R T Sekiguchi

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A consistent rat model for the study of the consequences of congophilic and fibrillar A beta-amyloid in brain has been developed. One hundred percent of animals receiving infusions of synthetic beta-amyloid protein (A beta 1-40) plus a specific heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) for 1 week or 7 weeks (following 2 week infusions) demonstrated Congo red and(More)
The second-order rate constant (k4) for the oxidation of a series of aromatic donor molecules (monosubstituted phenols and anilines) by horseradish peroxidase (HRP) compound II was examined with a stopped-flow apparatus. The electronic states of these substrates were calculated by an ab initio molecular orbital method. It was found that in both phenols and(More)
Previous studies have shown the basement membrane form of heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) known as perlecan, co-localized to beta-amyloid protein (A beta)-containing amyloid deposits in brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Down's syndrome. Although HSPG was localized to diffuse A beta plaques in hippocampus, amygdala, and neocortex, it(More)
A monoclonal antibody (HK-249) that recognizes a glucosamine sulfate alpha 1----4 glucuronic acid-containing determinant in heparan sulfate (HS) chains of a basement membrane-derived heparan sulfate proteoglycan identified and immunolocalized HS specifically to the amyloid deposits in neuritic plaques (NPs), congophilic angiopathy (CA), as well as in(More)
Quantitative determination by liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) was achieved for the following 10 toxins found in association with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning: okadaic acid (OA), dinophysistoxin-1 (DTX1), 7-O-palmitoylokadaic acid (palOA), 7-O-palmitoyldinophysistoxin-1 (pa1DTX1), pectenotoxin-1 (PTX1), pectenotoxin-2 (PTX2),(More)
Expression of the genes encoding the beta/A4 amyloid protein precursor (APP) and microtubule-associated protein tau was studied in an embryonal carcinoma cell line (P19) that differentiates in vitro into cholinergic neurons after treatment with retinoic acid. Expression of APP increased 34- (mRNA) and 50-fold (protein) during neuronal differentiation;(More)
An effective method to increase Thomson scattering (TS) signals is required in low-density plasmas. Multipass TS has the advantage of enhancing scattered signals. We constructed a double-pass TS system for a polarization-based system modelled on the GAMMA 10 TS system. In the second step, we have developed the multi-pass TS system based on the former(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated the immunolocalization of perlecan, a specific heparan sulfate proteoglycan, to the beta-amyloid protein (A beta)-containing amyloid deposits within the walls of blood vessels (i.e., congophilic angiopathy) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. In the present investigation, the differential binding of previously characterized(More)
Proteoglycans (PGs) incorporated into cell layer and secreted into media were characterized during retinoic acid-induced neuronal differentiation of cultured P19 murine embryonal carcinoma cells. Heparan sulfate significantly increased (P < 0.01) in cell layer following neuronal differentiation of P19 cells by 3.9-fold. CL-4B gel chromatography revealed the(More)
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