Shûichi Saheki

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An atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) receptor from rat lung was solubilized with Lubrol-PX and purified by sequential chromatographic steps on GTP-agarose, DEAE-Sephacel, phenyl-agarose, and wheat germ agglutinin-agarose. The ANF receptor was enriched 19,000-fold. The purified receptor has a binding profile and properties that correspond to the affinity and(More)
A spectrophotometric assay of orthophosphate at mild pH is described. Phosphomolybdate complex is reduced by ascorbic acid at pH 5.0 in the presence of Zn2+. The chromophore produced is measured at 850 nm. The method is simple and sensitive, and the reaction proceeds normally in the presence of "interfering substances" such as metal-chelating agents and(More)
We previously demonstrated that the 27-kDa major component protein in rat liver gap junctions was phosphorylated by protein kinase C in vitro (Takeda, A. et al. (1987) FEBS Lett. 210, 169-172). In this study, we examined this further and examined the phosphorylation of the 27-kDa gap junction protein in rat hepatocytes by metabolically labeling cells with(More)
A 21,000-dalton Ca(2+)-binding protein (Walsh, M.P., Valentine, K.A., Ngai, P.K., Carruthers, C.A., and Hollengerg, M.D. (1984) Biochem. J. 224, 117-127) was purified from the rat brain and through the use of oligonucleotide probe based on partial amino acid sequence, cDNA clones were obtained from rat brain cDNA library. The complete amino acid sequence(More)
Complementary DNA clones corresponding to the 70- and 82-kDa subunits of soluble guanylate cyclase of rat lung have been isolated. Blot hybridization of total poly(A)+ RNA from rat tissues detected mRNA of about 3.4 kilobases for the 70-kDa subunit and about 5.5 kilobases for the 82-kDa subunit. Messenger RNA levels of both subunits were abundant in lung(More)
The soluble form of guanylate cyclase (EC from rat lung has been purified to homogeneity by a one-step immunoaffinity chromatographic procedure. The purified soluble guanylate cyclase has specific activities of 432 and 49.1 nmol of cyclic GMP formed per min/mg protein with manganese and magnesium ions as a cofactor, respectively. This represents a(More)
A complementary DNA clone corresponding to the 70 kDa subunit of soluble guanylate cyclase (EC of rat lung has been isolated. The primary structure of the cDNA consisted of 3063 nucleotides including a 1857-nucleotide coding region for 619 amino acids, and the calculated molecular weight was 70476. Blot hybridization of total poly(A)+RNAs from rat(More)
The degree of glycation of plasma apolipoprotein A-I was measured by a combination of gel filtration, boronate affinity chromatography and latex immunoagglutination. The plasma concentrations of apolipoprotein A-I determined by this combination method (y) correlated well with those determined by turbidimetric immunoassay (x) (y=1.12x + 1.9, r=0.964). The(More)
To investigate the effects of enteral and parenteral alimentation on VLDL release from the liver, a lipid-free liquid nutriment was continuously administered to free-moving rats via the oral cavity (oral group), stomach (enteral group) or superior caval vein (parenteral group). After 1-week of nutrition, the plasma VLDL concentrations were significantly(More)