N-H Choi-Miura

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The amyloid fibrils deposited in Alzheimer's neuritic plaque cores and cerebral blood vessels are mainly composed of aggregated forms of a unique peptide, 39-42 amino acids long, named amyloid beta (A beta). A similar, although soluble, A beta ('sA beta') has been identified in cerebrospinal fluid, plasma and cell supernatants, indicating that it is(More)
Microsatellite 15 TKY System was characterized for parentage verification of horse registry. The Microsatellite 15 TKY System was constructed by using 15 microsatellites, TKY279, TKY287, TKY294, TKY297, TKY301, TKY312, TKY321, TKY325, TKY333, TKY337, TKY341, TKY343, TKY344, TKY374, and TKY394, to provide stringent PCR-based microsatellite typing(More)
By use of its affinity to gelatin-Cellulofine, a novel protein, GBP28 (gelatin-binding protein of 28 kDa), was obtained from human plasma. GBP28 bound to gelatin-Cellulofine could be eluted with 1 M NaCl. By analysis of its amino-terminal amino acid sequences and the peptides obtained by protease digestion, GBP28 was identified as a novel protein. After(More)
The distribution of apolipoprotein E (apo E) and apolipoprotein J (apo J) was investigated immunocytochemically in rats at various time intervals after 10 min global cerebral ischemia (GCI) induced by cardiac arrest. Strong apo E and weaker apo J immunoreactivity was found extracellularly in multiple deposits located close to the microvessels. These(More)
A novel hyaluronan-binding protein (PHBP) was purified from human plasma by affinity chromatography on hyaluronan-conjugated Sepharose. The contaminating IgM and albumin in the partially purified preparation were removed with anti-IgG antibody-conjugated Sepharose and anti-albumin antibody-conjugated Sepharose, respectively, and no other contaminant was(More)
The cattle pathogen Trypanosoma brucei brucei is morphologically indistinguishable from the human pathogens T.b. rhodesiense and T.b. gambiense. However, unlike the human pathogens, T.b. brucei is lysed by normal human serum (NHS). The trypanolytic factor in NHS co-purifies with high-density lipoproteins (HDL), but its precise nature is unknown. Using a new(More)
The link between the immunolocalization of apolipoproteins E (apo E) and J (apo J) and the different severity of beta-amyloid deposition in various areas of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Down's syndrome (DS) brain was analyzed. Both apolipoproteins were found in all types of senile plaques (SPs) in the cerebral cortex, which is early and severely involved in(More)
We performed efficient cloning and genotyping methods for isolation of a large number of polymorphic microsatellites. The methods contain the time-efficient cloning method of constructing microsatellite-enriched libraries and the economic genotyping method of fluorescent labeling of PCR products. Eighty novel equine microsatellites cloned were efficiently(More)
In the Alzheimer disease (AD) brain, senile plaques contain several proteins and cytokines, such as beta-amyloid protein (A beta), interleukin 1, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF beta 1), and apolipoprotein E, which may contribute to the process of neurodegeneration. Clusterin is also known to colocalize with A beta deposits in neuritic plaques.(More)
The immunohistochemical distribution of apolipoproteins in the abdominal aortas of 142 men, 15-34 years of age, collected in a cooperative multicenter study group (Pathobiological Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth) was examined in relationship to serum VLDL+LDL+HDL cholesterol levels. ApoB deposits were limited to the intima of specimens with intimal(More)