Noritoshi Shibuya

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Carbohydrate binding properties of a new plant lectin isolated from elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.) (SNA) bark were studied using the techniques of quantitative precipitation, hapten inhibition, and equilibrium dialysis. Purified SNA precipitates highly sialylated glycoproteins such as fetuin, orosomucoid, and ovine submaxillary mucin, but not their asialo(More)
Carbohydrate binding properties of a new plant lectin (GNA) isolated from snowdrop bulbs were studied using the technique of quantitative precipitation, hapten inhibition, and affinity chromatography on immobilized lectin. Purified GNA precipitated highly branched yeast mannans but did not react with most glucans. Hapten inhibition experiments showed that(More)
The sialic acid-specific leukoagglutinating lectin from the seeds of Maackia amurensis (MAL) has been studied by the techniques of quantitative precipitin formation, hapten inhibition of precipitation, hapten inhibition using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and lectin affinity chromatography. The ability of the immobilized lectin to fractionate(More)
Clinical characteristics of six cases of germinoma involving a unilateral basal ganglion and thalamus are summarized. The incidence was estimated as 10% of all intracranial germinomas. The average age at the onset was 10.5 years. The sex incidence showed a male dominance. The clinical course was slowly progressive, and the average duration between onset and(More)
By using subtracted probes, two cDNA clones of rice, EL2 and EL3, were isolated as genes responsive within 6 min to N-acetylchitoheptaose, a potent biotic elicitor for phytoalexin biosynthesis. Analyses of the sequence of the cDNAs showed that both of EL2 and EL3 encoded basic proteins with no significant similarities to those of known genes.
Affinity cross-linking of the plasma membrane fraction to an (125)I-labeled chitin oligosaccharide led to the identification and characterization of an 85-kD, chitin binding protein in plasma membrane-enriched fractions from both suspension-cultured soybean cells and root tissue. Inhibition analysis indicated a binding preference for larger (i.e. degrees of(More)
Serotype-specific polysaccharide antigens from Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans ATCC 29523 (serotype a) and NCTC 9710 (serotype c) were extracted from whole cells by autoclaving and purified by ion-exchange chromatography and gel filtration. Analysis of component sugars by gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, high performance liquid(More)
There were 55 patients (soft disc, 21 and spondylosis, 34) who underwent anterior cervical discectomy without fusion (ACD) using an operating microscope. Discectomy of a single level was performed on 48 cases and two levels on 7. There were 37 patients with radiculopathy, and 18 patients with myelopathy or myeloradiculopathy who were followed clinically for(More)
A high-affinity binding protein for the N-acetylchito-oligosaccharide elicitor of phytoalexin biosynthesis was identified by photoaffinity labeling and affinity cross-linking in the plasma membrane of suspension-cultured rice cells. Both a [125I]-labeled photolabile 2-(4-azidophenyl)ethylamino conjugate ([125I]-GN8-AzPEA) and a [125I]-labeled(More)
Bark lectins from the elderberry species belonging to the genus Sambucus have a unique carbohydrate binding specificity for sialylated glycoconjugates containing NeuAc(alpha 2-6)Gal/GalNAc sequence. To elucidate the structure of the elderberry lectin, a cDNA library was constructed from the mRNA isolated from the bark tissue of Japanese elderberry (Sambucus(More)