Rh polypeptides and is critical for expression of Rh antigens. The amino acid sequence and predicted membrane topology of Rh50 glycoprotein are(More)
Peptide hormones and neuropeptides constitute an important class of naturally occurring peptides that are generated from precursor proteins by limited proteolytic processing. An important but unaddressed issue in peptidomics is to pin down novel bioactive peptides in a bulk of peptide sequences provided by tandem mass spectrometry. Here, we describe an(More)
The cyclic moiety of an endothelin antagonist peptide RES-701-1, composed of 10 amino acids with an amide bond between alpha-NH(2) of Gly1 and beta-COOH of Asp9, was coupled to some biologically active peptides aiming to improve their activities and stabilities against proteolytic degradation. Coupling of the cyclic peptide to the N-terminal of(More)
We examined the effects of oral L-hydroxyproline (Hyp) on collagen in the body. After 2 weeks' administration of Hyp (0.5 or 1 g/kg) to F344 male rats, the soluble collagen content of the skin had increased, and the serum concentration of collagen peptides was correlated with the skin content of soluble collagen. This result suggests that oral Hyp augmented(More)
Liposomes are recognized as potentially useful drug carriers but many problems preclude practical medical application. Liposomes bind with serum proteins (opsonization) and are captured by the reticuloendothelial system cells in the liver and spleen, which limits their ability to deliver drugs to other target sites. Modification of lipids with flexible,(More)
Rh blood group antigens are associated with non-glycosylated human erythrocyte membrane proteins encoded by two closely related genes, RHCE and RHD, and with a glycoprotein, a critical co-expressing factor encoded by the RH50 gene. The sequence analysis of RHCE transcripts has revealed that RhE/e and C/c serological phenotypes are associated with a(More)
Neuroendocrine regulatory peptide (NERP)-3, derived from the neurosecretory protein VGF (non-aconymic), is a new biologically active peptide identified through peptidomic analysis of the peptides secreted by an endocrine cell line. Using a specific antibody recognizing the C-terminal region of NERP-3, immunoreactive (ir)-NERP-3 was identified in acid(More)
It has been demonstrated that the phospholipase C-gamma (PLC-gamma) molecule contains within it a phospholipase C inhibitor (PCI) region and that synthetic peptides based on the sequence of this region (PCI peptides) suppress the enzymatic activity of PLC isoforms [Y. Homma and T. Takenawa (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 21884-21889]. In order to improve the(More)