Shigeyuki Fukui

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We describe microarrays of oligosaccharides as neoglycolipids and their robust display on nitrocellulose. The arrays are sourced from glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglycans, polysaccharides, whole organs, or from chemically synthesized oligosaccharides. We show that carbohydrate-recognizing proteins single out their ligands not only in arrays of(More)
A mixture of octa- and decasaccharides obtained by the digestion with the hyaluronidase of chondroitin sulfate E derived from squid cartilage was subfractionated into 20 and 23 different components, respectively, by anion-exchange HPLC. MALDI-TOF/MS was used to assign the sugar and sulfate composition of the putative octa- and decasaccharides, and a(More)
Neoglycolipid technology is eminently adaptable for microarray design for high-throughput detection and specificity assignments of carbohydrate-protein interactions. Dermatan sulfate (DS) is known to play an important role because of its ability to bind growth factors as well as chemokines and to modulate their biological activities during inflammation and(More)
The variation in the sulfation profile of chondroitin sulfate (CS)/dermatan sulfate (DS) chains regulates central nervous system development in vertebrates. Notably, the disulfated disaccharide D-unit, GlcUA(2-O-sulfate)-GalNAc(6-O-sulfate), correlates with the promotion of neurite outgrowth through the DSD-1 epitope that is embedded in the CS moiety of the(More)
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) proteoglycans are major components of cartilage and other connective tissues. The monoclonal antibody WF6, developed against embryonic shark cartilage CS, recognizes an epitope in CS chains, which is expressed in ovarian cancer and variably in joint diseases. To elucidate the structure of the epitope, we isolated oligosaccharide(More)
Twelve octasaccharide fractions were obtained from chondroitin sulfate C derived from shark cartilage after hyaluronidase digestion. Their sugar and sulfate composition was assigned by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry. The sequences were determined at low picomole amounts by a combination of enzymatic digestions(More)
Radicicol, an antifungal antibiotic with markedly low toxicity, is a potent inhibitor of the Src family of protein tyrosine kinases and causes morphological reversion of v-src-transformed fibroblasts. Recently, this antibiotic was also found to inhibit Raf kinase. In the present study, we found that nanomolar concentrations of radicicol (10 ng/ml) enhanced(More)
To determine the epitopic structure for an antiGalNAca-Ser(Thr) (anti-Tn) monoclonal antibody, MLS 128, asialo-ovine submaxillary mucin was digested with various proteases, and the digests were fractionated by immunoaffinity column chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. From the tryptic digest, a glycopeptide, GP-I, and five other(More)
Heparanase activity is correlated with the metastatic potential of several cancer cells and is a key enzyme in the breakdown of tissue barriers. It is also involved in the regulation of growth factor and cytokine activity. However, little is known about the factors that induce heparanase in cancer cells. We investigated the effect of three growth factors,(More)
Intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1)-mediated cell-cell adhesion is thought to play an important role at sites of inflammation. Recent evidence suggests that ICAM-1 surface expression on alveolar macrophages is increased in pulmonary sarcoidosis and that inflammatory granuloma formation is characterized by the aggregation of macrophages. The present(More)