Sayako Takamatsu

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Structural analysis of the sugar chains of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) has revealed that abnormal biantennary structures appear specifically on hCG in the urine of choriocarcinoma patients. However, the enzymatic and molecular mechanisms of the biosynthesis of abnormal biantennary sugar chains have not yet been elucidated. In this report, the enzyme(More)
A human cDNA for UDP- N -acetylglucosamine:alpha1,3-d-mannoside beta1,4- N- acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GnT-IV) was isolated from a liver cDNA library using a probe based on a partial cDNA sequence of the bovine GnT-IV. The cDNA encoded a complete sequence of a type II membrane protein of 535 amino acids which is 96% identical to the bovine GnT-IV.(More)
BACKGROUND The possible link between melatonin and anti-inflammatory activity is currently a focus of interest. In the present study, COX-2 expression and NF-κB activation in RAW264.7 macrophage-like cells stimulated with the fimbriae of Porphyromonas gingivalis, an oral anaerobe, in the absence and presence of melatonin were investigated. MATERIALS AND(More)
We examined the induction of hypoxic tolerance after hypoxic preconditioning in the frontal cortex, caudate putamen and thalamus using the dynamic positron autoradiography technique and [18F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose with rat brain slices. Hypoxic tolerance induction was confirmed in the frontal cortex, but not in the caudate putamen and thalamus. Next, we(More)
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