Satsuki Itoh

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Aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AhRR) has been recently identified as a negative factor that suppresses aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-mediated transcriptional gene expression. In the present study, the expression level of AhRR in normal human tissues was determined. AhRR mRNA was detected in liver, breast, colon, kidney, lung, bladder, uterus,(More)
N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (GnT-V) catalyzes the addition of beta1,6-GlcNAc branching of N-glycans, which contributes to metastasis. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III) catalyzes the formation of a bisecting GlcNAc structure in N-glycans, resulting in the suppression of metastasis. It has long been hypothesized that the suppression of GnT-V(More)
Using recombinant human thrombomodulin (rhTM) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, we studied the structural analysis of a glycoprotein by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS). First, we analyzed the structure of both the O- and N-linked glycans in rhTM by(More)
The various monosaccharide composition analysis methods were evaluated as monosaccharide test for glycoprotein-based pharmaceuticals. Neutral and amino sugars were released by hydrolysis with 4-7N trifluoroacetic acid. The monosaccharides were N-acetylated if necessary, and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorometric or UV(More)
We previously reported that graphitized carbon column liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCC-LC-MS) is very useful for the structural analysis of carbohydrates in a glycoprotein. In this study, GCC-LC-MS was adapted for the simultaneous microanalysis of oligosaccharides. A variety of oligosaccharide alditols prepared from fetuin, ribonuclease B, and(More)
Follistatin (FS), a glycoprotein, plays an important role in cell growth and differentiation through the neutralization of the biological activities of activins. In this study, we analyzed the glycosylation of recombinant human FS (rhFS) produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells. The results of SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF MS revealed the presence of both(More)
Changes in the glycosylation of some serum proteins are associated with certain diseases. In this study, we performed simultaneous site-specific glycosylation analysis of abundant serum glycoproteins by LC/Qq-TOF MS of human serum tryptic digest, the albumin of which was depleted. The glycopeptide peaks on the chromatogram were basically assigned by(More)
We have previously described the site-specific glycosylation analysis of rat brain Thy-1 by LC/multistage tandem mass spectrometry (MS(n)) using proteinase-digested Thy-1. In the present study, detailed structures of oligosaccharides released from Thy-1 were elucidated by mass spectrometric oligosaccharide profiling using LC/MS with a graphitized carbon(More)
Ceruloplasmin has ferroxidase activity and plays an essential role in iron metabolism. In this study, a site-specific glycosylation analysis of human ceruloplasmin (CP) was carried out using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS). A tryptic digest of carboxymethylated CP was(More)
N-Glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuGc), an acidic nine-carbon sugar, is produced in several animals, such as cattle and mice. Since human cells cannot synthesize NeuGc, it is considered to be immunogenic in humans. Recently, NeuGc contamination was reported in human embryonic stem cells cultured with xenogeneic serum and cells, suggesting that possibly NeuGc may(More)