Shiori Nakazawa

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The recent patent expirations of erythropoietin (EPO) have promoted the development of biosimilars. Two and one biosimilar EPO products were approved in 2007 in Europe and in 2010 in Japan, respectively. Glycosylation heterogeneity of EPO is very complex, and its pattern has a large impact on its in vivo activity. In this study, glycoform profilings of(More)
The sorting nexin (SNX) family proteins, which contain a Phox homology (PX) domain, play crucial roles in regulating the intracellular membrane trafficking of the endocytic pathway. The proper coordination of this pathway is important for axonal elongation; however, little is known about the expression and intracellular dynamics of the SNX members during(More)
Insulin analog products for subcutaneous injection are prepared as solutions in which insulin analog molecules exist in several oligomeric states. Oligomeric stability can affect their onset and duration of action and has been exploited in designing them. To investigate the oligomeric stability of insulin analog products having different pharmacokinetics,(More)
The functional site of ChlZ, an auxiliary electron donor to P680+, was determined by pulsed ELDOR applied to a radical pair of Y D • and Chlz+ in oriented PS II membranes from spinach. The radical-radical distance was determined to be 29.5 Å and its direction was 50° from the membrane normal, indicating that a chlorophyll on the D2 protein is responsible(More)
Snake venom metalloproteases (SVMPs) are members of the a disintegrin and metalloprotease (ADAM) family of proteins, as they possess similar domains. SVMPs are known to elicit snake venom-induced haemorrhage; however, the target proteins and cleavage sites are not known. In this work, we identified a target protein of vascular apoptosis-inducing protein 1(More)
Human insulin and insulin lispro (lispro), a rapid-acting insulin analog, have identical primary structures, except for the transposition of a pair of amino acids. This mutation results in alterations in their higher order structures, with lispro dissociating more easily than human insulin. In our previous study performed using hydrogen/deuterium exchange(More)
Silkworms serve as promising bioreactors for the production of recombinant proteins, including glycoproteins and membrane proteins, for structural and functional protein analyses. However, lack of methodology for stable isotope labeling has been a major deterrent to using this expression system for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) structural biology. Here(More)
We successfully developed a method for metabolic isotope labeling of recombinant proteins produced in transgenic tobacco. This enabled assessment of structural integrity of plant-derived therapeutic antibodies by NMR analysis. A variety of expression vehicles have been developed for the production of promising biologics, including plants, fungi, bacteria,(More)