Shigeki Inumaru

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Despite the central role that dendritic cells (DC) play in immune regulation and antigen presentation, little is known about porcine DC. In this study, two sources of DC were employed. Bone marrow haematopoietic cell-derived DC (BM-DC) were generated using granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the presence or absence of tumour(More)
The D-loop regions in equine mitochondrial DNA were cloned from three thoroughbred horses by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The total number of bases in the D-loop region were 1114 bp, 1115 bp and 1146 bp. The equine D-loop region is A/T rich like many other mammalian D-loops. The large central conserved sequence block and small conserved sequence blocks(More)
We investigated the ability of a baculovirus-insect cell system to produce sialylated glycoproteins. Despite the presence of enzymes for synthesizing complex-type N-glycans, the most frequent structure of insect N-glycan is the paucimannosidic type, Man(3)GlcNAc(2)(+/-Fuc). The reason for the overwhelming assembly of paucimannosidic N-glycans is not yet(More)
We developed a procedure for the large-scale purification of bovine interferon-tau (boIFN-tau) by means of a silkworm-baculovirus gene expression system. Recombinant boIFN-tau (rboIFN-tau) was efficiently produced in the silkworm infected with boIFN-tau cDNA recombinant baculovirus and accumulated in the haemolymph. To establish a purification method(More)
Kit receptor is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase that is the receptor for stem cell factor (SCF). The extracellular domain of bovine Kit receptor (boKit) was produced by a baculovirus expression system. Six monoclonal antibody (MAb) clones designated as bK-1 to bK-6 were obtained upon immunization of mice with the recombinant protein. Immunoprecipitation and(More)
The immune response to a naked plasmid DNA encoding the nucleoprotein (N protein) of porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) was investigated in this study. A complementary DNA of the entire N gene was amplified by RT-PCR, and inserted into a mammalian expression vector (pcDNA3.1) to construct a recombinant plasmid (pcDNA/N). To evaluate the(More)
The comparative study of the methods for constructing the artificial genes have done. Equine interferon alpha-1 gene and porcine interferon alpha-1 gene were synthesized respectively by several methods from short DNA oligomers and each gene was evaluated about the accuracy of the gene sequence. The gene made by the SPR method was the most accurate.
In vitro translation of bluetongue virus (BTV) double-stranded RNA in the rabbit reticulocyte lysate system has shown segment 10 (S10) to code for two related proteins, NS3 and NS3A. The presence of both products in vivo, however, has remained unconfirmed owing to the very low level of synthesis of the S10 gene product(s) in BTV-infected BHK cells. In the(More)
Lepidoptera such as the domestic silkworm (Bombyx mori) produce proteins modified with unsialylated, mannose-rich moieties known as 'high mannose-type'N-glycans. However, we observed that, under intrinsic acetylglucosaminidase (GlcNAcase)-inhibited conditions, moth cells tend to synthesize different types of glycoform with sialic acid modification. To(More)
The full length porcine granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) cDNA, including secretion signal peptide coding region was recloned into baculovirus transfer vector pAcYM1. The vector was then transfected with Autographica californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus (AcNPV) DNA into SF21AE cells and the recombinant virus AcPGM was recovered.(More)