N. Ikushima

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Compounds with medium relative molecular masses active against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were synthesized. Sulfated alkyl oligosaccharides such as sulfated octadecyl maltohexaoside, sulfated dodecyl laminaripentaoside and sulfated dodecyl laminari-oligomer caused 50% inhibition of virus infection in the EC50 range of 0.4-0.7 microgram/mL in vitro(More)
Fluorometric titration of E. coli single-stranded DNA binding protein with various RNAs showed that the protein specifically and cooperatively binds to its own mRNA. The binding inhibited in vitro expression of ssb and bla but not nusA. This inhibition takes place at a physiological concentration of SSB. The function of the protein in gene regulation is(More)
A series of sulfated alkyl oligosaccharides, including a sulfate dodecyl laminarapentaoside and a sulfated octadecyl maltohexaoside with potent anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) activity, has been synthesized. An alkyl oligosaccharide in which a long alkyl group is bonded to the reducing end of the oligosaccharide was first synthesized in high yield.(More)
To identify the metacercariae of a gymnophallid trematode in the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum from the Ariake Sea, experimental infection and molecular analysis were conducted. Based on the morphology of adult worms obtained from experimentally infected mice, the parasite was identified as Parvatrema duboisi. Comparison of internal transcribed spacer(More)
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