Shunji Kurooka

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We have developed a sandwich-enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the quantification of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and hepatic triglyceride lipase (HTGL) in human postheparin plasma (PHP) using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed against the corresponding enzymes purified from human PHP. The sandwich-EIA for LPL was performed by using the combination of two(More)
We have developed simple methods for measuring recombinant human tumor necrosis factor alpha (rHu-TNF alpha) and antibodies to rHu-TNF alpha in the sera of animals intravenously injected with rHu-TNF alpha. rHu-TNF alpha was measured by a competitive binding enzyme immunoassay (C-EIA) using standard rHu-TNF alpha, beta-galactosidase labeled rHu-TNF alpha as(More)
A new and simple colorimetric method for human serum lipase [EC 3.1.1.3] assay has been developed, using 2,3-dimercaptopropan-1-ol tributyroate as a substrate, 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitro-benzoic acid) as a chromogenic reagent, phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride as an inhibitor of serum esterases, and sodium dodecylsulfate as a lipase activator. The method requires(More)
We successfully adapted the dimercaprol (BAL) tributyrate-5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) method (J. Biochem. 81: 361, 1977) for assay of lipase in human serum to a discrete analyzer (the TBA 880) (I) or a continuous-flow analyzer (AutoAnalyzer, Type II) (II). In both, BAL-tributyrate is used as substrate, in combination with serum esterase inhibitors(More)
We assessed the competitive binding between zonisamide (ZNS) in serum samples and beta-galactosidase-labeled ZNS derivatives, using competing antibodies to ZNS derivatives, and selected the best enzyme-labeled antigen and antibody for accurate enzyme immunoassay (EIA) of ZNS in serum without interference from its metabolites or from other antiepileptic(More)
Very low levels of lipase can easily be measured by a new serum lipase assay method (the BALB-DTNB method), using BAL-tributyrate (BALB) as a substrate, 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) as a chromogenic SH reagent, phenylmethylsulfonylfluoride as an inhibitor of esterases and sodium dodecyl sulfate as a surfactant. The BALB-DTNB method has a higher(More)
About 100 S-fatty acyl thiol compounds designed as substrates for pancreatic lipase [EC 3.1.1.3] were synthesized and tested for susceptibility to hydrolysis by hog pancreatic lipase and hog hepatic carboxylic esterase [EC 3.1.1.1] using 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) as a chromogenic reagent to determine the hydrolytic rates of their S-acyl bonds. In(More)