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Gravid Angiostrongylus cantonensis can utilize radiolabelled bicarbonate, orotate, uracil, uridine and cytidine but not cytosine, thymine and thymidine for the synthesis of RNA and DNA. In cell-free extracts of the worm, a phosphoribosyltransferase was shown to convert orotate to OMP and uracil to UMP. A similar reaction was not observed with cytosine and(More)
We have investigated the distribution of airborne pollen at the different eleven points in Japan from 1987 to 1998 using gravity sampler. To clarify the characteristics causative pollen for Japanese cedar pollinosis, we examined annual change of pollen counts, dispersing period and geographical difference of C. japonica and Cupressaceae pollen. C. japonica(More)
Thymidylate synthetase (TS) is the only enzyme that catalyzes the formation of thymidine nucleotides in Angiostrongylus cantonensis. A fraction enriched in TS was obtained from the gravid nematode by gel filtration and affinity chromatography using methotrexate-agarose. TS, which was well separated from dihydrofolate reductase, has a relative molecular mass(More)
The incorporation of radioactive precursors into pyrimidine nucleotides via de novo and salvage pathways was measured in gravid Angiostrongylus cantonensis by HPLC and thin-layer chromatography. 14C-labelled orotate, uridine, uracil and deoxyuridine were traced to UMP, UDP, UTP, UDP-glucose, dTMP, CMP, CDP and CTP. 3H-labelled cytidine was also incorporated(More)
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