Noriko Yoshimoto

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In this study, we investigated the dynamics of a membrane interface of liposomes prepared by eight zwitterionic phosphatidylcholines in terms of their headgroup mobility, with spectroscopic methods such as dielectric dispersion analysis (DDA), fluorescence spectroscopy. The DDA measurement is based on the response of the permanent dipole moment to a driving(More)
A biological membrane is the front line of defense for cells against various environmental stresses such as heat and reactive oxygen species (ROS) and is expected to play an important role in the antioxidant system with antioxidant enzymes, similarly to its chaperone-like function in cooperation with heat shock proteins. The oxidative stress response of(More)
The permeation of calcein across the phospholipid bilayer membrane is a key phenomenon in the detection system using liposomes as a sensor unit. The behavior of the calcein release from the liposome was analyzed by a first-order kinetic to obtain the permeability coefficient, Ps [cm/s]. The Ps value for the neutral liposome, prepared by zwitterionic(More)
Salt tolerant chromatography (STC) is an attractive method as buffer exchange during protein purification processes can be skipped; however, the retention and separation mechanism of such STC are still not fully understood. We carried out linear gradient elution (LGE) experiments of bovine serum albumin (BSA) including its dimer form by using poly-amine(More)
An artificial chaperone, which can decrease the protein aggregation and increase the reactivation yield of denatured protein in a fashion similar to natural chaperone, was newly developed using stimuli-responsive polymers. It has previously been reported that the addition of poly(propylene oxide)-phenyl-poly(ethylene glycol) (PPOn-Ph-PEG) with the unit(More)
PEGylation, the covalent attachment of polyethylene glycol (PEG) chains to protein, isa promising method for making an efficient protein drug. Several PEGylated protein drugs, such as PEGylated interferons, are already on the market and others are presently in their clinical trials. However, the PEGylation reaction is very product specific so that(More)
Our previous study has shown that there is a good correlation between the number of charges of DNA (from trimer to 50-mer) and the number of binding sites B in electrostatic interaction chromatography (ion-exchange chromatography, IEC). It was also found that high salt (NaCl) concentration is needed to elute large DNAs (>0.6M). In this paper we further(More)
Yeast alcohol dehydrogenase (YADH) with its cofactor nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) could be stably encapsulated in liposomes composed of POPC (1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine). The YADH- and NAD+-containing liposomes (YADH-NADL) were 100 nm in mean diameter. The liposomal YADH and NAD+ concentrations were 2.3 mg/mL and 3.9 mM,(More)
As it is important to understand how protein conformational changes affect the separation performance in ion exchange chromatography (IEC), we investigated two model systems, unfolded proteins (lysozyme and bovine serum albumin) with urea and dithiothreitol, and PEGylated proteins (lysozyme attached with polyethyleneglycol molecular weight 5000). Linear(More)
A catalytic reaction of H2O2 production by an amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta)-Cu complex with cholesterol incorporated in a liposome was kinetically analyzed. The Michaelis-Menten model was applied to the H2O2 production reaction using cholesterol as the substrate catalyzed by the Abeta-Cu complex. The Km value for the Abeta-Cu complex catalytic reaction with(More)